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Address: | Mt. Mykale, near the Maeander River, Gullubahce, Turkey
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Once an ancient city of Ionia, Prine, with its well-preserved remains of...

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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the ancient city

for me it's the most beautiful ancient city in aegean region of Turkey in Söke. The city has been established in Roman Age.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

for me it's the most beautiful ancient city in aegean region of Turkey in Söke. The city has been established in Roman Age.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

it is around half an hour away by driving from Didim by car and located on the side of the hill.no audio is available but it is fun to find the structures by following the map. the view from the hill is fabulous. the structures are very well protected. honestly it is worth to see this place.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

If you are in Selcuk / Ephesus and have a car, it's well worth driving less than an hour southwest to see Priene, one of the Ionian League of cities that reached its apogee in the 4th century BC. It sits on an escarpment approximately 1,200 feet above the plain formed by the delta of the River Menderes (Meander). The... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

When visited this place we were stunning. Excellent location, well preserved buildings/temples/... Obviously not well known but if You are somewhere close do go there and visit!!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

This area of Turkey is awash weight Roman ruins, with Ephesus just up the road. This sight in terms of location and size is impressive, however this place hasn't been excavated and rebuilt like the other sights. This is more a large jumble of rocks and pillars etc. 10 lira entry. If passing, worth a visit.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This site doesn't have nearly the number of standing walls as some of the other sites in the country but the site covers many acres of beautiful wooded hillside with an impressive rock face backing the ruins. It is worth a morning or afternoon just to casually wander through the many marble graveyards with few or no other visitors to... More 

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Mugla, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Located on the edge of the mountain, up above the valley, it's one of the first (of even the first) ancient city that was built of terraces on a mountain with a geometrically accurate plan of streets and roads. Even though there are not to much left of it (mostly lower parts of walls and buildings), it's quite a big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

When you walk through the quiet ruins of this ancient Greek city you really get the feeling of the magnificent city it must have been. It sits high on the mountain with lovely views over the valley. When we visited there were about three other people and this makes it easy to explore and just take your time to discover... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The day I visited, there was one tour bus of Germans, and then my guide and I were the only humans there. This has so much history and you can enjoy it almost all by yourself, depending on the tour busses. I loved it there, and did Miletus and Didyma at the same time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This is a more isolated site but well worth the effort to get there, even the climb up from the parking lot! This is not as well developed and there are not well marked paths so wear good shoes, but there are signs that explain each building and location. The Temple of Athena was spectacular sitting on the crest of... More 

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