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Aphrodisias (Turkey)

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4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
80km drive from Denizli
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
Half a day

Reviews of Aphrodisias

Timothée D. Travel writer
285 travel articles

An ancient Greek and, subsquently, Roman city, Aphrodisias is a remarkable, historical site.

My suggestion:
At the entrance you may be approached by official guides. It's worth taking them up on their services, as they're well versed on the history of the area.

An ancient Greek town, founded in the 3rd Century BC, Aphrodisias is named after its temple and 'Patron Saint', the goddess Aphrodite. Today you'll find an impressive archeological site with well conserved remains. The Temple of Aphrodite, the monumental Gateway, the Odeum and, best of all, the Stadium are some of the best preserved ruins in Europe.

Personally, I found the site fascinating and am pleased I made the detour. Apart from being well preserved, it wasn't choc-a-block with tourists, unlike Ephesus, for example.

So, if you find yourself in this part of Turkey, I highly recommend you put Aphrodisias on your list.

The Theatre at Aphrodisias