Duration: 4/5 hours
Departure: Everyday (Regular group tours: Everyday)
Route: Perge Ancient Site, Aspendos Theater and Aspendos Ancient Site
You shall be picked up from the Antalya airport, Antalya hotel, Antalya Marina or your cruise ship port in Antalya. Your Antalya guide will hold up a sign with your name on it. Your Antalya Tour Guide or Turkish Local Travel Agency will provide you with a complimentary Antalya City map, Turkey map and Turkey brochures. Antalya tour will take approximately 4-5 hours and after will drive you back to your Antalya hotel, Antalya Marina, Antalya airport or Antalya harbor in Turkey.
This tour is a daily tour from Antalya, On the Perge and Aspendos Half Day Tour, you will be taken by your Tour guide to Perge Ancient Site, From the extensive remains of ancient Perge 16 km from Antalya, it is easy to imagine what a life must have been like this prosperous town over 100.000 inhabitants, The Perge Stadium, which seated a crowd of 12.000,has a wall at the far end meant to protect spectators during the wild beast fights that took place here. Against the opposite hill,an impressive Theater features finely rendeed reliefs of Dionysus.Entering through the Roman gate,you will see a large Agora to your right.Up ahead,two imposing Hellenistic Tower mark beginning of the long colonnaded avenue leading to the Nymphaeum ,just behind Roman Public Bath,dating from the 3C AD.After Perge Ancient site,we willdrive to Aspendos Ancient Site,Aspendos has themost perfectly preserved Theatre in the Roman world.The estimated capacity of theater is 15.000,though in recent years more than 40.000 ,have been squeezed in to see Turkish wrestling and song contests.The theater is virtually as it was when first built.Apart from theatre,the most interesting monument in Aspendos is the Aqueduct.This brought water from the Isaurian Mountains in the North,a tremendous feat of engineering.The remaining section consists of an arched structure 880m long and 15m high,which carried the limestone water pipes,and two pressure towers. Then drive to Seljuk bridge over the Koprucay(Eurymedon) dating from the 13’th century AD. Still used, this replaced a 2C Roman bridge, whose ruins may be seen in the river – bed a few metres to the North. A tentative reconstruction of the 5m wide Roman bridge, whose central span was 9m above the water, shows that large sea going ships could have passed underneath it on their way to the docks. In relation to its Seljuk successor it was a veritable giants. When the tour has finished your Perge-Aspendos Tour guide will return you to your pick up point. You can take a Private Perge-Aspendos Tour where you can be picked up by your Antalya Tour guide at your convienence or a Perge-Aspendos Group tour, where your Antalya Tour guide will pick you up at approx 09.00 hours for your Tour from Antalya.
PS: Perge-Aspendos Ancient Sites tours we provide are private tours which means they include a driver and a separate tour guide who speaks english and they will accompany you throughout the tour and they will be able to answer any questions or queries during your tour. Those who book in advance avoid the rush and tight squeezes of traveling with all of the crowds.
*A tour document with details and confirmations will be e-mailed after booking.
*Private Perge – Aspendos Tour from Antalya runs everyday and available all year round.
- Private Professional Licenced English Speaking Tour Guide.
- Private deluxe A/C VIP vehicle.
- Parking fees of vehicle.
- Pick up From Antalya Harbour, Antalya Marina, Antalya Hotel.
- Drop off to Antalya Harbour, Antalya Marina, Antalya Hotel.
What’s Not Included
- Gratuities to the guide and driver.
- Personal expenses.
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