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Aspendos Perge Side Tour

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    TravelShopTurkey

  • Locations

    Aspendos, Turkey

  • Activities

    Coach Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $77 USD per person
  • Duration

    9 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    8:00am - 5:00pm

  • Starting Location

    Pick up from your hotel in Antalya

  • Price Includes

    Pick up transfer from your hotel, all entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary, lunch (drinks are extra), transportation in a fully air-conditioned coach, return transfer to your hotel.

Highlights

  • See the theatre's galleries, stage decorations and acoustics that all testify to its architect Xenon's success.
  • Understand the importance of the city from a historical standpoint.
  • See the waterfall in the midst of a pine forest and experience it's exceptional beauty.

Trip Info

Start the tour by visiting Aspendos,  famous for its best-preserved theatre of antiquity built in the 2nd c. AD with a capacity of 15, 000 people. Still used today for performances and festivals, the theatre’s galleries, stage decorations and acoustics all testify to its architect Xenon’s success.
Next, visit Perge. It was settled by the Hittites around 1500 B. C. Kestros (Aksu) river, which runs near acropolis. It was an important trade route starting from Side.  It is also famous by the fact that when St. Paul started his journeys, he visited Perge in 46 A. D. and preached his first sermon here. That’s why it became an important city for the Christians during Byzantine period.
Side is the furthest city in the east of historical Pamphylia. Situated on a peninsula about 1000 m long and 400 m. wide, it fulfilled its duty as a commercial port. Naturally, Side used to be one of the most important trade centers in the antiquity and now it is one of the most popular holiday resorts in Turkey.
We will also visit the Kursunlu waterfall, which is reduced to a mere trickle in the summer months. It is located 19 km from Antalya at the end of a 7 km road branching off to the north of the Antalya-Serik-Alanya highway at a point 12 km from Antalya. The waterfall is on one of the tributaries of the Aksu river and its situation in the midst of a pine forest is of quite exceptional beauty. The countryside around the water forms a lovely picnic and pleasure spot only twenty minutes from the centre of the city of Antalya.

Your adventure awaits!

TravelShopTurkey

TravelShop Turkey is dedicated to providing the utmost in quality and service. Our team of travel professionals all bring individual areas of expertise and this knowledge goes into each of our tours. TravelShop Turkey is a member of TURSAB (Turkish Travel Agents Association), ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents), and ETOA (European Tour Operators Association). We are registered under TravelShop Turkey & Murti's Tour Alliance Group, licence number is 5291. We have certificates of excellent from Trip Advisor, the Century International Quality ERA in the GOLD category, and from Ceneva and Corporate Excellence Award in Travel & Tourism.

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