Our tour starts in the morning by picking you up from your hotel. This tour runs from 08:00 to 17:00. From the extensive remains of ancient Perge (16km from Antalya), it is easy to imagine what life must have been like in this prosperous town of over 100,000 inhabitants.
Greek heroes supposedly founded the city after the Trojan War. Still, it earned its place in history when it sided with the omnipotent boy wonder Alexander the Great. The stadium, which seated a crowd of 12,000, has a wall at the far end meant to protect spectators during the wild beast fights here. Against the opposite hill, an impressive theater features finely rendered reliefs of Dionysus.
Entering through the Roman gate, you'll see a large agora (marketplace) to your right. Up ahead, two imposing Hellenistic towers mark the beginning of the long colonnaded avenue leading to the nymphaeum. In ancient times, water flowed from here into a fountain that flowed the length of the Street.
After our Perge tour, we go to Aspendos Ancient City and Aspendos Theatre. After a 35-minute journey, we arrive in Aspendos. The Aspendos Theater is the only one of all the ancient theaters that have survived completely. The theater is at the top of the UNESCO list in Turkey. Aspendos is the third largest city of Pamphylia after Antalya-Perge. The population is around 30,000. It was founded in 800 BC. Aspendos Theater; is located on the region's slope of a small hill. The building; was designed by Zenon and dedicated to the gods and emperors of the period.
This magnificent theater, which draws attention with its splendid acoustics, has a capacity of 15-20 thousand people. The most famous structure of the ancient city, where many of its construction have survived, the ancient theater with a capacity of 12 thousand, is among the oldest examples of the stages that have survived to the present day. Side's History dates back to the 7th century B.C. Side was founded by the Kymers living in Western Anatolia.
The ancient city was Pamphylia’s most important port city at that time. The old theatre, the temple of Apollo, the city gate, the bath, the walls, the port, the necropolis, the agora, and the Vespasianus fountain are the essential historical structures of the city. With a capacity of approximately 15,000 people, the ancient theater is a complete work of art. Side amphitheater is in the top 10 again with Aspendos-Perge-Patara-Efes-Milet. Among the ancient cities such as Perge-Ephesus-Kbyra-Milet-Nysa-Patara, Turkey is among the top 10.
After completing to Side tour, we will drive back to Antalya. On the way, we will stop at Manavgat Waterfall. After resting and cooling down with the unique nature view and the sound of the waterfall that takes your eyes and makes your ears and soul therapy, you will be dropped off at the Antalya hotel or airport.
PS: If you wish, you can do an Extention; you may stay a few days more in Antalya. Or you can add the Cappadocia, Alanya tour to your program.
* Private PAS Tour runs every day and is available all year round.
* The documents with details and confirmations will be e-mailed after booking.
P.S. Please note that there will be a shopping possibility where you may have the chance to see and buy some special traditional & handmade souvenirs from Antalya where civilizations lived to make your visit unforgettable.