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Priene Antik Kenti

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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.more
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Soke/aydIn | Güllübahçe mahallesi, Gullubahce, Turkey
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All reviews turkey ancient city worth the climb car park worth the effort athena temple ancient greek amazing place vip seats aegean sea visited ephesus other places priene theatre ruins columns hill
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Not for anyone who has difficulty walking as it is a good hike UP to the ruins, walking up the roadway is maybe a bit easier than going up the steps but it is still a good climb, what you see at the top is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Frank P
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

We read about this ancient very large historic site, from Hellenistic age, Greek instead of Roman, of its various areas, Athena temple, the church, the theatre, the squarish city planning, and its difference from other ancient sites. As it was just 112km (140km ish from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

I am absolutely fascinated by archaeological sites, and the southwest coast of Turkey is hard to beat. This was my first visit to Priene, having already visited Ephesus, Knidos, Labranda, Temple of Apollo and Euromos. Each one has its special charm and in the case...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Found this place as we were driving along the route to our destination. Decided to visit on a very hot day. You would have to drive upto the carpark, then walk up the ancient steps leading to the historical site. This ancient place on a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Unlike the roman city ruins that I saw of City of Ephesus, Hierapolis , Priene is a beautiful Greek city. It is quite well preserved. The highlight of the city is the theatre and the temple. It pillars stands our against the tall mountain cliff...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018

Priene, an ancient Greek, Ionian city was captured by the Persian King Cyrus in 540 BC. It revolted a number of times until Alexander finally released it. The ruins are up a steep and long climb that I was glad we were doing this first...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

We visited Priene and Miletus as a daytrip from Kusadasi, which is just under 2 hour drive. The Priene site is sensational as a well preserved example of a Greek sea-side city (the landscape has changed considerably over the last 2,500 years and the sea...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

This is another Ancient Greek site from about 700BC that was built high on a hillside, above the fertile plain that had once been the sea. It was impressive with much still left to see, not just a jumble of old stones as we had...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

Visit this place with a tour guide. It has amazing view and when you realize that all of the country was sea. It has great history about the cities around. It is great to visit it.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

Priene, Pompeii of Ionia, Located in the south of the modern town of Soke and next to Güllübahçe village, Priene is certainly one of the most beautiful ancient cities of Turkey. Priene is one of the best examples of Hippodamic style town planning (grid plan,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Response from Textiletourist | Reviewed this property |
I would only add to the above advice to wear good walking shoes as the marble steps in Priene can be slippery and uneven in places. A whole day in Priene seems overkill however. We did Priene, Miletus & Didyma easily in... More
January 4, 2015|
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Response from JDD1956 | Reviewed this property |
This is a tough one to reply to as both tours have their unique features. Ephesus is the big tourist destination due to easy access from ships & Izmir. I think I got more out of Priene & Miletus, due to the different... More