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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Hot, dusty, only partially excavated but well worth every minute. Very atmospheric but light on information. Could do with some artist's impressions to give a better feel for what it would have looked like in its heyday. Disappointing not to be able to visit the amphitheatre which looked spectacular but was closed for work, or the stadium which you drive... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Turkey has so many wonderful archeological sites it is hard to know which and how many to visit. We had no idea that Perge existed no less how wonderful it is. Especially unusual is the extent of the baths and the entrance towers. Of course, don't expect to see a built city but the remains are fantastic. Try not to... More

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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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Winchester, Virginia
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218 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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Ireland
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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33 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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east anglia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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TravelingGal99
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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