Aspendos English

LogoKursunlu, Aspendos, Side tour.


 Spend a day appreciating ancient culture along with the natural beauty of the Antalya region. This tour takes you to Kurşunlu Waterfall, to Aspendos to see the well-preserved amphitheater, and to the ancient city of Side to explore the ruins and the city

Side: We will start our tour to visit the ancient city of Side. Situated on a peninsula about 1 kilometer long and 400 meters across, the site contains the ruins of a Roman amphitheater, columned road, and agora. See the Temple of Dionysus, the museum, nymphaeum, and the Temple of Apollo, located in a beautiful spot near the sea. We will also have one hour free time for shopping in Side.

Aspendos: After visiting Side  we will continue to see our second site Aspendos Theatre was an ancient city in Pamphylia, Asia Minor, located about 40 km east of the modern city of Antalya, Turkey. It was situated on the Eurymedon River about 16 km inland from the Mediterranean Sea; it shared a border with, and was hostile to, Side. According to later tradition, the (originally non-Greek) city was founded around 1000 BC by Greeks who may have come from Argos. The wide range of its coinage throughout the ancient world indicates that, in the 5th century BC, Aspendos had become the most important city in Pamphylia. At that time the Eurymedon River was navigable as far as Aspendos, and the city derived great wealth from a trade in salt, oil, and wool.

Kurşunlu Waterfall: After visiting Aspendos we will go to our open buffet restaurant by the river.Then we will drive to  Kurşunlu Waterfall. There are over 100 bird species living by this natural wonder. The hidden cave at the back of the waterfall is a popular place for visiting. The waterfall is on one of the tributaries of the Aksu River and its situation in the midst of a pine forest is of quite exceptional beauty. The countryside around the water forms a lovely picnic and pleasure spot only twenty minutes from the centre of the city of Antalya.End of the tour  back to hotel around 18:00.

 Price 40 euro including lunch, children half price.