Perge Aspendos Side from Alanya is a tour of the ancient world and, at the same time, the sites of the first Christians. Perge is a city that has been ruled by at least four empires. It was ruled by the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, Alexander the Great stayed here. It was also visited by the first Christian saints. Before the Ottomans, it was ruled by the Seljuk khans. Aspendos is another centre of antiquity. There you can visit one of the largest ancient amphitheatres in the world. It used to hold up to 15000 people at a time.
After lunch, we head to Side, the ghost town, as it has been called, which dates back to the 7th century BC. Then we will visit Manavgat, its 40-meter waterfall, see ancient buildings (Roman baths, ancient and later sanctuaries, and much more).
A professional English-speaking guide will give you a tour of all the places visited. Impressed with the history and the view of these fascinating sites, we will set off on our return journey in a comfortable bus. Entrance fees, both transfers, guide accompaniment and lunch are included in the tour price. We recommend that you make reservations for this tour well in advance.
With perhaps only 14 days of your holiday, you may wonder which tour to choose and with so many ancient sites in this region, this may be a difficult task. Well, wonder no more. This three city tour takes you to Perge, Aspendos and Side three of the main regions of well preserved antiquity in this area, and all in the same day.
You will have the chance to see the ancient but fully functional amphitheatre at Aspendos, and quite literally, step back in time. In Side you can visit the Temple of Apollo and have free time discovering the ancient and modern side by side and, in Perge, you can walk the Roman streets of the ancient city and marvel at its statues and intact roadways.
As if this wasn’t enough to keep you interested, you will end the day at Kurşunlu Waterfalls, and if the water count is low, Manavgat Waterfalls. Both Falls are renowned for their beauty, in fact some people choose only the falls to spend the day.
Even though this is at the end of your tour, just to see the foaming water as it breaks on the lake is a most relaxing way to close your tour, and of course you will also have the benefit of trying an authentic Turkish lunch before you head off to Side. Along the way your guide will give you any information and be able to answer your questions, should you have any.
In 2024, price of Perge Aspendos Side Tour from Alanya is 60 € for adults, 30 € for children between age 4 and 7, free for children under 3 years old.
You will have a transfer from your hotel via air conditioned coach, with English speaking guide, to visit the points of interest throughout the day.
Your first visit will be to the ancient city of Perge where your guide will give you a tour of the ancient city and point out the numerous historical buildigs for you to recognise.
From there you will transfer to the ancient amphitheatre at Aspendos with free time to explore this ancient wonder still in use, as a theatre, today. You will be served an authentic Turkish Lunch in Aspendos.
After lunch you will travel to ancient Side town and the Temple of Apollo. You will have some free time in Side to explore or do some souvenir hunting if you wish.
Once you rejoin the tour and guide, you will head for the Waterfalls at either Kurşunlu or Manavgat for a relaxing break and cool drink before heading back to your hotel.
Cost of Perge Aspendos Side Tour from Alanya is 60 € for adults, 30 € for children between age 4 and 7, free for children under 3 years old in 2024.
This tour departs every Tuesday & Friday with a duration of around 11 hours. Accurate pickup times and dates will be allocated on your purchased ticket.
Because the tour is basically wheelchair friendly, the tour suits most people of all ages and mobility. Young children may not feel there is enough to keep them amused, you should book with discretion if you have very young children. Basically, if you love history and ancient history in particular then this is for you.
Transfer from your hotel via air conditioned coach, with English speaking guide throughout the day.
Your personal expenditure throughout the tour. This would include souvenirs and drinks, and any snacks extra to lunch.
Your sun cream and good walking shoes are the first order of the day. Sunglasses and sunhat are a good idea too. Wear comfortable clothing and do bring a jacket or sweater if you are travelling later or earlier in the season.
Bring some money with you for personal expenses.
Bringing your camera with you is also a good idea, with numerous sights worth photographing throughout the day.
If you wish you may choose a vegan or vegetarian meal. You should inform the operator of this when purchasing your ticket.
Alexander The Great came through Side in 334 BC. So great was his army that they showed no resistance. In return the great leader established one of the greatest coin mints in the ancient world and developed the city to become a great metropolis of its time. This is your chance not only to step into history, but to walk in the footsteps of the great man himself!