Perge / Aspendos Tour Program

The price is 150 Euro per person, with a minimum of 15 attendees. The package includes the entrance fee to Perge and lunch. Payment should be made during the time of conference registration. There will also be an option to register for the excursion during the conference. A detailed schedule of the excursion is found below:

  • 09:00 Departure from Hotel
  • 10:00 Arrival to Perge
  • 11:30 Departure from Perge
  • 12:00 Arrival to Aspendos
  • 13:30 Visiting Roman Aquaducts & Theatre – departure
  • 14:00 Lunch ( by the river) Köşk Resturant or Belkıs Star resturant!
  • 15:30 Derparture from restaurant to Kemer
  • 16:30 Return to the Hotel

The Antalya region is scattered with ancient ruins, but it is tricky to view them without a car. Visit the sites of Perge and Aspendos with ease on this guided tour. Depart from your hotel in an air-conditioned coach and explore the ruined city of Perge. Wander through the theater at Aspendos. At midday, pause for a riverside lunch. Enjoy hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your hotel. Learn about the ancient ruins from your guide.


Perge is the location where most of the statues that are on display in Antalya Museum were unearthed. An important city of ancient Parnphylia, originally settled by the Hittites around 1500 BC. Saint Paul visited Perge on his first missionary journey. The theater stage has finely carved marble reliefs, and other carvings from around the city are displayed in the stadium. Amateur archaeologists will love to see the handsome city gate flanked by two lofty towers, a long colonnaded road once paved with mosaics and lined with shops, a large agora, the public baths, and a gymnasium.


The city was originally built on the then navigable river Eurymedon, on the mountain where the acropolis is today. The oldest name of the city we know, Asiawanda (the land of the horses) in the old local Anatolian languages, is now very famous for its most intact 2nd century AD Roman Theater and for the aqueducts which are a rare engineering feat. The Theater was built by Zenon, one of the most famous architects of the time, in the 2nd century AD. It is known as the best-preserved Roman Theater, with very good acoustics, and a capacity of 15,000 spectators. It is known to hold 20,000 people nowadays, when there are concerts by nationally and internationally famous orchestras of classical music and singers. There are concerts, plays, and other entertainments throughout the tourist season. It was used as a church during the Byzantine era and as a palace during the Seljuk’s reign. Other than the lack of decorative statues, the stage building is in perfect condition. The water was brought to the city from the mountains through tunnels and over the aqueducts. The aqueducts that bring water to Aspendos are a great feat of engineering, very rare of its kind. The aqueducts cross a marsh of almost one kilometer by piping made of stone fittings on lower aqueducts. The 30 meter tall towers are used to change the direction of the piping and for the siphoning system.

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