DISCOVER THE ANCIENT CITIES OF PRIENE, MILETUS AND DIDYMA
DURATION: 7.5 HOURS
Departure : Kusadasi Port or Hotel
VISITING : PRIENE, MILETUS AND DIDYMA
- Explore the ruins of the 4th century BC Temple of Athena in Priene.
- Discover a theatre, Roman baths and stadium in Miletus, once a naval power.
- See the arresting ruins of the Temple of Apollo in Didyma.
- Enjoy a delicious lunch of Turkish cuisine.
- Don’t forget to shop for the perfect souvenir.
Uncover the Secrets of Ancient Cities
Experience the wonders of the ancient cities tour from Kusadasi as you embark on a journey through time. Discover the rich history and architectural marvels of three remarkable destinations: Priene, Miletus, and Didyma. Immerse yourself in the enchanting ruins while indulging in Turkish cuisine and capturing lasting memories with unique souvenirs.
Priene – A Glimpse into the Past
Begin your adventure in Priene, where the Temple of Athena awaits. Dating back to the 4th century BC, this ancient structure was built under the patronage of Alexander the Great in 334 BC. Marvel at the remnants of this sacred temple, and explore the expansive Greek theater that once accommodated up to 6,000 spectators before being expanded by the Romans centuries later. The breathtaking views from the cliffside location add an extra touch of awe to this historical site.
Miletus – Where Naval Power Resided
From Priene, a short 20-minute drive will take you to Miletus. Once a prominent naval power, Miletus boasts an array of architectural gems. Delight in the well-preserved Faustina Roman Baths and admire the grandeur of the Greco-Roman theater. Walk through the remnants of a rectangular stadium that originated from Greek origins and was later expanded by the Romans. Allow yourself to be transported back in time as you explore the captivating ruins of this once-thriving city.
Didyma – The Magnificent Temple of Apollo
The final leg of your journey leads you to Didyma, situated approximately 20 km (13 miles) away. Here, the remarkable Temple of Apollo awaits your discovery. Considered one of the greatest ancient monuments, this awe-inspiring structure was painstakingly constructed over a span of 600 years. Marvel at its grandeur and appreciate the architectural achievements of the ancient Greeks. Capture the essence of this magnificent temple and let its historical significance leave a lasting impression.
Indulge in Turkish Delights
After immersing yourself in the wonders of these ancient cities, take a moment to savor a delectable lunch of Turkish specialties. Treat your taste buds to the flavors of this culturally rich cuisine and replenish your energy for the rest of the journey.
Shop for Memories
Before returning to Kusadasi, make sure to allocate time for souvenir shopping. Find the perfect memento to commemorate your extraordinary experience in this magical land. Treasure the memories and artifacts that will forever remind you of the captivating ancient cities you explored.
Book Your Journey Today
Join us on this captivating ancient cities tour from Kusadasi, where history comes alive, culinary delights abound and unforgettable experiences await. Book your adventure today and embark on a journey through time.
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- Licensed professional guide in English or other preferred language for all sightseeing.
- Air-conditioned luxury vehicle with a professional driver
- Pick-up and drop-off service
- Entrance fees to museums and sites according to the above itinerary
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- Gratuities to guide and driver
- Items of a personal nature
- Any items not specifically mentioned as included
To bring a camera, a sunhat, and to prefer comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended for your ancient cities tour from Kusadasi.
Prices of the ancient cities tour from Kusadasi