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Address: 80 km (50 mi) from Pamukkale, Geyre, Turkey
Phone Number:
+90 256 448 8084

Once the capital of the province of Lydia, the site features well-preserved...

Once the capital of the province of Lydia, the site features well-preserved city walls, the temple of Aphrodite, the theatre, and the stadium.

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Entire ancient city excavated

Absolutely amazing to see an entire ancient city to be excavated. The size of the city is impressive and the ruins are well preserved. Some of the buildings were rebuild using the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing to see an entire ancient city to be excavated. The size of the city is impressive and the ruins are well preserved. Some of the buildings were rebuild using the original materials that the archaeologists found in the city. And the stadium was just mind-blowing. Very impressive, highly recommended for a visit when in Turkey. A professional tour... More 

Thank serzagr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aphrodisias is famous in archeology, and a long walk around this big site soon shows why. We were there in winter, so had the place mostly to ourselves, which adds to the strong atmosphere. Just three of the main attractions are 'world-beaters' in themselves. Near the entrance is the partially reconstructed 'Sebasteion', consisting originally of a long gallery of three... More 

Thank Kingsley F
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Aphrodisias is a perfectly beautiful and interesting 2-3hr stopover on the drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale. Roads are very good and well signed, so we fit the round trip by rental car into one long, but very rewarding day - need to be on the road by 7am. The Selcuk-Aphrodisias (150km) and Aphrodisias-Pamukkale (130km) segments each took us about 2hrs.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The ancient city of Aphrodisias was an experience I won't ever forget. When I saw the Tetrapylon (monumental gate), the beauty stopped me in my tracks. To stand there, to walk around it and through it...was transporting. I am so in awe of the history, culture, engineering and remarkable beauty. It is truly, sacred. The sculpture school, and the many... More 

Thank Pamela B
Sleaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

This is a large site with plenty of archaeology to explore. Used to be a school for stone masons so has huge number of artefacts to see. The museum on site is well stocked and presents the history of the site very well. Ancient Greece to mid 20th century, the site was a village with homes utilising Ancient Greek buildings... More 

Thank Susies1403
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We were extremely impressed with Aphrodisias which offers everything that a "culture Vulture" is looking for - great ruins, fantastic stadium in original condition, plus a moderm museum as well as all the essentials such as a restaurant etc. Superbly presented - with more to be found!

Thank BobandJosie
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Not to be missed! An hour away from Pamukkale, good roads, easy drive. Entrance fee is 15 TL, amazing museum, cafe and restrooms on site. City is easy to walk around, many areas are well preserved but you can see there is still much preservation work to be done. The temples are absolutely gorgeous! Wear good comfortable shoes and in... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The stadium alone makes the trip worth the while and then there are the other ruins and the museum. The museum is really worth visiting,

Thank kdgarlipp
Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The place is huge and currently still being uncovered as we speak. The museum at the entrance includes some fine statues. Make sure you visit the main hall which has very impressive statues showing popular figures like Prometheus. The place usually lacks labels so either buy an audio guide or a book if you intend to go around. Also if... More 

Thank Ahmet Ö
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

ı was there on september. you should see the giant studium which has 30000 capacity. there is also a ancient gate you can be taken photo infront of it. electronic guide can be hired at main gate for just 10 tl.

Thank Hilmi Y

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