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The Theatre

The Theatre / Priene Ancient City

The most beautiful theater of the Hellenic world is in Priene Ancient City. It was built on the north side of the city in the 4th century BC. It is believed that this theater is also used for political meetings because of a thought that it is a water or mercury clock in there. Despite the many damages and changes …

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The Temple of Athena

Temple of Athena / Priene Ancient City

The Temple of Athena is the oldest, the most important, the most magnificent and the largest temple of the ancient city of Priene. This temple was built by Pythius, who is the world famous architect and also the architect of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus – one of the Seven Wonders of the World in Bodrum, at 2nd and 4th century …

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The Faustina Bath

The Faustina Bath / Milet (Miletos)

The ancient city of Milet (Miletos) is eye-brightening with its monumental structures, the source of science and philosophy from one of the ancient Ionian cities. In the ancient city of Milet, there are the remains of Milet‘ Theatre, the Faustina Bath, agora, ceremonial street, monumental fountain, gymnasium, Capito Bath, the Temple of Athena, stadium, delphinion, harbor’s monument, agora, the Temenos of …

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The Agora – Priene

The Agora / Priene Ancient City

The marketplaces in Priene Ancient City were open areas where is the area of people’s gathering and people traditionally celebrate special occasions and festivals at the same time plying trade just like the other Hellenic cities. Therefore, the Agora was an important place for everyday life in ancient times. The famous traveler Pausanias defines the Priene’s Agoras as one of …

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Temple of Apollon

Temple of Apollon / Didyma Ancient City

At the entryway of Didyma Ancient City, it is the most impressive independent monument of Western Anatolian coasts. It evokes admiration for the temple to survive in a very good condition as well as its monumental structure and unique plan. There is no other temple in the Greek world with a significant difference in terms of the size of the …

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Priene Ancient City

Priene Ancient City

Priene Ancient City where is located on 15 km Söke in Aydın and very close to the Güllübahçe town, is the forerunner of the first known planned city system. It is said that the ancient city of Priene located on the foothill of Mount Mykale was established by Ions. Ionia Civilization, a civilization established in Western Anatolia in 1200 BC; …

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Milet (Miletos) Ancient City

Milet (Miletos) Ancient City

It is known that the settlements near the village of Didim and the village of Balat, for the first time, were under the Myken colony in the middle of 2000 BC. According to the ancient geographer Strabon, Milet was first established by the Cretans, and according to Iliada of Homer, it was first established by the king of Athens, the …

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Didyma Ancient City

Didyma Ancient City

The ancient Ionia consisted of 12 cities. These are Miletus, Priene, Melia, Myus, Ephesus, Colophon, Lebedos, Teos, Klazomenai, Phocaea, Khios, and Erythrai. One of the two most important cities of Ionian, the Miletans (the other Ephesus), is denominated as Didim, which is devoted to the god Apollo, comes from the Greek word “Didyma”, meaning “twin sister“. Temple of Artemis is …

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Bouleuterion and Prytaneion

Bouleuterion / Pergamon

Bouleuterion is one of the best-protected buildings in the city. It creates a building block with Prytaneion which is next to Bouleuterion. Bouleuterion is in a form, close to the square with sizes of 20x21m. There is an altar in the middle, and there are 3 tiers for parallel seating. On the north side, there are 16 stairs, and on …

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Kuşadası

Kusadasi

Kuşadası, one of the leading districts of Aydın’s tourism area, offers many options for vacationers. With the beauty of the beaches, the diversity of nature and the ease of accessibility to other touristic places in the region, you can benefit from the list we prepared for you while you want to visit in the highlighted point in the town. Sections …

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