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Aphrodisias

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Address: 80 km (50 mi) from Pamukkale, Geyre, Turkey
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+90 256 448 8084
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Once the capital of the province of Lydia, the site features well-preserved...

Once the capital of the province of Lydia, the site features well-preserved city walls, the temple of Aphrodite, the theatre, and the stadium.

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Full-Day Tour of Aphrodisias and Pamukkale

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Marvelous antik ruins

This archeologic site is very impressive and very nice. The ruins surrounded by the hills are very nice arranged that you can easilly imagine ancient live.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Litomysl, Czech Republic
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Litomysl, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This archeologic site is very impressive and very nice. The ruins surrounded by the hills are very nice arranged that you can easilly imagine ancient live.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped off here on our way back from pamukale. We took about 3 hours to look around with our guide. The whole site is well restored in relation to other ruins that we visited. It is another large site and was also the centre of art in its' time. Therefore there are loads of statues on site in varying states... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

A very large area, not yet restored as much as they plan to. Very many areas to consider - the arena, the grassy fields with the standing columns and facades, the many sarcophagi and carved headers of former buildings. Such a richness of ancient civilizations all around. Makes you humble at what was accomplished with much more primitive technology and... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

As this site is one of the main production areas for many wonderful stone statues and carvings there is plenty to see here and the detail on some is some of the best you will see in Turkey. The site is interesting to walk around and there is plenty to see including a huge arena. There is also an indoor... More 

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Thank Kev B
Singapore
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

Absolutely amazing to see an entire ancient city to be excavated. The size of the city is impressive and the ruins are well preserved. Some of the buildings were rebuild using the original materials that the archaeologists found in the city. And the stadium was just mind-blowing. Very impressive, highly recommended for a visit when in Turkey. A professional tour... More 

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Thank serzagr
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

Aphrodisias is famous in archeology, and a long walk around this big site soon shows why. We were there in winter, so had the place mostly to ourselves, which adds to the strong atmosphere. Just three of the main attractions are 'world-beaters' in themselves. Near the entrance is the partially reconstructed 'Sebasteion', consisting originally of a long gallery of three... More 

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Thank Kingsley F
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 December 2016

Aphrodisias is a perfectly beautiful and interesting 2-3hr stopover on the drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale. Roads are very good and well signed, so we fit the round trip by rental car into one long, but very rewarding day - need to be on the road by 7am. The Selcuk-Aphrodisias (150km) and Aphrodisias-Pamukkale (130km) segments each took us about 2hrs.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The ancient city of Aphrodisias was an experience I won't ever forget. When I saw the Tetrapylon (monumental gate), the beauty stopped me in my tracks. To stand there, to walk around it and through it...was transporting. I am so in awe of the history, culture, engineering and remarkable beauty. It is truly, sacred. The sculpture school, and the many... More 

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

This is a large site with plenty of archaeology to explore. Used to be a school for stone masons so has huge number of artefacts to see. The museum on site is well stocked and presents the history of the site very well. Ancient Greece to mid 20th century, the site was a village with homes utilising Ancient Greek buildings... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

We were extremely impressed with Aphrodisias which offers everything that a "culture Vulture" is looking for - great ruins, fantastic stadium in original condition, plus a moderm museum as well as all the essentials such as a restaurant etc. Superbly presented - with more to be found!

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