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– Departue from hotel
– Arriving at Perge Ancient Site
– Stadium, Roman Gate, Nymphaeum, Roman Bath, Hellenistic Gate, Colonnaded Street, Agora.
– Lunch on Euromedon River near Aspendos, Ancient Theatre
– Aquaducts, Aspendos Ancient Theatre
– Shopping break
– Side, Apollo Temple
– Back to Antalya, Transfer to the hotel.
It is one of the best protected ancient cities of Turkey. Name of Perge passes as Parha in a bronze tablet, which is captured in the excavations, made on Bogazkoy, which is the capital city of Hittites. Therefore, it indicated that Perge is also known in Hittite period. It is stated in the epigraph on the sculpture base, which is detected in the place, where oldest entrance gate of the city is located, that Perge is established by Kalchas and Mopsos in B.C. 12th Century after Trojan Wars. Perge city comes into existence until Alexander the Great comes in B.C. 333. Perge enters under rule of Alexander the Great and then respectively, Ptolemaios in B.C. 323, Kingdom of Pergamon in B.C. 190.. read more..
Aspendos, It is and ancient city, located within boundaries of Antalya Province and in the eastern direction. According to ancient sources, Aspendos city is established by colonist from Argos, who come here under the leadership of Mopsos. Aspendos city mints the silver coins for its own name in B.C. 5th Century and becomes member of Maritime Union of Athens. City, entering under Alexander the Great rule in B.C. 334, is ruled by Roma through succession upon death of III. Attalos in B.C. 133. Aspendos city also survives as a rich city in Roman period. All of the remains, located in Aspendos, belong to Roman Period and after Roman Period. Theatre building in the city belongs to Roman Empire Age. It is constructed during the period of emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180) in A.D. 2nd Century. Theatre has a half round plan. Zenon is the architect of the building. This splendid building is the theatre, which reaches today…. read more..
Side, which an Aeolis Region city, is established by Cymnians according to Strabon. Side means “pomegranate” as a word. Pomegranate motif is located on Side coins from B.C. 500 to Roman period. History of city dates back B.C. 7th Century. History of city dates back B.C. 7th Century. After Alexander the Great, city, which enters under rule of respectively Ptoleimaicos between B.C. 301-218 and then Seleucus, is ruled by Roman Empire. Side city has good relations with Roman Empire in B.C 2nd and 1st Centuries and develops very much. City lives its most prime period during A.D. 2nd and 3rd Centuries. After Roman Empire divides şnto two pieces in 395, Side city becomes poor and wall is constructed throught on the narrowest place of the peninsula in the middle of A.D. 4th Century and hal of city is abandoned. Side becomes a bishopric center in 5th and 6th Centuries. Walls, surrounding the city, belong to B.C. 2nd Century. Main Gate, located on the walls, has a good defense feature. Nymphaion, which is City Fountain, is located opposite….. read more…
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