Aspendos Theater, Turkey

Aspendos Theater, Turkey: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Alanya: Duden Waterfalls and Ancient Cities Guided Tour

1. From Alanya: Duden Waterfalls and Ancient Cities Guided Tour

Enjoy the convenience of pickup from your hotel in Alanya on this day trip and travel in an airconditioned bus to the sites of the ancient cites of Side and Aspendos. Travel into the Duden Waterfalls. Board a spacious and comfortable outside your hotel and relax on the drive to Side, an impressive archaeological site containing a wealth of ancient ruins that date back to the Roman period. Imagine the past as you see a gigantic amphitheater, stadium, Roman gates, city walls, and Roman baths. Walk through the 500-meter-long main street with numerous columns, fountains, and an acropolis dating back to the Bronze Age. Continue on to Aspendos, situated on the banks of the Köprüçay River. Once one of the most important cities in Pamphylia, Aspendos is now a very popular tourist sight famous for its excellently-preserved Roman amphitheater built in 155 AD. Walk up the amphitheater's tiered steps and admire the beauty of its galleries, which are still in use today. Stop to refill with a delicious lunch before making your way to the ruins of Side, which span the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine eras. Admire its fountains, city walls, agora, amphitheater, and marble columns. Take in stunning views over the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea at the the temple of Apollo. On the way back to Alanya, enjoy a relaxing soak after a long day of exploring in the Duden Waterfalls. Enjoy the green environment, fresh air, pine scent, cool atmosphere, and spectacular falls.

Belek: The 'Best Of' Walking Tour

2. Belek: The 'Best Of' Walking Tour

Lose yourself among the white sand beaches and stylish resorts of Belek, and visit charming spots around the town in the company of an informative guide. Enjoy a memorable opportunity to see some of the finest stalactites in the world in Zeytin Tash Cave, while learning captivating stories from a local expert. Find out exactly what stories are hidden in the Aspendos Theater, as well as the secrets within this idyllic sea resort.

From Alanya: Private Perge, Side, and Aspendos Theater Tour

3. From Alanya: Private Perge, Side, and Aspendos Theater Tour

Take an insightful full-day excursion to some of Tukey's historic landmarks from Roman times. See the ancient ruins in Perge, appreciate the acoustics of Aspendos Theater, and stop at the old Apollo Temple in Side. Take a lunch break to taste some local delicacies. Get picked up from your hotel in the Antalya region and ride in a modern vehicle toward the ancient city of Perge. Immerse yourself in the history of the area by walking through the stadium, Roman gate, nymphaeum, Roman baths, and Hellenistic gate. Move on to the Aspendos Theater, one of the best preserved from the Roman period, and listen to the amazing acoustics. Visit the local aqueducts and enjoy a delicious lunch of Turkish cuisine staples. Finally, admire the sunset from the city of Side, where you'll explore the agora and Apollo Temple.

From Antalya: Perge, Aspendos & Side Private Tour

4. From Antalya: Perge, Aspendos & Side Private Tour

Experience an unforgettable full-day excursion to Hellenistic Roman cities and theaters from Antalya. Explore the UNESCO Ancient City of Aspendos and the ruins of the city of Side. Walk through Amphitheaters and aqueducts on this trip. First, be picked up from your hotel in the Antalya region in a comfortable vehicle. Begin your adventure in the Ancient City of Perge and explore the city. See the stadium, Roman gate, Nymphaeum, Roman baths, Hellenistic gate, columned street, and state agora. Travel to the Aspendos Theater, a well-preserved Roman theater that could hold around 7500 people and is 100 meters wide. Listen to the acoustics of the theater and enjoy the view. Marvel at the highly decorated architectural facade and two-storied stage. Next, visit the aqueducts which used to bring water from the mountains situated 15 km to the north. Take in the 30-meter-high aqueducts which are one of the highest Roman constructions. Enjoy a delicious lunch of local Turkish cuisine before continuing on your tour. Head to the ancient city of Side where you will see the magnificent Agora theater and Apollo temple built in the 17th century BC. Admire the white marble columns from the Hellenistic Temple of Athena near the harbor. Watch the sunset before returning back to Antalya.

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What people are saying about Aspendos Theater, Turkey

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

A nice tour, but dragged a bit towards the end. We were on the road from about 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., first in Side, then to the Aspendos Theater and then to lunch, then to a jewelry manufactory, then to the Duden waterfalls and then to 'the oldest' Turkish delight shop. The two purchase stops should not have been, especially the jeweler. The description didn't say a word about it, so we didn't have a lot of money with us. Our tour guide was very nice, we stopped every now and then and he showed us a flower or cotton from a field. Lunch was more so-so, there were already three tables occupied in the room and it was extremely noisy.

The ride was very pleasant, a new modern vehicle. The guide was very experienced and could tell a lot. Special requests are catered for. Lunch was delicious too and the restaurant was right on a river. If you are looking for an excursion without crowded buses and unpleasant bazaars, this is the right tour for you.

Waterfalls are beautiful but not hysterically spectacular, Side was worth a visit, friendly and cozy beach front restaurants and hotels, but a visit to Jewel shop and Turkish Delight shop was not necessary

fantastic trip, with a fantastic guide who had many surprises in store for us