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Priene, Gullubahce

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
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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  • Priene was the last stop on our private tour of Priene, Miletus, and Didyma. It was a terribly hot day of 100 degrees F., but we were determined to visit the site even though it was a tough walk uphil...  read more »
  • This place is not as crowded and well known as some other ruins in Turkey. You can explore all alone and work on. The theater is well maintained. Also, you have a beautiful view over the Valley
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  • Certainly an ancient city to gorulmesi. Very big and very nice. Meraklilari ugranmasi for an important stops are required.
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  • This was truly a wonderful site. Lacking both the stature and awe of Ephesus, Priene is a breath of fresh air which allows you to wander quietly and envision a settlement as was. It's an active dig site with little to keep you away from actually seeing the work being done. Great views, an excellent odeum and calm stateliness await in the shade of the trees.
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