At the Aphrodisias tour we will visit many of the most famous destinations at this ancient city, which is located 1-1.5 hour away from Pamukkale or Kusadasi in Turkey on the Aphrodisias Tour with 10 destinations.
Aphrodisias “Aphrodite” was a very famous city especially for its art during Roman Empire, it also has a name that was derived from Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love and Beauty at the Roman time.
After pick up from your hotel early in the morning, we will start the Aphrodisias tour on which we will visit the following destinations:
Aphrodisias Tour Program
- Sebasteion of Aphrodisias
- Aphrodisias Theater
- Tiberius Portico
- Hadrian Baths
- The Odeon
- Bishop Palace
- Aphrodite Temple
Sebasteion of Aphrodisias
The Sebasteion, excavated in 1979 is temple dedicated for Aphrodite and the Julio-Claudian emperors.
Its construction stretched over two generations, from AD 20 to 60, and that ranges from the reign of Tiberius to that of Nero.
The Theater of the Aphrodisias city was built in the second half of the first century B.C on the eastern slope of the Acropolis.
This Theater had a capacity of 8000 seats with six dressing rooms and another four extra rooms.
The theater witnessed many plays, animal and gladiator fights over that era of the Roman Empire.
The Agora of Aphrodisias was the large public or market area in the northern part of the portico between the Temple of Aphrodite and the Acropolis.
You can say that the Agora was a special place for musical events. Also a place for public speeches and literature competitions as well, it was a place for exchanging ideas between the high class people of Aphrodisias city.
The south portico at the Agora is known as the Portico of Tiberius, The emperor Tiberius ruled at 1C AD, and it was named after him.
The Ionic colonnade has been restored partly. There is a huge pool at the center of the portico, 175 m long, and 25 m wide and 1 m deep, it will surely be a great chance to visit these remarkable place at Aphrodisias.
Hadrian Baths of Aphrodisias
Named after the Emperor Hadrian, the Hadrian Bathes were such a significant public center designed for High class relaxation.
The Hadrian baths used to attract the most cultured and rich category of the people of that era at the Aphrodisias city.
South of the temple of Aphrodite, you will have the chance to visit the 1700 person capacity concert hall “The Odeon”, it has 12 rows of seats, it also held the political meetings, presentations and shows at that time. The Odeon is also famous for the mosaics decorations of the stage and the orchestra.
Be lucky to check the Bishop Palace at Aphrodisias. It is a large Roman house in the middle of the ancient city, it is also close to the cathedral of Aphrodisias, and it shows the beauty of the architectural arts of the city.
Temple of Aphrodite
It is a fact that the Temple of Aphrodite was built 1 century BC, and it had a statue of the goddess that wears a long garment. One of her arms is stretched forward. The reliefs carved on the bands of the garment are very interesting.
The sun god and moon goddess, the Three Graces with Aphrodite in the middle, Aphrodite and three Cupids seated on a goat with the tail of a fish are all symbols which frequently appear on various copies of the cult statue.
ON the Aphrodisias Tour, you will also visit the Stadium which had the capacity of 30.000 person. It was designed in a way that spectator would see the other spectators.
The stadium of Aphrodisias was specially designed for athletic contest, and it was destroyed by an earthquake in the 7th century.
The pilgrims who visited the Aphrodite’s temple, had to pass through the great gate of Thetraphylon.
The name Tetraphylon actually means “the four colored column gate, and this is due to the four columns colored by 4 different colors.
On this part of the tour get your camera ready, since you will have the chance to visit a museum with 12.697 pieces in it, it is the great Aphrodisias Museum which was opened for visitors in 1979 till now.
Lunch will be offered at a convenient time during your Aphrodisias tour at a local restaurant. And at the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel again, which will be the end of your trip into history of the great Roman Empire.
– A tour guide who speaks English.
– Hotel transportation in an air-conditioned car.
– Entrance fees to museums and rented places.
– Lunch during the trip.
Tour does not include
Personal expenses, Tipping.
If you want to check availability and book Aphrodisias tour, please do not hesitate to contact Turkey Tour Shop team and we will help you.
External links : Aphrodisias in Turkey.