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“Aqua duct and ruins”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Perge Ancient City

Perge Ancient City
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Perge, Aspendos and Manavgat Waterfalls Day Tour from Antalya
Ranked #5 of 137 things to do in Antalya
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The historical site of Perge, 18 kilometers east of Turkey, holds the vast remains of what was once the most propserous city of the ancient world. Enter by passing through the arch of the Roman Gate to be greeted by an amphitheater, the Hellenistic Gate (quite well preserved) and richly decorated remains of the city wall and much more.
West Sussex UK
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“Aqua duct and ruins”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Both very interesting and worth the visit. Easy to get to on public transport and a lot cheaper than a tour.

Visited May 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Perge Roman City”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

For Roman civilisation-phobes a must see place. Lots to view, in fact allow a morning or afternoon to wander around the theatre, stadium etc.

Visited May 2013
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Adana, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
“Hidden Attraction”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

Amidst the large hubbub of Antalya and all its other attractions is one that eluded me during my trip planning. The only reason I found it, was seeing a brown tourist attraction road sign called “Perge”, and looking up the name back at my hotel. I am happy to have seen it and glad to rate Perge as a must see attraction for any visit to Antalya. We went first thing in the morning around 9am and beat the crowds where there was one other small tour group in the facility with us. As we were leaving, tour buses were piling in loaded with their large crowds. Perge boasts a theater that is in pretty good condition. It’s closed to tourists right now, but we did not realize that when we visited and saw the gate left open by some restorers and managed to get inside and snapped a few pics before we were shuffled off. Inside the theater they are dumping gravel on the floor, and the front wall above the stage is lined with old sarcophagi. Across the street is a coliseum which looks the type like chariot races would take place in! From here is the parking lot which is saturated with local vendors selling their Turkish goodies all at decent prices and subject to bartering. At the far end of the parking lot is a bathroom. But to go further into the ruins you must pay a fee if memory is right it was 10TL. The ruins continue with a Basilica, an Agora, nymphaeums, Roman Door, and what looks to be roman baths amongst many more. This area has the largest amount of erected pillars I’ve seen yet, but it is also due to the restoration process. A large Roman road is lined with pillars that also has a water channel going through the middle and a fountain temple at the end. Behind this fountain on the hillside is a field of overgrown reeds or bamboo, according to the map there are two basilicas hidden within it?! If you look closely enough you’ll find remains to mosaics as well. The place is huge and you could spend some time here exploring, but there is absolutely no shade! There were more areas of ruins but some were currently under excavation and/or restoration therefore blocked off.

Visited May 2013
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Surrey UK
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“Worth a visit in conjunction with Antalya Museum”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

A large site which has been extensively excavated. There is an enormous stadium which has collapsed like a pack of cards and a theatre ( no current access) which looks impressive from outside. If you visit this site, you must also go to the Antalya Archaeological Museum where many of the statues recovered from the site are displayed. Entrance admission was 15TL but well worth it. Allow 1-2 hours.

Visited June 2013
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Santa Monica, California
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“Better than Ephesus”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

We saw many ruins on our short tour of Turkey and these were by far the best and the most well preserved

Visited June 2013
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