History and Nature
Perge - an ancient Pamphylian city, where geometry was born. After Arabic wars in Anatolia, nobody lived at Perge and the city died.
Aspendos - an ancient Greco-Roman city with the best preserved Ampitheatre in the world.
Alexander the Great visited both Perge and Aspendos in 333BC.
We will have lunch in Belkis village, near the river. The restaurant has fresh trout from the river or you can have grilled chicken or meat. All meals served with fresh salads.
Kursunlu park and waterfall is a very natural area, many different kinds of birds live here and trout swim in the waters. There is a café here where you can eat traditional Turkish food.
After collecting you from your Hotel at your chosen pick up time, we will drive to Perge. The Roman Bath is a very fine example, showing lots of details. Plantia Magna spent lots of money to beautify this ancient city. We will explore the ruins here.
A further drive (30km) to Aspendos and the amazing Aquaducts.
Previously Hellenistic, these cities became Roman states after 2nd Century AD and changed religion.
I will tell you more about the history of these 2 cities while we are visiting them.
We will have lunch in Belkis village, near the river.
Then we will go to Kursunlu national park and waterfalls. You will have time to enjoy the fresh air and see the waterfall. You can get a drink and something to eat at the cafe here if you like. I will return you to your hotel or Antalya city centre late afternoon, about 4:00pm.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Antalya central Hotels
(pick-ups are also possible from the Airport, Port, or Bus station - please advise during booking process)
End location: Your hotel or Antalya city centre.
Duration: 8 hours
Transportation Method: Luxury air-conditioned vehicle. Professional driver with Passenger Service Vehicle Licence and fully comprehensive insurance. There will also be some walking at the 3 locations we will visit.
My service as private tour guide and driver + my vehicle. Parking.
Hotel pick up and drop off is included for centrally located hotels only. If you stay more than 20km from the city centre, there may be additional costs and pick up and drop off times may be affected too. Please let me know your hotel name and location during the booking process.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
55 Lira - Entrance fee at Aspendos 15 TL, Perge 15TL, Kursunlu 5TL
Lunch and a drink approx. 20TL depending on your choice
Lunch and a drink at Belkis Village.
Food and drink at Kursunlu national park.