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Perge, Aspendos, Side & Kursunlu Waterfall Tour
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Perge, Aspendos, Side & Kursunlu Waterfall Tourclubgolftravel2017-11-08T09:51:40+00:00
Discover Perge, Aspendos, Side and Kursunlu Waterfalls on a day trip.
Depart in the morning and visit Perge, the place 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. St. 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 want 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. Perge was one of the Pamphylian cities and was believed to have been built in the 12th to 13th centuries BC. Most of the remains of the city that can be seen date from the Roman era. From the two towers, which have become the symbol of Perge, starts the colonnaded street that ends in the nympheum beneath of the acropolis.
The theatre is the main feature of Aspendos, attracting visitors who come here to see the most magnificent example of such architecture still remaining in Turkey. That the theatre remained so well-preserved till this day, is due to the fact of the thought-out construction method of the architect Zeno under the rule of emperor Marcus Aurelius (in 161-180 A.D.) and also to the late Byzantines and Seljuks, who used the theatre and kept in good condition. Thus the theatre of Aspendos forms still in the 21st century an unforgettable frame for concerts and festivals
The furthest city Side in the east historical Pamphylia, situated on a peninsular about 1000m long and 400m wide, it fulfilled its duty as a commercial port. Naturally, Side used to be one of the most important trade centre in antiquity and now it’s one of the most popular holiday resorts in Southern Turkey. The merchants took up the local language, the name Side means pomegranate, the fruit symbolising abundance and fertility. During our time we will visit the Old Colonnaded Streets, Monuments of Fountains, Agora, Dyanisos Temple. The most important ruins are the Roman style amphitheatre and the Temple of Apollo with its huge columns.
The Kursunlu Waterfalls National Park covers an area of 33 hectares. In the area, which takes the form of a botanical garden, there are 7 ponds connected by the formation of waterfalls. The 18 metre waterfall is on one of the tributaries of the Aksu river and its situation in the midst of a pine forest is of quite exceptional beauty. The countryside around the water forms a lovely picnic and pleasure spot, and offers a nice refreshment, especially enjoyable on a hot Mediterranean summer day.
On your way back to the hotel you will see a leather fashion show in which the newest leather creations demonstrated..
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