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“Great archaelogical site” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Priene

Priene
| Mt. Mykale, near the Maeander River, Gullubahce, Turkey
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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“Great archaelogical site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This site isn't crowded and is very inexpensive to enter ($2.50/person). It is an incredibly well preserved Greek/Roman city very much worth the visit.

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“superlatives for the Hellenestic period....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

About 50 km from Kusadasi - you need to climb some stairs before you can reach the city center of this antique site, but... it is worth it!
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1. is the best preserved Hellenistic theatre in the world
2. the best preserved Hellenistic citywalls in the world
3. the remains of the Athena temple of the 4th C BC, which became the example for all future temples.
4. Excellent preserved bouleterion (city council building)
It is a small place but it takes at least 1 hour to visit the entire site - enjoy the views on the Meandros plain!

Visited July 2014
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Kusadasi, Turkey
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“wonderfully atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It is very beautifull ancient city, our guide was perfect, I thınk it is a destination to who loves history and ancient cities, you can go Söke's village and national Park, You can find out very traditional and local fısh restaurants in there,

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“Worth the climb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A visit to this ruin requires perseverance and care but the upward climb is worth it for the experience at the top. With a background of hills, the ruins are worth exploring. A tour guide makes this all the easier to understand and appreciate and a sense of the life of ancient people is gained. Watch the walk down as well!

Visited June 2014
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“And this was BEFORE the Romans”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were essentially the only ones here in the morning. It is very hot so bring lots of water. This entire Greek city is still highly recognizable and you can almost feel the hustle and bustle of what this ancient village must have been like.

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