Aphrodisias, Geyre

Explore the ruins ofAphrodisias, the ancient Greek city named after the goddess of love, Aphrodite, that earned its place on the UNESCO World Heritage list for its abundance of marble and talented sculptors. What was once the capital of Lydia province is now considered one of the most well-preserved of its type in the Mediterranean. Be sure to take a look at the imposing stadium, which once seated over 30,000 for various athletic events. Examine the other remaining structures that have been arranged to replicate a small city: the temple of Aphrodite, the monumental gateway, the Bouleuterion council house, and the Sebasteion. Stop by the museum on site to see some of the most remarkable remaining marble sculptures. Take time for an audio tour if you would like more information. If you decide to drive to the ruins, park in the lot below the entrance and wait for one of the shuttles to take you to the site. Plan your Aphrodisias visit and explore what else you can see and do in Geyre using our Geyre trip planner.
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  • I was surprised to see that this place does not receive many visitors, yet it is every bit as spectacular a site like Ephesus. This is a beautiful location where you will see the remains of Roman...  more »
  • This site was amazing! It's off the beaten path, so much so that when I arrived at opening, there was not another person in sight. I saw no people for 2 hours and was able to explore the vast...  more »
  • A very special place to visit without the stampedes and commercialism of that 'other' popular place. You can wander in peace and wonder at the art, the beauty, the architecture and the history. Do...  more »
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  • Felt like we were the only people there. In reality, there may have been another six visitors. If you're as lucky as us, you can experience the exotic feeling of discovering an ancient city. Every major attraction was well marked and the museum is fantastic and impressive in it's size. It may be a more fulfilling experience than the nearby, more popular Ephesus.
  • Not every ancient city ruins are worth seeing for people except the ones who are really interested but this one was really must see. Archeologists are still working in the site, I'm sure I'll be visiting the site again later sometime...
  • It's an amazing place to discover. Not to crowded. Cheap price for entrance. One of the best archeological places I ever visited in Turkey
  • It has amazing Greek and Roman theatre stadium and a lot other ruins which are absolutely astounding.
  • Great museum with many ancient statues and buildings. I was very impressed! I hope it will be more beautiful and interesting after the restoration of the agora.

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