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Priene Antik Kenti, 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 Antik Kenti, 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 Antik Kenti 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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  • This is an amazing place a bit off the usual tourist attractions. Firstly you have to be a bit interested in archeology and reasonable fit! There are some quite steep uneven paths and the whole site i...  more »
  • Like Miletus, Priene was laid out on a grid-iron plan, still much in evidence as one walks around the site today, and the best surviving such example. The two principle buildings which survive are the...  more »
  • Priene is a small city but again off the busy tourist route. There are lots of buildings and ruins and it is worth a visit.  more »