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Are you passionate about sightseeing and history? During your holidays in Pamukkale there are multiple excursions offering unique sightseeing opportunities. One of the most interesting ones is the Aphrodisias Tour, an excursion that takes you to the ancient city of Aphrodisia and unfolds the history and the myth of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. This full day Aphrodisias Tour from Pamukkale excursion is ideal for people of all ages and covers multiple interests as it combines archaeological sites and beautiful landscapes.
The Aphrodisias Tour takes place on a daily basis, including the weekends. On the day of your excursion, members of our team will pick you up from your hotel in Pamukkale. For the purposes of this tour, an experienced and professional tour guide will accompany you. The guide will provide interesting descriptions and let you know important facts about the ancient city, the ruins and its history. The road trip from Pamukkale towards the ancient city of Aphrodisias has an approximate duration of one hour and 30 minutes.
The city, back in antiquity, used to be a sanctuary of Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of love and beauty. However, the sanctuary of Aphrodisias was different from the rest. This is because the image of Aphrodite had a mixture of Carian and Anatolian characteristics and features. The close proximity that the city had with an ancient marble quarry, enable the people living there to create a settlement characterized by upgraded aesthetics. Especially during the Roman period, Aphrodisias was full of beautiful marble sculptures.
During your time there, you will have the opportunity to walk around this ancient city and unfold its history. More precisely, you will be able to observe the ancient agora, roman baths, the temple of Aphrodite, the theatre, the stadium and many more. In what regards the sculptures, some of them are still there while other are exhibited in the museum of Aphrodisias. In fact, you will be impressed by your visit there as Aphrodisias is one of the most well maintained ancient cities in Turkey. An interesting highlight is that Xenocrates, a student of Plato, used to live there.
This excursion includes also a lunch that will be offered at a local restaurant. The meal includes some typical Turkish recipes served in a cosy and relaxing setting. By the end of your sightseeing experience, the bus will transfer you back to Pamukkale. The road trip is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes long. According to the schedule, return is expected during the afternoon. This great full day tour finishes when you arrive back to your hotel.
Sebasteion, Theater, Agora, Tiberius Portico, Hadrian Baths, Bishop Palace, Aphrodite Temple, Odeon, Stadium, Tetraphylon.
Visit an ancient sanctuary of Aphrodite and learn the history of an ancient city by joining an interesting full day excursion from Pamukkale. The Aphrodisias Tour from Pamukkale is an ideal opportunity to get away from the crowds and visit one of the most well maintained ancient cities in the country. Explore the history, admire the upgraded aesthetics of the site, and spend some quality time with your friends or family with an amazing tour towards Aphrodisias.
This particular tour is available every day from Pamukkale. On the day of the tour, a modern and fully air conditioned vehicle will pick you up from your hotel in Pamukkale. Professional members of our team will welcome you in the bus and let you know the final details of the schedule. In general, the road trip towards Aphrodisias lasts for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
The excursion is designed in such way to offer you the maximum comfort and the ultimate sightseeing experience. For that reason, a guiding service is included. An English-speaking professional tour guide will accompany you and offer assistance if needed. The experienced guide will also be in charge to provide detailed and interesting descriptions of the sites.
Ancient City of Aphrodisias
The first stop of the day will be made at the ancient city of Aphrodisias. This settlement used to be an important Roman city and demonstrates high importance for Christianity. During antiquity, the city was a sanctuary of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, with its own distinct character. In fact, Aphrodite in this sanctuary was combining Anatolian and Carian features and characteristics. According to historical findings Xenocrates, the student of Plato, was living there. In addition, the city is located close to a rich source of marble and for that reason, a plethora of sculptures was found there.
Well Maintained Ruins
Once you are there, the guide will offer you a memorable and interesting tour in the ancient city. It must be noted that, Aphrodisias is one of the most well maintained archaeological sites in Turkey. During your time there you will observe impressive ruins and some of the marble sculptures. Among others, you will visit the temple of Aphrodite, the roman baths, an ancient theatre, a stadium and the agora of the city. As you will walk around, the tour guide will explain everything you need to know about the ruins, so feel free to ask anything.
This excursion towards the ancient city of Aphrodisias includes also a lunch break. More specifically, the bus will transfer you to a cosy local restaurant, where you can taste some typical recipes.
The tour finishes during the afternoon. After finishing your sightseeing experience, the bus will drive you back to Pamukkale. Full of great memories you will arrive back to your hotel during the afternoon.