Perge Aspendos Side from Antalya is a trip to the centres of the ancient world and the sites of early Christianity.
Perge is a city that at least five empires have ruled. The Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, and Alexander the Great conquered it, the first Christian priests visited it, and the Seljuk khans ruled there. As a result, the history of this place is highly colourful.
In Aspendos, you will visit one of the largest amphitheatres in the world. It used to hold up to 17000 spectators at a time.
In the afternoon, you will head to Side and Manavgat, where you will see a 40-meter-wide waterfall and visit Roman ruins, temples, and much more.
This fascinating tour to Perge, Aspendos and Side from Antalya will help you dive into past events and enjoy the beautiful views of the natural landscapes.
The ancient amphitheatre in Aspendos will amaze you with its size. You will have an excellent opportunity to recapture the historical events of the past and imagine yourself as an ancient inhabitant of Aspendos who just came to see the performance.
In the city of Perge, you will see the ruins of the once beautiful and majestic city, which is famous for its largest stadium in Asia Minor. Here, in all this splendour, you can take lovely photos.
Then you will visit one of the two most beautiful waterfalls, Manavgat or Kurşunlu. You will get great pleasure watching the powerful streams of water rush down with incredible speed, creating the magical beauty of waterfalls.
|📅 Tour Days:||Every day|
|⏱️ Tour Hours:||9:00 AM – 7:30 PM|
|✔️ Tour Includes:||Transfer, lunch, guiding, entrance tickets|
|📌 Tour Highlights:||Perge ancient city, Aspendos theater, Manavgat waterfall|
In 2023, price of Perge Aspendos Side Tour from Antalya is 60 € for adults, 30 € for children between age 4 and 7, free for children under 3 years old.
Your fascinating tour of ancient cities begins with a comfortable bus picking you up from your hotel.
The first stop on your way will be the ancient Greek city of Perge. Here you will find an unforgettable walk among the beautiful ancient ruins.
Then you will go to the ancient city of Aspendos, where you will be amazed by the vast ancient amphitheatre, well preserved to this day. A hearty, complete lunch awaits you here.
The endpoint of your most exciting trip will be the city of Side, where you will visit one of the two impressive waterfalls, Manavgat or Kurşunlu. Finally, after your delightful journey full of vivid impressions, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
At the beginning of your exciting tour, you will stop at the once-flourishing ancient Greek city of Perge. The history of this city spans several millennia. Today, the ancient Perge ruins are one of Turkey’s most famous sights. You will get to know the legend about the origin of this city. It was founded in the 12th century BC after the Trojan War. For many centuries of its existence, Perge passed from hand to hand. In 333 BC, it was conquered by Alexander the Great, and even then, the city was prosperous. In the 2nd century BC, Perge came under the Romans’ leadership, and during this period, it reached the peak of its heyday and power.
All significant structures erected in the city of Perge and preserved to this day belong to this period. After the Romans, the town was dominated by Byzantium for a long time, thanks to which many churches and monasteries were erected on its territory. After the conquest of these lands by the Seljuks in the XIV century, the city became part of the Ottoman Empire.
On the territory of the city of Perge, you can see the oldest theatre built in the 1st century AD. You will be amazed by this genuinely magnificent structure, designed for 15,000 spectators. In the niches of this theatre, there were a considerable number of sculptures of gods and emperors.
Perge is also famous for its largest stadium in Asia Minor. It was designed for 12,000 spectators and is located opposite the theatre.
While walking through the city’s ancient ruins, you can see the old market square that has survived to this day – the agora, which was the city’s centre. The territory of the agora is 75m², full of shopping arcades on the sides.
You will have a unique opportunity to stroll through the famous ruins of the ancient Greek city, which still retains its flavour, and take wonderful memorable photos.
The ancient city of Aspendos, like Perge, has a long history and, like Perge, has experienced numerous conquests. The Romans, the Byzantines, and the Seljuks ruled the city. Aspendos was built on the navigable Eurymedon (now Köprüçay), port city, and trade centre.
The main attraction of the ancient city of Aspendos, which has survived to this day, is the ancient amphitheatre, which was built in the 2nd century AD. You will be amazed at how huge this theatre is. It could accommodate 17,000 spectators at a time and had excellent acoustics. During the reign of Byzantium, the theatre was used as a vast open-air church, and in the 12th century, it was rebuilt by the Seljuks. Again, you will be amazed at how well-preserved this ancient giant is because it was used for concerts and festivals not so long ago.
The city itself could be more well preserved than its theatre. Still, you will love to plunge into ancient times, stroll along its old, almost destroyed streets, and take beautiful, memorable photos of its territory.
After a long journey, you will want to replenish the spent energy, so a hearty, full-fledged lunch will await you. The menu will consist of fresh vegetable salad, rice and grilled fish or chicken.
Going to the city of Side, you will have an excellent opportunity to visit one of the two most beautiful waterfalls, Manavgat or Kurşunlu.
Manavgat is an artificially created waterfall of unique dimensions. Its height reaches 2 meters, and its width is as much as 40 meters. It is located near the city of Side and was created during the formation of the dam when a reservoir was built on the Manavgat River. You will be amazed by its appearance, and the pictures against its background will be simply amazing. The waterfall’s peculiarity is that it is completely hidden underwater during the flood.
Kurşunlu waterfall is located in the national nature park of the same name among the cedar forest. Walking through the extraordinary beauty of the park, you will see how streams of water fall from a height of 18 meters right into the emerald-coloured lake. You can make a wish by touching these water jets, and it will come true. This is a wonderful place, so the photos against the background of these beautiful landscapes are simply fantastic.
The cost of Perge Aspendos Side Tour from Antalya is 60 € for adults, 30 € for children between ages 4 and 7, and free for children under three years old in 2023.
Antalya Perge Aspendos Side Tour starts at 09:00 in the morning and ends at 19:30. Duration of this tour is around 10 hours.