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Priene, Gullubahce

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Admire the pillars of an ancient temple devoted to Athena, see the remains of the city wall, and explore the ruins of Priene, an ancient Hellenistic city. Considered a Greek holy city, the ruins, dating back to around 350 BCE, reveal much about ancient Greek town planning and architecture. The columns of the temple are an example of pure Ionic style, and the large amphitheater, designed to seat 22,000, houses five armchair seats with lion paw armrests, thought to have been designated for guests of high importance. Enjoy a picnic on the grass as you take in the view of the mountains against the temple ruins. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes with traction, as the path to the ruins is uneven and involves a steep, and sometimes slippery, climb. With our custom trip planner, Gullubahce attractions like Priene can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We visited Priene during the off season and had the ruins all to ourselves. We loved the scenery at Priene. In contrast to the other ruins we have been to in Turkey, Priene's setting in a forest at th...  more »
  • The ancient cities of the Hellenistic structures have preserved up to the present. Alexander the great's guest from where in time while the sea nowadays is the vast plains stretch your back against the base of the rocky mountain slope while Yang yourself like you can feel for a moment that Priene li. Very nice and a special privilege and Hellenistic city-specific anfitheatre (slope of the mountain directly valid audience to the rites of the altar from the clergy made for stone carving seats sit thin and mysterious delight. They come to the region returned without seeing their lives would have made the biggest mistake.
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  • Takes around 40 minutes to drive there.Better rent a car, as it is pretty remote and no local transportation available from Didim.Entrance fee is 10 Turkish liras.There are toilets by the entrance,but...  more »
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  • One of the best preserved Hellenistic theatres. We arrived early and hardly anyone was there. Long walk up to the beginning of the ruins so if it is hot, wear a hat and have water ready.
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