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Priene, Miletus, and Didyma Day Tour from Kusadasi

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

The cities of Priene, Miletus, and Didyma are filled with ancient ruins, crumbling temples, and dramatic, Greco-Roman history. Explore all three sites in a single day on a full-day, small-group tour from Selçuk and Kusadasi guided by an art historian whose specialized knowledge is an ideal introduction to the area’s culture, architecture, and art.
  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Full-day, small-group tour with an art historian
  • Visit three ancient cities
  • Small group tour ensures a personal experience
  • All entrance fees included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Buffet lunch included
Professional art historian guide
Lunch included
Pickup and drop-off
Drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from all hotels and from the port in Kusadasi

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Start the day with pickup at your Selçuk or Kusadasi-area hotel, then travel to the ancient Greek city of Priene in a minibus. The Ionian city’s theatre, columns and sculpture have an especially dramatic setting between Samsun Mountain and the Maeander River flood plain, with views of cotton plantations that stretch 49 miles (15 km.) to the Aegean Sea.

Continue to Miletus, a hillside city that once commanded a large port on the Maeander River, sending ships around the Mediterranean, Black Sea, and Sea of Marmara. Learn about the powerful Ionian Confederation’s role in the ancient world, and about the early Greek coins that were minted in Miletus.

Make a final stop at Didyma, a seaside village whose oracle became an important figure in the ancient Mediterranean. Explore superb architecture from the Greco-Roman period and the ruined Temple of Apollo, where a stone medusa’s head, rows of white columns, and a great stepped base command impressive views of the site. Finish the day with drop-off at your hotel. This tour includes a buffet lunch, all entrance fees, and transport.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Temple of Apollo
Didyma was famous throughout the ancient world as the place where a colossal Temple of Apollo stood, and the oracle revealed the future. The Word meant ‘the twins’ and the place was the meeting place of Zeus and Leto, to have their twins Apollo and Artemis. In its heyday, Didyma was not a city, but a place of worship, connected with Miletus by the so-called Sacred Way. This road was used by the pilgrims who arrived at Didyma, seeking answers to nagging questions. The first temple in Didyma was built by the ancient Greeks in the late 8th century BCE. Today, the remains of the archaic temple are located under Hellenistic construction.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
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Miletus
Miletos was one of the cities in Ionian League; challenging the power of Ephesus. Today, the crowds of sightseers from all over the world rub shoulders in Ephesus, leaving the pleasure of discovering the secrets of Miletus to small groups of curious visitors who manage to reach this site.According to legend which has three versions, the city is believed to be founded by a hero named Miletos. The area was a place for settlement even in Neollithic period (3500-3000 BC). In Hittite documents, the area was named as Millawanda. Before 500 BC, Miletus was the greatest Greek city in the east. It was the natural outlet for products from the interior of Anatolia; and the city was distinguished for its literary and scientific-philosophical figures, among them are Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes, and Hecataeus. Inour Miletos tour, we'll be seeing Theater, Byzantine Fortress, Harbour Monuments, Delphinium, South Agora, Baths of Faustina, Mosque of Ilyas Bey, and Caravansaray.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Apasas travel

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  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Priene, Miletus, and Didyma Day Tour from Kusadasi?
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This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

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Mini bus turns up at the Hotel with...
Andrew W
, Apr 2017
Mini bus turns up at the Hotel with driver and extremely knowledgeable English speaking guide and went ahead in spite of there only being just the two of us. Quite a magical experience. Would certainly recommend this tour.
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Product code: 19104P3

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