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Address: | Mt. Mykale, near the Maeander River, Gullubahce, Turkey
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Once an ancient city of Ionia, Prine, with its well-preserved remains of...

Once an ancient city of Ionia, Prine, with its well-preserved remains of the Temple of Athena, theater, gymnasium and many excavated houses, form one of the best examples of the grid type of town-planning.

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Very fine Ionian city

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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 theatre and the Temple of Athena, both built in the C4th bce, when the city was re-founded here. The temple was designed by Pytheos, the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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.

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Thank rendomorph
Columbia, Maryland
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

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 the foot of a mountain was extremely unique and beautiful. Not only are the ruins at the foot of a mountain but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

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 not clean and doors do not close properly -we used the toilet of a cafe, down in the village- Take water with you, because there are no shops... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

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 uphill over cobblestones in complete disarray, and we had to stop often to drink water and rest before continuing. The view... More 

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

for me it's the most beautiful ancient city in aegean region of Turkey in Söke. The city has been established in Roman Age.

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Thank DGSA1968
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

it is around half an hour away by driving from Didim by car and located on the side of the hill.no audio is available but it is fun to find the structures by following the map. the view from the hill is fabulous. the structures are very well protected. honestly it is worth to see this place.

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Thank Alper U
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

If you are in Selcuk / Ephesus and have a car, it's well worth driving less than an hour southwest to see Priene, one of the Ionian League of cities that reached its apogee in the 4th century BC. It sits on an escarpment approximately 1,200 feet above the plain formed by the delta of the River Menderes (Meander). The... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

When visited this place we were stunning. Excellent location, well preserved buildings/temples/... Obviously not well known but if You are somewhere close do go there and visit!!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

This area of Turkey is awash weight Roman ruins, with Ephesus just up the road. This sight in terms of location and size is impressive, however this place hasn't been excavated and rebuilt like the other sights. This is more a large jumble of rocks and pillars etc. 10 lira entry. If passing, worth a visit.

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