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Approximately 8 Hours
Depart from the pier for the ancient city of Side (meaning pomegranate), passing through the main gate in the city walls.
On foot, you will follow a colonnaded street to the marketplace and the theatre. You will also see the remains of a basilica, a market hall with shops and a Nymphaeum on the hilltop. The temple of Dionysus, from the early Roman period, is located near the theater. Two other side-by-side temples are dedicated to Apollo and Artemis.
Next, you will enter the ancient city of Aspendos, whose amphitheatre is considered the best-preserved example in the Mediterranean. It was built in the 2nd century AD. Water was brought to the city through a marvelous aqueduct system, which is also extremely well preserved.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
Next, continue to Perge, which dates back to 1000 BC and was founded by Mopsus and Calchas after their retreat from Troy. See the Basilica of Perge, which played an important role in the spread of Christianity, the 2nd-century AD stadium, the baths complex and two round towers of the Greek Gate. Tour the marketplace before returning to the pier.
Wear sturdy, non-skid walking shoes.