Aphrodisias, Geyre

#2 of 19 in Historic Sites in Aydin Province
Explore the ruins ofAphrodisias, the ancient Greek city named after the goddess of love, Aphrodite, that earned its place on the UNESCO World Heritage list for its abundance of marble and talented sculptors. What was once the capital of Lydia province is now considered one of the most well-preserved of its type in the Mediterranean. Be sure to take a look at the imposing stadium, which once seated over 30,000 for various athletic events. Examine the other remaining structures that have been arranged to replicate a small city: the temple of Aphrodite, the monumental gateway, the Bouleuterion council house, and the Sebasteion. Stop by the museum on site to see some of the most remarkable remaining marble sculptures. Take time for an audio tour if you would like more information. If you decide to drive to the ruins, park in the lot below the entrance and wait for one of the shuttles to take you to the site. Plan your Aphrodisias visit and explore what else you can see and do in Geyre using our Geyre trip planner .
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  • With many and different some imposing as the gateway, others representative of Roman life as parliament, very interesting archaeological site. There is a clear deal in the parking lot that requires payment away from the site and crossing in trailer pulled by tractor, but other than that prevents the visit to such an interesting place.
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  • It's a must-see ancient city. With its interesting story, the academy that trains the best sculptors, its best sculptors, statues, stadium, dedicated lives.
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  • Felt like we were the only people there. In reality, there may have been another six visitors. If you're as lucky as us, you can experience the exotic feeling of discovering an ancient city. Every major attraction was well marked and the museum is fantastic and impressive in it's size. It may be a more fulfilling experience than the nearby, more popular Ephesus.
  • Not every ancient city ruins are worth seeing for people except the ones who are really interested but this one was really must see. Archeologists are still working in the site, I'm sure I'll be visiting the site again later sometime...
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