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Priene

Address: | Mt. Mykale, near the Maeander River, Gullubahce, Turkey
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Private Tour to Priene, Miletus and Didyma
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Once an ancient city of Ionia, Prine, with its well-preserved remains...
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Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Once an ancient city of Ionia, Prine, with its well-preserved remains of the Temple of Athena, theater, gymnasium and many excavated houses, form one of the best examples of the grid type of town-planning.
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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Nice archaeological place, but you should visit it early in the morning if you go in summer. The history is all around you, great for visit.

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

As other reviewers have mentioned we were warned by our guide that this was a steep climb, that could be slippery, particularly coming down. Although we are in our seventies, we found the climb achievable, and the views from the top were extensive, from its commanding position on Mt.Mykale. It is smaller than Miletus, and perhaps less impressive as far... More 

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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56 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Large amphitheatre with original seating capacity for 22,000 people. Quite a hike to get up to it but worth the effort.

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Oswestry
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The only bad thing I have to say was not enough time to explore on the RSD coach tour of the aegean coat because of having to fit three places in on the same day!

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Kusadasi, Turkey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

After a steep climb the view was amazing. You can still see the streets where trade was carried out, and we met a team of archeologists who gave us a tour.A visit is well worth the effort. Some shady spots for a picnic too.

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Sunnyvale, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The overall site is a little disappointing with a few good ruins here and there. It is wheelchair accessible for some parts and has a view of the valley below. Other than a few pillars and a decent sized theater, I wouldn't go out of my way to get here. We took a taxi to Priene, Miletus, and Dydima for... More 

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St. Ives, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We visited this site, when we first entered you might think to yourself this is not going to be great but as you get further in to the site it starts to become fantastic especially as you get closer to the libary.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Visited Kusadasi via Celebrity Silhouette cruise ship. As we have been to Ephesus previously, we wanted to do something 'different'. We had a small group tour with Turkey Ports of Call and they were excellent. Spoke very good English and the guide was well informed. We visited Priene, Miletus and Doganbey village. The ruins were every bit as amazing as... More 

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Colchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Some older tourists will find the climb up taxing (I did) but it was very interesting when we got to the top. The extensive ruins give a good impression of the people's lives, especially if you have one of the qualified guides.

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Very picturesque views from the top of the mountains, amazing sunset, beautiful antique theatre and very high and gorgeous temple's columns

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