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Perge (Perga)
Perge (Perga)

Perge (Perga)

Free admission
Open year-round
Aksu, Antalya Province

The Basics

Walk along the long colonnaded street towards the gate flanked by towers, and continue on to the expansive Greco-Roman theater decorated with impressive marble reliefs and a 12,000-seat stadium. Get a feel for ordinary life at the agora and the public baths, and stand at the place where Saint Paul preached his first sermon in 46 AD.

Most tours of Perge include the outstanding Aspendos Theater and a refreshing break at the Kursunlu Waterfalls. Longer tours tack on beach time in Side, and more immersive multi-day tours may explore Ephesus, Hierapolis, Xantos, Letoon, Patara, Myra, Olympos, Phaselis, as well as the other-worldly Cappadocia and the mystical city of Konya.

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Perge,Aspendos,Side and Waterfall (sightseeng) excursion,trip,daily.
Perge,Aspendos,Side and Waterfall (sightseeng) excursion,trip,daily.
$73.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
A lot to see, perfectly packed into 1 day
Fantastic ruin sites, great guide, was a wonderful day trip. Just the right amount of time at each stop, a surprisingly nice lunch
David_B, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Antalya

star-5
Ask for Mustafa and Ohmer!
Carol_K, Apr 2022
Private Tour Perge,Aspendos Waterfall ...
We had Mustafa and Ohmer as our guided driver. These two are awesome! we had a great time with them and the tour was amazing. Mustafa did a little extra for us as he is proud of his home town and the company was great to work with as I inadvertently booked the wrong day and wanted to start the tour an hour later than originally planned.
star-4
Awesome introduction to ancient cities.
Elaine_W, Feb 2022
Perge,Aspendos,Side and Waterfall (sightseeng) excursion,trip,daily.
Ibrahim was a knowledgeable and friendly guide, who facilitated a wonderful journey through the ancient cities of Perge, Side and Aspendos. It was an awe-inspiring day - we are so glad we chose this tour.
star-5
Astonishing and Vast
Eric_K, Jan 2022
Perge,Aspendos,Side and Waterfall (sightseeng) excursion,trip,daily.
Great guide answered all our questions, had a commanding knowledge of the sites. We went in January so almost no other tourists. The sites were astonishing and vast. Side, although, will be a tourist town if it’s ever finished, is covered in ruins, some restored as well. Drive from Antalya was quick and lunch was perfect. Make sure your shoes are comfy.
star-5
A very good introduction to Turkish history
Ayesha20172017, Jun 2019
5 in 1: THE BEST OF ANTALYA region: Perge, Aspendos, Side, Kursunlu Waterfall
We had a another long but lovely tour with our guide Genghis, who escorted us thorough all the sights and then given free time to explore the attractions. The tour was conducted with historical explanations as well as a sense of humour.
star-5
Best of Antalya’s Roman sites in one trip.
Kevin_L, Jan 2022
Perge,Aspendos,Side and Waterfall (sightseeng) excursion,trip,daily.
Excellent trip. Fully worthwhile. We did everything as stated in the description. Comfortable 12 seater minibus. Sufficient time to spend at each location.
star-4
Nice
YIKKAN_L, May 2019
5 in 1: THE BEST OF ANTALYA region: Perge, Aspendos, Side, Kursunlu Waterfall
The tour guide is nice gentlemen who can speak good English and is knowledgeable, able to answer all of our questions. It is just that the time alloted to Side is a bit rushed. Overall it was good.
star-5
Great opportunity to learn about history and get a lot of steps
AlinaEast, Dec 2021
Perge,Aspendos,Side and Waterfall (sightseeng) excursion,trip,daily.
I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to explore, learn more about history and spend some time in a peaceful park watching the waterfalls. 5 stars!
star-5
Excellent trip and super tour guide Mustafa
Bhrein_B, Nov 2021
Perge,Aspendos,Side and Waterfall (sightseeng) excursion,trip,daily.
This is a very good tour to do from Antalya taking in Side, Perge, Aspendos and a waterfall. Our guide Mustafa was excellent in that he explained all architectural sites that we visited very well. The only slight disappointment was the quality of the lunch but other than that the tour was amazing and it's something I'd recommend others to do.
star-4
For history lovers.
Jocelyn_M, Apr 2021
5 in 1: THE BEST OF ANTALYA region: Perge, Aspendos, Side, Kursunlu Waterfall
Tour was great. Lots of great history. Perge was amazing because you can see the layout of how the cities looked. Each site was really magical. The waterfall was beautiful and peaceful. Aspendos theater was magnificent and our guide told us about the layout and a story about the man who built it. We got some free time, about 15/20 mins to explore on our own. The aquaducts were grandiose and amazing architecture to see. Side was really cool to see a modern city atop the ancient one. They are excavating more and the have view platforms under your feet. Apollo's temple was looking over the water with athena's just to the right. Great tour if you love ancient history. Our guide was knowledgeable and kind. He answered a lot of my questions before I even had to ask. He also informed us of life today in Turkey which was really helpful. Being able to see so many sites in a day and getting in depth information was also really nice rather than just super basic information. The pickup and drop off were on time and the ride was really nice, comfortable and clean. There is some walking involved, which I loved. I recommend comfortable shoes and water. I highly recommend this tour.
star-4
Like an Uber to your excursions
rssnbebe19, Dec 2021
Perge,Aspendos,Side and Waterfall (sightseeng) excursion,trip,daily.
There was a big group and hotel pick up was provided! Definitely help that somebody else drove us to this location however the tour was consumed by lots of talking and not as much exploring. For lunch they took us to a fast food joint. We also had to pay extra to enter one of the exhibits. We had to buy our own water bottles at the lunch spot. Some of the excursions took us to places where it was basically a sales pitch the whole time... So let's just say you're paying someone to drive you to these places and meet nice people on the tour bus. I would say it's the kind of thing that's hard to do solo so this is a good option for simply a ride, but too expensive for what was included.
star-5
Brilliant tour
Jacqueline_C, Oct 2021
Perge,Aspendos,Side and Waterfall (sightseeng) excursion,trip,daily.
What a brilliant trip! Our guide was excellent. He was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and all around wonderful. If you want to see the historical side of Turkey I would 100% recommend taking this excursion. We thought it was superb value for money, absolutely couldn’t fault it.
star-5
Side, Perge
NAI, Aug 2021
Perge,Aspendos,Side and Waterfall (sightseeng) excursion,trip,daily.
Lovely tour guide and beautiful historic city. Only one thing was really good is the weather, too hot in Antalya.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Suitable for history and archaeology buffs.
  • Admission is about $4.
  • Displays offer information in English.xa0Facilities include a café, restrooms, and stalls selling souvenirs.
  • Wear appropriate shoes as you will be walking over uneven surfaces.
  • Remember sun protection and water for hydration, as the site is entirely exposed.
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How to Get There

Perge is about 11 miles (17 kilometers) northeast of Antalya; expect about 20 minutes on the road. Most people visit on a guided tour, but if you go independently, take a minibus from Antalya's Otogar bus terminal to Aksu along the Antalya-Side highway, then hike for about 20 minutes or take a taxi.

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When to Get There

Perge is open year-round daily, with slightly earlier opening and closing times from November to March. Come early in the morning when you may have the site to yourself. High tourist season in Antalya is summer (June through August) and Easter week. Come in the fall when the weather is still warm, and the crowds have left, or in the spring when wildflowers are in bloom.

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Aspendos Theater

A few miles/kilometers from Perge is this 2,000-year-old theater, considered to be the best remaining example of an ancient theater. Made of an exceedingly high-quality calcareous stone, the stunning theater is intact and even hosts a summertime ballet and opera festival. Even if you miss the festival, the site of the theater is unparalleled in the world.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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