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Address: Aksu, Antalya 07110, Turkey
Phone Number: 5322748556
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The historical site of Perge, 18 kilometers east of Turkey, holds the vast...
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.
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A must see if you are in the area

Felt rather ashamed I had never heard of Perge and yet here were ruins on a par with Pompeii. This had once been a large and important city thousands of years ago and there is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Felt rather ashamed I had never heard of Perge and yet here were ruins on a par with Pompeii. This had once been a large and important city thousands of years ago and there is still much to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Hardly any tourists! Got to spend plenty of time exploring here without any interruptions. There is a Cafe near the entrance which is good for a bite to eat. Lots of interesting history here.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This was truly fascinating. The site is huge would love to go back in a few years and see how much more has been excavated.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Wonderful to walk through history, small area easy to cover it all. Need some imagination but very hand on. Only issue the inevitable souvenir salespeople who tend to badger you a lot

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you enjoy visiting Roman ruins but hate the crowds, then this place is for you. Far less busy than Ephesus which gets boat loads of cruise ship visitors, Perge is just as interesting. You can spend time exploring here. A guide would be helpful if you want to know what you're viewing. Signage is minimal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This archeological site is dating 2500-3500 years back. You may follow the impressive processional marble-laid road still bearing traces af carriages...Listen to the birds while turning left to pass the former palace and opposite find very fashionable appartments probably for priests, lawyers and well-of civil servants. The good thing about this place was that the restoration was done with proper... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Being a solo traveller,the best option to visit this important historical venue is to get a tour packet with a certified guide.Or, you will be not enjoying visiting it.Archelogical works in this spot still go on since many years,so the surroundings of the site needs more care and attention considerably,specially the cleaning of the trashes.Nice spot to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Perge is an fine example of roman, ancient city. Not so crowded like others more known cities of that time(Ehesus 4 example) and much closer (if you're just on Turkish Riviera). Perge has rich history, many interesting remainings so I recommend a guided tour around the city. Perge it's a great tour for all ancient history lovers. TIP: City is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We loved Perge, as we are traveling to many historical sites in Turkey, particularly those related to Biblical history. Perge is notable for the amazing irrigation/cooling system that is mirrored in downtown Antalya. Perge also has a very defined Agora. Ephesus is far more stunning, but Perge is a great place to see, particularly with a tour guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Roman ruins and restored amphitheatre at Aspendos wonderful sights to visit. The amphitheatre is used for concerts. The visit included a visit to waterfalls. This was interesting but wet paths and cobbles make it difficult if visitor has any walking difficulties.

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