Perge (Museum card is valid.)
Working hours: April – October 08:00 – 19:00
November – March 08:00 – 17:00
How to go:
by car – drive to Aksu, follow signs and turn on Antalya – Isparta intersection and follow the way
How long does it take: around 1 hour
Perge’s vast and rubble-filled stadium, half destroyed temples and huge colonnaded agora are imbued with an atmosphere of past glory.
This was once the capital of ancient Pamphylia, which blossomed first under Greek and then Roman rule. The ruins here are not as well preserved as other tourist attractions on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, but this also means it attracts fewer crowds, leaving visitors able to explore the long colonnaded streets and half-collapsed temples in peace. The Roman baths, Hellenistic Gate and Acropolis are all particularly interesting.