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Perge

Aksu, Antalya 07110, Turkey
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As featured in Daytrips from Antalya
Ranked #6 of 86 attractions in Antalya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The historical site of Perge, 18 kilometers east of Turkey, holds the vast remains of what was once the most propserous city of the ancient world.... more » Owner description: The historical site of Perge, 18 kilometers east of Turkey, holds the vast remains of what was once the most propserous city of the ancient world. Enter by passing through the arch of the Roman Gate to be greeted by an amphitheater, the Hellenistic Gate (quite well preserved) and richly decorated remains of the city wall and much more. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This place is an amazing trip back into time during the Roman period. Was a little disappointed that the arena was closed due to renovations but there is still a lot to see and it is a large site. Some of the column moldings seemed to have been replaced with new moldings not sure why but it seemed to be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We had a private guide/driver who took us here and it was a great place to tour. He gave us great info all around the site and left us alone to wander and take pics for an hour. These ruins are amazing, it was not very crowded and we were able to get good pics. Yes, it was very hot,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

From Antayla, we took the AC03 bus to Aksu from Yener Ulusoy Ave (you need to stand on the side of the road with traffic heading east and after the underpass), (although you can also get this bus on Aspendos Ave, next to the tram stop: Meydan): cost 2 lira each. You get off when you see the "Perge 2"... More

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I loved my trip around these amazing ruins, the guides are very informative and keep the fun to keep those of all ages entertained. Only tip I would give is make sure you take plenty of water as it is quite a long tour and avoid it in summer months, August 50 degrees was far too much!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Extensive roman city, quite compact, could view in 90mins but well worth it & quite close to city, Get a taxi (about 150TL, incl waiting for you & also visit Kurunsul falls nearby).

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Crete, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A flat site with an impressive Main Steet that would have had water running its length in ancient times, fed by a large fountain. The site is close to the main coast road and can be visited on the same day as nearby Aspendos if you are a ruin buff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Very interesting place to visit, the guide explained where every thing used to be and how life used to be like. The roman warriors are an added bit of fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

There are lots of ruins, let's face it. Many of them are well preserved. This was the only place I truly felt what an ancient city was like. The aqueduct, the thoroughfares for chariots, for pedestrians, for shoppers and the shops themselves. Also my only view --ever-- of the marble that once covered nearly every important building in the ancient... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Perge came as a total surprise to us and we ended up loving it. It is a smaller city than Ephesus but impressive and beautiful. Dating back to the early Bronze Age, it enjoyed sequential urban renewals as it was occupied in turn by Hittites, Greeks, Turks, Persians, Romans. Residents included St. Paul who stayed here before moving on to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a huge site layout and is more meaningful if you have visited the archaeological museum to see the artefacts.

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