Perge / Aspendos / Side Tour
Are you ready to embark on a journey back in time? Our Antalya day trip offers an unforgettable adventure through the ancient cities, stunning natural wonders, and remarkable historical sites of Turkey. With a professional guide, comfortable transportation, and travel insurance included, all you need to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the breathtaking scenery and fascinating history that awaits.
Our day begins in the morning as we gather at our Kaleici head office in Antalya. From there, we will set out in our air-conditioned minibus to our first destination: the ancient city of Perge.
Exploring the Ancient City of Perge
At our first stop, we’ll visit the ancient city of Perge, located just 20 km east of Antalya, which is a treasure trove of archaeological wonders.
Perge is significant for showing the characteristics of Late Classical, Hellenistic and dominantly, Roman Imperial periods.
It is claimed that it has been established after the Trojan War; thus, the city holds a deep-level information for ones who are interested in history and culture.
Surely, you will learn more from the guide; yet, as a spoiler, you should know that it stands still since the Bronze Age.
A Riveting Stroll around Side City
Next, we’ll depart for the picturesque Side City. Nestled on Turkey’s stunning Mediterranean coast, Side City is a captivating blend of ancient history and modern charm. This picturesque coastal town, just a short drive from Antalya, offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore well-preserved ruins. You’ll have free time to explore the charming streets, take in the stunning views, or simply relax at a local cafe. As you stroll through the winding cobblestone streets of Side City, you’ll encounter impressive historical sites such as the Temple of Apollo and Athena, with its breathtaking views of the sea, and the ancient Roman amphitheater.
It is important for being a port city, and also for containing well-protected and impressive structures such as the city walls, city gate, colonnaded streets, houses, ancient theater, Dionysus Temple, basilica, harbor bath, the temple of Apollo, the temple of Athena, State Agora, Baptistery, columns and marbles.
After gaining knowledge and pleasing our minds, we will drive to the National Park, to visit the breathtaking Manavgat Waterfall. You may want to get your camera ready because this natural wonder is a must-see for nature enthusiasts and photographers alike, and we’ll have plenty of time to soak in the beauty of the falls.
Enjoy the beauty of this paradisiacal place and relieve your soul.
A Breath of Fresh Air by the Belkis River
Following our visit to the waterfall, we will break for lunch near the tranquil Belkis River. Please note that lunch is not included in the tour price, so be sure to bring some local currency to sample the delicious regional cuisine.
Reliving History through Aspendos Antique Theater and the Roman Aqueduct
Our next stop is the Aspendos Antique Theater and the Roman Aqueduct. As we explore these impressive structures, our guide will explain their historical and cultural significance in ancient Turkey.
Because it has an important location (near the trading routes), it has been an important city in the ancient times, especially during the Roman era.
You will have detailed information about Apendos thanks to our guide; yet, as an amazing fact, the theatre of Aspendos is still used when a festival or organization take a place.
Return to Antalya
Finally, we will depart for Antalya, arriving back at our hotels in the evening, leaving you with an evening to relax and reflect on the unforgettable memories made during our day trip.
Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the awe-inspiring beauty and rich history of ancient Turkey. Our day trip from Antalya offers a unique and unforgettable journey through some of the region’s most captivating destinations. Book your spot today and discover the wonders of ancient Turkey for yourself!