Take a trip through history on this tour of Aspendos, and see the gorgeous Duden waterfalls, complete with a photo from behind the water in a cave.
Aspendos was one of the most important cities in Pamphylia, its cultural and economic center. Now it is a very popular tourist sight famous for the Roman amphitheatre built in 155 AD by the architect Zenon during the reign of Marcus Aurelius.
Theatre of Aspendos is one of the best preserved examples of Roman theatre architecture in the world. Walk up steps of the theater's tiered seating area, admire all the beauty of its galleries and stage decorations. With a capacity up to 15,000 people, amphitheatre is still in use for important cultural events and festivals. Every summer it hosts the annual Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival. The world-famous Turkish dance group Fire of Anatolia presents a new program ‘Aspendos Efsanesi’ (meaning Legend of Aspendos) on the stage of the ancient theatre from May till November. So do not miss the opportunity to visit this gorgeous amphitheatre to fully appreciate its grandeur and undeniable historical value.
After a lunch break, you’ll visit the ancient city of Side, hearing commentary from your guide about the Temple of Apollo and other numerous ruins from the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine eras. Includes convenient hotel pickup and drop-off from a number of locations. The most spectacular sight is a temple of Apollo, situated in the old harbour of Side. Definitely walk down there to enjoy the ancient columns and stunning views over the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean sea.
Included in Prices
- All entrance fees
- Professional guide
- Transportation by non-smoking and Air-conditioned bus
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Visit to Jeweler and Leather shop
Excluded in Prices
- Personal expenses