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LuigiC8
Milan, Italy136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The small Antiquarium of Afrodisias is modern, air conditioned and shows an impressive selection of sculptures, especially in the Sebasteion gallery. Congratulations to the managers!
Written August 21, 2019
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tripchoya
Ankara, Türkiye352 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
It’s worth the trip from Izmir to get here and enjoy what remains of Afrodisias. Lots of space and in May, it didn’t feel crowded. Best to come on a day with good weather of course.
Written May 3, 2022
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aakgz
Istanbul, Türkiye158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
I have seen almost all the ancient cities in west side of Turkey however this is the best and the most stunning city I have ever seen. İt is really big and you can spend hours there. Visit the museum first and go through the around. The stadium and theatre is in a really good shape although the place is from 2.nd century.
Written April 22, 2019
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gtmwander
St. Louis, Missouri103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Not only are the ruins of Aphrodisias world class, the on-site museum has an outstanding sculpture collection, including the panels from the Sebasteion.
Written April 15, 2019
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ncm1965
Hitchin, UK324 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
I struggle to see how anyone could review this as anything other than 5*. The site gives you access to amazing ruins including the temple, council chamber, theatre etc. It is not crowded and you can therefore walk through at your leisure without feeling that you are part of a tourist parade, such as happens in Pompeii. The ruins I think at least equal what is to be seen at Ephesus, yet these are much less well known - we only went because on a trip to Kamukkale, we saw a brown sign for Afrodisias and googled what it was. I preferred Afrodisias to Kamukkale, however, I apppreciate that this is a bit like comparing chalk with cheese. The statues and friezes in the musuem must be seen - to be able to get so close to such works of antiquity is a real privilege.
Written September 16, 2018
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berenice r
Istanbul, Türkiye617 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
My fiancé and I went to Pamukkale for 3 days, we finished visiting the surroundings in 2 days so we had one day left and we didn't know what to do, we decided to come to Afrodisias which is 1.5 hrs away from Denizli and i DON'T REGRET at all of coming here, we didn't have a car so we have to take 3 dolmuş to go all the way there but the adventure and the experience was awesome. The first dolmuş we took it from the Denizli otogar (Nazilli, Aydın direction), then you tell the driver to drop u off on the main road to go to Aphrodisias which is 1 hr later, then you get off and exchange the dolmuş in the bus stop, this time the one that goes to Karacasu, Aydın, you will arrive to the village 20-25 min later and then you exchange one more time, this time the driver will drop you off on the main bus station and this time you will take the bus that goes directly to Afrodisias and only takes 15 min, I know is a loooong way and you must exchange mini buses many times but it is not difficult, expensive, dangerous.
Once we got there we found out that the place is not as frequented as many others within Turkey and this place totally deserves more recognition for its value, the day we cwme here we were probably 15 people looking around the city, which by the way is huge and amazingly well preserved, I totally fell in love with this city, in my opinion even better that Ephesus.
If you are a person who likes going to historical, ancient places this is a MUST.
As well, they have maaaaany Roman sculptures in an indoor museum which are fascinating.
The fee might be around 10-15 tl (all Afrodisias site) but if you live in Istanbul and own the Istanbul Museum Card is free entrance ;).

Written September 10, 2017
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Frank S
Bruges, Belgium113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
I had never heard of Afrodisias and after visiting I cannot believe this beautiful site and museum are not better known ! The Stadium is the best preserved i have ever seen and the site itself is really great. The museum is not too big and host wonderful greco-roman statues. I cannot recommend it enough !
Written September 6, 2016
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ETelford
Ayr, UK559 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
I am not the greatest fans of museums but in this instance I was blown away with the magnificence of the exhibits as well as with the way the whole story was displayed. The quality of the artifacts - the lighting and the building itself was nothing short of magnificent. Another great plus point is - whilst you have to lock away your backpak, the superb staff have no problem with you taking pictures. This is so refreshing as now cameras are often banned whilst a blind eye being turned to i pads and mobile cameraphones. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here.
Written July 6, 2016
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Gracie P
California104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
If you have the time and love history and architecture you must go to Afrodisias. You'll find the biggest and best preserved stadium from antiquity in the world among other things. The museum is amazing too. If you are in Pamukale, just go to the Pamukale bus company office in town and book your transfer. They do not provide a guided tour, it's just the transportation to and from. They give you about 3 hours to tour the site on your own, so it helps to have a guide. Not many tourists actually make it there which makes it a very enjoyable visit.
Written August 1, 2015
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m0909
Hong Kong, China126 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
Without crowds as in Ephesus. Aphrodisias provides a much more relaxing and quiet environment to experience an ancient city.

In addition to the common sites of a theatre, bouleuterion, agoras, baths, and churches, there is a large stadium. The walking path leads to the top of the stadium, providing an impressive view of the entire structure. Many columns at the Temple of Aphrodite are still standing tall, showing the size of the temple. The Tetrapylon is the place where most people take pictures, particularly with the green grass.

Statues and more valuable pieces were removed from the actual site and are presented in the museum. The museum is included in the admission fee. Backpacks are to be left on the floor inside after the entrance of the museum, and a guard watches them.

If planning for a visit over meal time, bring packed lunch is necessary since the cafe serves only drinks and is located near the entrance, far from the actual sites. There is also an eatery next to the carpark.

The drive from Denizli to Aphrodisias on D-585 and D-300 via Tavas is fairly straightforward. Cars should be parked at the carpark (otopark) on the right of the intersection (when coming from the south). That is, don't follow the actual sign the museum as that the road is closed to traffic. There is a free shuttle from the carpark to the museum. Parking is 7 TL for cars.
Written October 19, 2014
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