Do you want to visit more places after Cappadocia? Visit the most refined and improved architecture in Ephesus, amazing white travertines in Pamukkale.
Today we will explore the Ancient city of Aphrodisias with an experienced local tour guide. Aphrodisias named after Aphrodite because she has a sanctuary and a unique cult image in this ancient city. In antiquity, the sanctuary in ancient Aphrodisias was distinctive with its cult of Aphrodite. The cult image of Aphrodite was a mixture of her Carian origins and several Anatolian deities.
09:30 – Our travel team will collect you from the hotels in Pamukkale town then meet with other tour participants and professional local tour guide.
You are going to visit:
We will drive to Aphrodisias Ancient City. We will visit Sebasteion, Agora, Aphrodite Temple, Theater, Hadrian Baths, Odeon, Bishop Palace, Tiberius Portico, Stadium, Tetraphylon.
Aphrodisias named after Aphrodite because she has a sanctuary and a unique cult image in this city. In antiquity, the sanctuary in ancient Aphrodisias was distinctive with its cult of Aphrodite. The cult image of Aphrodite was a mixture of her Carian origins and several Anatolian deities. The ancient city, being close to a marble quarry, owned a famous sculpture school. It became a renowned city in the Roman world with its beautifully built sculptures. Today a lot of sculptures are still in a nice shape to see in Aphrodisias and Aphrodisias museum. Also, Aphrodisias is known as one of the best preserved ancient cities in Turkey country. Aphrodisias mentioned in Suda, a massive Byzantine encyclopedia, it is also famous among renowned scholars and philosophers. Xenocrates, who had been a student of Plato is believed to live in Aphrodisias ancient city.
At the end of the Aphrodisias guided tour from Pamukkale, return transfer back to the hotel around 16:30.
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