This fascinating tour to Perge, Aspendos and Side from Antalya will help you dive into the events of the past and enjoy the beautiful views of the natural landscapes.
During the trip, you will visit two ancient Greek cities with a long history, Perge and Aspendos. You can also take a walk along and explore the streets of these ancient cities that have survived to this day. You are going to see wonderful architectural monuments built many centuries ago.
The ancient amphitheater in Aspendos will amaze you with its size. This giant structure designed for 17,000 spectators, is very well preserved. You will have a wonderful opportunity to recapture the historical events of the past and imagine yourself as an ancient inhabitant of the city 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 the midst of all this splendor, you can take truly beautiful photos.
Then you will visit the wonderful city of Side and 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 magical beauty of waterfalls.
A fascinating trip to Perge, Aspendos and Side from Antalya is a unique opportunity to see a lot of interesting sights in one day! This trip will certainly give you many wonderful moments and will be remembered for a long time!
In 2022, 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.
Everyday, all year round from 8:00 to 18:00.
Your fascinating tour through the 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 huge ancient amphitheater, well preserved to this day. A hearty, complete lunch awaits you here.
The end point of your most interesting trip will be the city of Side, where you will visit one of the two amazing waterfalls, Manavgat or Kurşunlu. After your delightful trip full of vivid impressions, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
At the very 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 ruins of the ancient city of Perge are one of the most famous sights of Turkey. 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 rich and prosperous. In the 2nd century BC Perge came under the leadership of the Romans, and it was during this period that 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 city was dominated by Byzantium for a long time, thanks to which a huge number of churches and monasteries were erected on its territory. After the conquest of these lands by the Seljuks from the XIV century, the city became part of the Ottoman Empire.
On the territory of the city of Perge you can see the oldest theater built in the 1st century AD. You will be amazed by this truly grandiose structure, designed for 15,000 spectators. In the niches of this theater there were a huge number of sculptures of gods and emperors.
Perge is also famous for its stadium, the largest stadium in Asia Minor. It was designed for 12,000 spectators and is located opposite the theater.
While walking through the ancient ruins of the city, you can see the ancient market square that has survived to this day – the agora, which was the center of the city. The territory of the agora is 75m², full of shopping arcades on the sides.
The city of Perge was famous for its huge complex of famous Roman baths. Here were located not only steam rooms, but also many other rooms. The Roman baths were not only a resting place; the most important strategic and political issues were solved here. The building of the Roman Baths is completely covered with marble and decorated with numerous sculptures. The way in which, many centuries ago, ancient people knew how to handle a stone will simply amaze your imagination. You will also see three basilicas located on the territory of the city and built in the 6th century.
You will have a unique opportunity to stroll through the famous ruins of the ancient Greek city, which still retains its flavor, and take wonderful memorable photos.
The ancient city of Aspendos, like Perge, has a long history and, like Perge, has experienced numerous conquests. The city was ruled by the Romans, the Byzantines, and the Seljuks. Aspendos was built on the banks of the navigable river Eurymedon (now Köprüçay), was a port city and a major trade center.
The main attraction of the ancient city of Aspendos, which has survived to this day, is the ancient amphitheater, which was built in the 2nd century AD. You will be amazed at how huge this theater is, it could accommodate 17,000 spectators at a time and had amazing acoustics. During the reign of Byzantium, the theater was used as a huge open-air church, and in the 12th century it was rebuilt by the Seljuks. You will be amazed at how well preserved this ancient giant is, because not so long ago, it was used for concerts and festivals.
The city itself is not as well preserved as its theater, but you will love to plunge into ancient times, strolling along its ancient, almost destroyed streets, and take beautiful, memorable photos on its territory.
After a long journey, you will certainly 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 of your choice.
Going to the city of Side, you will have a wonderful 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 turn out to be simply amazing. The peculiarity of the waterfall is that during the flood it is completely hidden under water.
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-colored lake. You can make a wish by touching these jets of water and it will definitely come true. This is an unusually beautiful place, so the photos against the background of these beautiful landscapes are simply fantastic.
Cost 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 in 2022.
Antalya Perge Aspendos Side Tour starts at 08:00 in the morning and ends at 18:00. Duration of this tour is 10 hours.
You can book Antalya Perge Aspendos Side Tour online. No downpayments are required while making your reservation.