Get ready for a fascinating journey into the past.
7:30 - 8:30- Pick up from your hotel depending on the location of your hotel.
Start your journey by discovering the ancient city of Perge, an impressive archaeological site which was the capital city of the Pamphylia region containing a wealth of ancient ruins.
We will start visiting the Ancient city of Perge which was the capital city of the Pamphylia region. According to the legend, Perge was founded by a prophet Calchas after the Trojan War.
After a short break, we will drive to see Aspendos Theatre. It is situated 50 km east of Antalya on the banks of Köprüçay river (ancient name Euromydon). Aspendos was one of the most important cities in Pamphylia, its cultural and economic center. Now it is a very popular tourist sight famous for the Roman amphitheatre built in 155 AD by the architect Zenon during the reign of Marcus Aurelius. Theatre of Aspendos is one of the best-preserved examples of Roman theatre architecture in the world. Walk up steps of the theatre's tiered seating area, admire all the beauty of its galleries and stage decorations.
After lunch at an open buffet restaurant by the river, we will continue to visit the Ancient city of Side. This spectacular city is with long and rich past, as testified by the numerous ruins from the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine eras. It was the ancient Pamphylia's largest port. Today, we can see Amphitheatre, Apollo Temple, Agora, Tyche and Fortuna temple. Explore spectacular ruins of the ancient Side walking through the collonaded streets down to the old harbour.
On the way back to Antalya enjoy the relaxing, fascinating national park of Antalya, the Kurşunlu Waterfalls. The hidden cave at the back of the waterfall is a popular visiting place. Do not leave this place without taking a picture behind the water flow. Then enjoy walking along the river with turquoise waters passing some wooden bridges and plant’s tunnels. On the way watch ducks, river trouts and try to see the small crabs hiding under the stones. Enjoy fresh pine scent, cool atmosphere and spectacular waterfalls.
Included: Lunch, entrance fees, hotel pick-up & drop-off, professional guide
Excluded: Drinks at lunch, personal expenses