Perge Aspendos Side Tour and Kurşunlu Waterfall from Antalya

Antalya , Turkey
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Perge Aspendos Side Tour and Kurşunlu Waterfall from Antalya

The Price :    60.00

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Duration :   8 Hours
Start Location:   Antalya

Perge Aspendos Side Tour and Kurşunlu Waterfall

Welcome to our Perge Aspendos Side Tour, a journey through time to explore the rich history and culture of Turkey. Antalya, the stunning coastal city is a destination that has long captivated visitors with its natural beauty, rich history and vibrant culture. The tour also includes a visit to the famous natural destination called Kursunlu Waterfalls.

We invite you to discover some of the region’s most fascinating ancient ruins and landmarks, just a short distance from Antalya. Led by expert tour guides, this immersive experience is a must-do for anyone wanting to discover the hidden gems of Turkey’s cultural heritage.

Highlights

  • Follow the footsteps of ancient civilizations
  • Explore the ruins of the ancient city of Perge and Hellenistic Gate
  • See the stunning Roman amphitheater in Aspendos
  • Visit the famous Temple of Apollo in Side
  • Enjoy a stop at Kurşunlu Waterfalls Natural Park
Departure

We’ll pick you up from your hotel at 08:00 – 08:30 AM (Konyaaltı, City center, Old Town, Lara, Kundu)

Please note that the pickup time may slightly vary depending on the traffic.

Itinerary

Upon pickup, you will be transferred to the tour site for your day trip. Accompanied by your experienced tour guide you will visit the following places.

Aspendos is a world-famous Roman theatre. The design was made in the year 155 A.D. by a Greek architect called Zenon, who lived in the city of Aspendos. They claim that it was built under Marcus Aurelius (161-180), meaning 2nd century A.D. It is richly decorated, really worth a visit. Today it is still used for the annual opera and ballet festival, usually taking place in September every year. It is famous for it’s fabulous acoustics.

Following that, we will visit Side, the antic city. It used to be the biggest slave trade center in the Mediterranean. There used to live 30.000 people in the 3rd century A.D. Today you find half of that city still in ruins. On Side, we will also get to visit Temple of Apollo, built in the 2nd century AD and is dedicated to the god Apollo, one of the most important figures in Greek mythology.

Temple of Apollo was also major center of worship for this cult. People from all over the region would come to the temple to make offerings and sacrifices to the god, seeking his favor and protection. Most of the ruins you see today are built by the Romans, except the museum near the theatre. Some of them used to be a roman baths, built in the 5th century.

The theatre of Side is unique on the outside. All the other theatres were built against the natural slope of a hill. There was no hill in Side. They had to build it with arches. On the outside, there were 14 shops and 5 entrances. It is the only theatre with elephant legs in the world.

Perge still has a very well-preserved stadium, right outside the entrance gate of the antic city, the Hellenistic Gate. This grand archway was built in the 2nd century BC, during the Hellenistic Period and served as the main entrance to the city. Remember they only had hammer and chisel. As you explore the ruins of Perga, be sure to take your time and appreciate the beauty and significance of the Hellenistic Gate.

Our last stop will be Kurşunlu Waterfall. which is about 20 meters high and launches its water into a lake with large fishes. It lies in a beautiful park. Nice and cool in hot summer days. Do not miss this opportunity and join us on our Perge Aspendos Side tour, including the waterfall from Antalya, in which we combine history and nature.

Places You’ll See :

1Ancient City of Perge
2Ancient City of Aspendos
3Kurşunlu Waterfall

What's Included

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • Professional Guide

What's Excluded

  • Tipping (Optional)

Activities

  • Easy Tracking
  • Group Tour
  • Historical Tour

Location Map

Why Book With Us?

  • As a well known Tourism Agency, we believe that there should not be any suprises for you whether it be your trips, accommodations or so forth.
  • Therefore, our team is extremely dedicated and here to make sure that your are well satisfied throughout your journey.

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