Visit Aspendos and explore ruins dating from the Roman period, including the best-preserved amphitheater in Turkey. Admire the spectacularly sited Temple of Apollo in Side. Stop to see the Manavgat Waterfalls on the return trip.
What to Expect
On this 8-hour trip you’ll head out in the morning for a visit to Aspendos, one of the most important cultural and economic centers of Pamphylia. Every year thousands of people come to see the best well-preserved amphitheater in Turkey, built in 155 with a capacity of 7,000 spectators.
Today the amphitheater hosts 10,000 people and shows such as the annual Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival.
After lunch you’ll visit the ancient city of Side. The city is located on a peninsula and features ruins of a Roman amphitheater, a columned road, temple to Dionysus, and to a museum in the former Turkish bath. Admire the Temple of Apollo, which is the most beautiful site in Side, situated by the sea on the ancient harbor.
On the way back to Alanya you’ll stop to visit the Manavgat Waterfalls. This is a place of exceptional natural beauty and fresh, clean air. You’ll see pine forests, waterfalls, and a river replete with trout and turtles.
- Professional guide
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees for Apendos (₺20)
- Entrance fees for Manavgat Waterfall (₺5)