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Aphrodisias, Geyre

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At Aphrodisias, explore the ruins of the ancient Greek city named after the goddess of love, Aphrodite, which became famous 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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Geyre holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Aphrodisias and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • 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...  more »
  • Dedicated to the goddess Aphrodite in Aphrodisias Geyre village of ancient city of Aydin. To see all the enthusiasts of archaeology and would recommend this place. You will agree when you arrived an ancient city that has been granted a lot of work. Prof. Dr. Kenan Erim this ancient city from 1961 until his death. Thanks to her feet removed and right next to the tomb of the Temple of Aphrodisias. There's a Museum in the ancient city a lot of valuable work here.
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  • 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 i...  more »
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  • An ancient city where people are praying to Aphrodit. There is fee for the enterence and additional fee for the museum inside. Museum must be visited, there are enourmous number of artifacts inside. You probably need to spend whole day to really explore the place.
  • Don't be scared to use the tractor service (we thought that they are joking about our car, but actually that is their way how to get easily and quickly inside avoiding walking):-) Greatly preserved theatron, especially the signs on seats. Beautiful views, do not miss bouleuterion!
  • A very green site, with trees surrounding the ruins. The ruins themeself are among the nicest in Turkey, not at the level of Ephese or Sagalassos but still great. Still a work in progress and the site will probably become better in the future...
  • Aphrodisias, This ancient city resides at the base of the Babadag mountain Aphrodisiasrange (which is also home to many great outdoor activities and hiking trails) and was the capital city of the Roman province of Caria, named after the patron goddess Aphrodite.
  • An Interessing side with a long long history. The first settlement dates back to 3.000 before Christ!