Where is Aspendos?
Aspendos stands in the 40 km east of Antalya, in the inland of the scenic Mediterranean Sea.
When should I visit Aspendos?
The answer is anytime. The ancient city welcomes its visitors with open arms throughout the year.
How can I go to Aspendos?
It is a short drive away from Antalya. You can rent a car or you can take public buses. Best of all, you can join a tour group to explore the ancient city and its landmarks with a professional guide.
What will I see in Aspendos?
If you are into history and antiquity, Aspendos is just the right address for you to visit. The ancient city bears the traces of many civilization that occupied its lands for centuries. In every corner you can catch a glimpse of daily life back in the past.
The most well-known landmark of Aspendos is the ancient amphitheater that is built by the great Greek architect Zenon. It used to be the place where theatrical performances and religious ceremonies took place. It is no surprise that the theatre has been used a venue for concerts, ballet and opera shows with its great acoustic.
Nearby the theatre, you can explore the ancient remains of a basilica, agora that is the central square of the city, nymphaeum that are the monumental fountains dedicated to the nymphs in Greek mythology, a Roman aqueduct and the Eurymedon Bridge of Romans.
You can also stop by at Perge, the city of artists, scientist and philosophers in ancient times.
Even though every great thing must come to an end, there is no reason it can start again. Meaning: do not be sorry that your trip to Aspendos end, it may start all over again. See the rhyming here? Great, see you next time.