Looking for an excursion that combines sightseeing, history and culture? Izmir Aphrodisias Tour is one of those options that are able to upgrade your holidays experience and boosts your desire for sightseeing. Visit the sanctuary of Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddesses of love, admire the rich and long history of the area and explore the local culture and tradition. This full day excursion is ideal for all, but especially for couples who wish to visit sites dedicated to love.
Izmir Aphrodisias Tour takes place every day, begins in the morning. Upon booking, please indicate your preferred pick up point in Izmir i.e. a hotel, port or the airport. Members of our team will pick you up during the morning with a comfortable and fully air-conditioned vehicle. The sanctuary is located at the Karacasu districts of Aydın and the road trip will have an approximate duration of 3 hours, during which you can observe beautiful landscapes.
The first thing to visit upon arrival is the ancient city of Aphrodisia. It was dedicated to the ancient Greek goddess Aphrodite, the goddess of love, beauty and passion. This is why the city was also known as the city of love. During antiquity, this settlement experienced prosperity due to the existence of marbles. The locals became excellent craftsmen demonstrating advanced aesthetics.
The city experienced two massive earthquakes during the 4th and 7th century, resulting in its abandonment. The tour guide will explain everything you need to know about the history and the importance of this ancient city.Aphrodisias is listed as an UNESCO site of cultural heritage due to the existence of many important and well-preserved structures. During your time there, you will visit the temple of Aphrodite which includes sculptures and pillars, the ancient theatre and the agora which was the main commercial and political centre of the city.
Furthermore, other interesting sites are the ancient baths and the stadium that forms the largest we-preserved stadium in the Mediterranean. After this sightseeing experience, the bus will drive you towards Karacasu town in order to enjoy a much-needed lunch break. The lunch will be served at a local restaurant and included typical recipes of the area.After the lunch, the excursion continues with a cultural exploration.
More specifically, you will be visiting a pottery workshop in order to get interesting information about this tradition that survived for thousands of years. There, you can also purchase some nice souvenirs.By the end of this tour, the comfortable bus will drive you back to Izmir. Your full day excursion finishes when you arrive back to your hotel, port or airport in Izmir during the afternoon. Joining the Aphrodisias Tour will be an amazing experience as it will offer you memorable moments.
Discover the secrets and unfold the history of an ancient city dedicated to the goddess of love, beauty and passion. Aphrodisias Tour takes place on a daily basis and offers participants the opportunity to visit an ancient city dedicated to Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess. Beautiful landscapes and cultural aspects are also listed among the highlights of the tour.
Pick up: For your own comfort, this full day excursion includes a pick-up service during the morning from your hotel in Izmir. Pick-up can also be arranged from the airport or the port. The road trip towards the ancient city has an approximate duration of 3 hours. A professional tour guide will accompany you in order to make your excursion more informative and assist you.
Aphrodisias ancient city: The ancient city of Aphrodisias will be the first place to visit. The settlement took its name from the ancient Greek goddess Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. During antiquity it was a city known for its prosperity as the area has large deposits of marbles. The people living there were excellent craftsmen producing marble-related products such as sculptures. The city is now known as an ancient city of arts, culture and love.
Notable sites: During your time there, you will enjoy a guided tour in the city, while walking around and observing the ancient structures. Aphrodisias has multiple important ruins and for this reason it is characterized as an open air museum. In addition, it is an UNESCO site of world heritage. There you may observe the ancient theatre, the agora, the temple of Aphrodite, the ancient stadium and many sculptures and pillars.
Lunch: Once the guided tour in the ancient city is over, the bus will drive to towards the nearby city in order to enjoy a lunch break. The meal consists of typical local recipes and it will be served in a relaxing and traditional restaurant.
Pottery workshop: The last stop of this full day excursion will take place at a pottery workshop. There, you can observe a tradition that survived for thousands of years and learn interesting facts about the production. Those who are interested can purchase beautiful pottery souvenirs.
Return: By the end of the last stop, the bus will start driving on its way back to Izmir. Arrival to Izmir is expected during the afternoon. Once you arrive back to your hotel, you will be full of great memories from this full day tour.