Aphrodisias Tour: Don’t miss your chance to see the place where Aphrodite lived. And also the city with all the old statues. Join our guided Aphrodisias Tour and enjoy Turkey’s daily tours with Romos Travel.
Duration: 8 hrs.
Departure: Kusadasi Cruise Port or Hotel
Destinations: Aphrodisias Ancient City
Languages: English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Greek, and Japanese
We pick you up from your hotel after breakfast and drive to Aphrodisias. We are going to one of Turkey’s interesting old towns. Augustus, the Roman emperor, once said, “Of all the cities in Asia Minor, I chose this one.” Aphrodisias taught the best sculptors of the old world. We’re going to see Sebasteion, which is a temple to Aphrodite and the Roman rulers.
The theater dates back to the second century A.D. and has a three-story stage that can hold 7,250 people. As early as the first century A.D., the agora was a market and a place for people to meet. The porch was a tribute to the Roman Emperor Tiberius. The Hadrian Baths are one of the most important public buildings. They are named after Emperor Hadrian. The Bishop’s Palace and the guest room to the north of the courtyard, both of which are worth seeing and date back to the 5th century A.D., are worth seeing.
The Aphrodite Temple is almost the city’s most important building. Since the city was named after the goddess Aphrodite, the temple dates back to the 1st century BC. The Odeon was a big part of the city. It was a nice place for concerts. It could hold up to 1,750 people and dates back to the 2nd century A.D. Tetrapylon, the huge gate built in the 2nd century A.D. The gate has a lot of carvings and Corinthian columns. The sign of Aphrodisias was put back up between 1984 and 1991 by Kenan Erim, an archeologist whose grave is near the gate.
After the walking tour of the ruins, we go to the Aphrodisias Museum to look at a lot of items and then have lunch. At 15:00, we drive back to your hotel.
After seeing the sights in Aphrodisias, drive back to the hotel.
A licensed guide who speaks English or another language of your choice
A luxury car with air conditioning and a driver
Service to pick up and drop off
Costs to get into the museums and places on the above schedule
Gratuities to the guide and driver
Anything not specifically listed as included
It is a good idea to bring a camera, a hat, and shoes that are good for walking.
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Aphrodisias: Unearthing an Ancient Marvel
The vibrant tapestry of the world is interlaced with countless strands of cultural, historical, and natural magnificence. Among these, the ancient city of Aphrodisias stands out as a radiant vestige of the Greek and Roman empires, preserving the grandeur of bygone eras with its awe-inspiring structures and tales of civilization. Nestled in the fertile valley of southwestern Anatolia, in modern-day Turkey, Aphrodisias evokes a sense of otherworldly beauty and intrigue, providing historians, archaeologists, and tourists alike with a rich avenue for exploration.
Stepping into History
Named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodisias thrived during the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Established around the 1st century BC, the city quickly emerged as a thriving center for art, culture, and worship, attracting denizens from all walks of life and corners of the known world. Its significance as a religious hub cannot be understated; the cult of Aphrodite was widely revered, and pilgrims flocked to the city to offer their reverence at the Sanctuary of Aphrodite, the heart of Aphrodisias.
Stepping into Aphrodisias feels like traveling back in time, as the meticulously preserved architectural marvels provide a window into the grandeur of the classical world. The city’s strikingly well-preserved Tetrapylon, a monumental gateway adorned with intricate carvings, gives visitors their first glimpse of the city’s artistic prowess.
The Roman Stadium, one of the best-preserved ancient stadiums in the world, is another highlight of Aphrodisias. With a capacity to seat around 30,000 spectators, the stadium once hummed with the excitement of athletic contests and gladiatorial games.
A unique aspect of Aphrodisias is its emphasis on the arts, particularly sculpture. The city was renowned as a center of sculpture production during the Roman period due to its proximity to marble quarries. The Aphrodisias Museum, located on-site, boasts a remarkable collection of these statues, carvings, and other archaeological findings.
A City of Artists
What truly set Aphrodisias apart was its famed School of Sculpture. Artists trained in this school were recognized throughout the Roman Empire for their distinct style and extraordinary skill in marble carving. Many sculptures created by these artists can be seen in the Aphrodisias Museum, from beautifully carved statues of gods and goddesses to friezes depicting scenes from mythology.
Current Excavations and Discoveries
Even today, Aphrodisias continues to divulge its secrets to the persistent archaeologists who have been excavating the site since the mid-20th century. Recent excavations have unearthed structures like the city’s market (agora), bath complex, and theater, each contributing a fresh chapter to Aphrodisias’ already rich history. Every new finding brings with it a better understanding of the city’s inhabitants’ daily lives, beliefs, and artistic talents.
A Living Connection to the Past
In 2017, UNESCO inscribed Aphrodisias on the World Heritage List, recognizing its exceptional universal value. Despite centuries of history and change, the city continues to reverberate with the echoes of the past. A visit to Aphrodisias isn’t just a tour—it’s a transformative journey back in time.
Aphrodisias is indeed a testament to human civilization’s grandeur, the artistic capabilities of the ancients, and the enduring allure of our shared heritage. It stands as an emblem of our past, an open history book waiting to be explored, and a precious cultural treasure to be preserved for future generations.
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After a delicious lunch sampling traditional Turkish cuisine, the journey continues to Aphrodisias, an ancient city dedicated to the goddess of love, Aphrodite. Marvel at the remarkably preserved stadium, the Temple of Aphrodite, and the city’s intricate marble sculptures housed in the Aphrodisias Museum.
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Marvel at the exquisite marble reliefs and statues housed in the Aphrodisias Museum, which showcase the craftsmanship of the city’s ancient artists. Enjoy a traditional Turkish lunch and spend the afternoon immersing yourself in the city’s rich history, which our expert guides will bring to life.
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After a traditional Turkish lunch, head to Aphrodisias, an ancient city dedicated to the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite. Walk through this remarkable site and admire the Temple of Aphrodite, the city’s extensive stadium, and the Aphrodisias Museum, home to some of the most impressive collections of Roman statues.
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Join our Aphrodisias tour for a captivating exploration of one of the best-preserved ancient cities in Turkey. Named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodisias was once a thriving center for sculpture and philosophy. Today, it stands as a testament to the ingenuity and artistry of the ancient world.
On this tour, you’ll explore the extensive ruins, awe at the splendor of the Temple of Aphrodite, and be astounded by the size of the city’s stadium. The Aphrodisias Museum is another highlight, home to a fascinating collection of statues and reliefs that underline the city’s artistic heritage.
Our expert guides will enrich your experience by providing a detailed narrative about the city’s history and significance.
Aphrodisias is an ancient Greco-Roman city located in the modern-day province of Aydin, Turkey. Named after the Greek goddess Aphrodite, it was a thriving city during the Roman period, renowned for its schools of sculpture and philosophy.
Today, Aphrodisias is a remarkable archaeological site that provides visitors with a glimpse into the past. The city’s ruins are remarkably well preserved, including the grand Temple of Aphrodite, the impressive city stadium capable of seating 30,000 spectators, and a range of other public buildings and monuments.
The Aphrodisias Museum houses a significant collection of sculptures that exemplify the Aphrodisian school of marble carving, including intricate reliefs and statues. These artifacts showcase the city’s artistic culture, highlighting the skills and techniques of the sculptors who lived and worked here.
Visiting Aphrodisias offers a captivating journey back in time, providing insight into an ancient world where art and philosophy flourished.
Q: Where does the Aphrodisias Tour from Kusadasi start?
The tour starts from your hotel or the meeting point in Kusadasi.
Q: What is the duration of the Aphrodisias Tour?
The tour typically lasts around 9 to 10 hours.
Q: What are the highlights of the Aphrodisias Tour?
Highlights include the Aphrodisias Museum, the Temple of Aphrodite, the ancient stadium, and the theater.
Q: On what days of the week is the Aphrodisias Tour available?
The Aphrodisias Tour is available every day.
Q: What is included in the Aphrodisias Tour package?
The tour package includes transportation, a professional guide, and entrance fees.
Q: Are there any additional costs during the Aphrodisias Tour?
Any additional costs would depend on your personal expenses, such as souvenirs or extra snacks and drinks.
Q: Is there a limit to the number of people that can join the Aphrodisias Tour?
The tour usually has a maximum number of participants for each tour to ensure a quality experience; please check with our tour operator for specifics.
Q: Is the Aphrodisias Tour child-friendly?
Yes, the tour is child-friendly, but keep in mind that it is a full-day tour, which may be tiring for younger children.
Q: Is the Aphrodisias Tour accessible for people with disabilities?
Some parts of the tour might not be fully accessible due to the historical nature of the site. It is best to check with our tour operator to determine suitability.
Q: What language(s) does the tour guide speak on the Aphrodisias Tour?
Most tours offer guides who speak English. Some tours may offer guides who speak additional languages.
Q: What should I wear for the Aphrodisias Tour?
Comfortable walking shoes and clothing suitable for the season are recommended. A hat and sunscreen are also advised for hot days.
Q: Can I bring my camera to the Aphrodisias Tour?
Yes, photography for personal use is usually allowed, but flash and tripods may be restricted in certain areas.
Q: Is there a specific meeting point for the Aphrodisias Tour in Kusadasi?
Upon booking confirmation, our tour operator will provide the specific meeting point information.
Q: Can I book a private Aphrodisias Tour?
Yes, you can book it as private; please contact us for availability and pricing.
Q: Are meals included in the Aphrodisias Tour?
Lunch is not included; however, you can ask your guide about the local food around Aphrodisias.
Q: How far is Aphrodisias from Kusadasi?
Aphrodisias is approximately 180 kilometers from Kusadasi, and the journey takes around 2.5 to 3 hours by road.
Q: What is the cancellation policy for the Aphrodisias Tour?
Please check the specific terms and conditions when booking.
Q: What will I learn on the Aphrodisias Tour?
The Aphrodisias Tour provides insights into ancient Greek and Roman history, archaeology, mythology, and the architectural styles of the period.
Q: Is there a guide at the Aphrodisias Museum during the tour?
Typically, a professional tour guide accompanies you to the museum and provides detailed explanations about the exhibits.
Q: Can I book the Aphrodisias Tour from Kusadasi online?
Yes, you can book the Aphrodisias Tour on our online platform.