Our great daily Antalya Tour from Istanbul offers you a wonderful opportunity to explore and enjoy the ancient sites and cities of Perge and Aspendos, while being amazed by the natural beauty of Side and the waterfalls of Kurşunlu and Manavgat. Our Perge, Aspendos and Side tour is full of history, nature and beauty, don’t miss this chance of exploring beautiful Antalya.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul early morning and transferred to the airport for your flight to Antalya. Our professional crew will welcome you at the airport then we will start our Travel in Turkey Antalya tour by visiting Perge with the sights of the Stadium, Roman Gate, Nymphaeum, Roman Baths, Hellenistic Gate, Colonnaded Main Street and Agora. After having lunch, we’ll visit Kurşunlu or Manavgat Waterfalls. Next, we’ll visit Aspendos which is famous for its perfectly preserved theatre. After some free shopping time in a place with traditional Turkish handicrafts, we will visit Side for about an hour and a half, then it will be time to take you back to the airport, return to Istanbul, and drop you back to your hotels.
Perge: Perge is said to have been founded circa 1000 BC, though settlements may well have existed here even earlier than that. It is an impressive ancient city with archaeological features such as the wonderful colonnaded main streets, Roman Gate, Roman Baths, Hellenistic Gate, Agora, and the impressive 2nd century AD Nymphaeum. Especially, the Roman Stadium is one of the best-preserved examples of the ancient world, which had an original capacity of around 12,000 spectators. Perge Ancient City is a must-see for historians and photographers.
Aspendos: Although not much remains of the ancient city, it still has the best- preserved example of a Roman theatre of antiquity, the theatre of Aspendos alone makes the trip worthwhile. The theatre is still used today and hosts the annual International Opera and Ballet festival, with the participation of opera and ballet companies from around the world, and an audience of about 10,000. This would obviously be a good time to visit the theatre, but it’s an awesome sight even without the show.
Side: Side is one of the best-known classical sites in Turkey. Its name means pomegranate in the ancient language. The ancient city is situated on a small peninsula about 1 km long and 400 m wide. You can stroll along the charming beach, visit its antique theatre, harbour or archaeological museum. There are plenty of opportunities for shopping in the traditional Turkish sales booths.
Before being taken back to the office, you will visit Manavgat Waterfall, where you can experience the white, foaming water flowing powerfully over the rocks, the beautiful scenery and shady tea gardens. After that you will be transferred to the airport for your return journey to Istanbul.
End of our Travel in Turkey Antalya tour, transfer to the airport for your evening flight back to Istanbul, and transfer to your hotel.
Antalya Day Trip From Istanbul (By Flight)