Aspendos, Manavgat Waterfalls, Side Trip From Alanya
Get ready for a fascinating journey into the past. Discover the ancient city of Side, an impressive archaeological site containing a wealth of ancient ruins. Visit the amphitheatre in Aspendos, one of the best preserved examples of Roman theatre architecture in the world. And have a break in the green environment while visiting Manavgat Waterfalls Natural Park. Enjoy fresh pine scent, cool atmosphere and spectacular waterfalls.
Start your journey into history with a visit to the ancient city of Aspendos. It is situated 85 km west of Antalya on the banks of Köprüçay River (ancient name Euromydon). Aspendos was one of the most important cities in Pamphylia, its cultural and economic centre. Now it is a very popular tourist sight famous for the Roman amphitheatre built in 155 AD by the architect Zenon during the reign of Marcus Aurelius. The theatre of Aspendos is one of the best preserved examples of Roman theatre architecture in the world. Walk up steps of the theatre’s tiered seating area, admire all the beauty of its galleries and stage decorations.
We will have lunch at the restaurant beside the Aspendos Köprüçay river and it is included in the price of the tour.
After lunch we explore the ancient ruins of Side. This spectacular city is situated on a peninsula about 1 km long and 400 m across. Side is a city with a long and rich past, as testified by the numerous ruins from the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine eras. What can be seen while walking through the ancient city: nymphaeum (fountain), remains of city walls, agora, amphitheatre, colonnaded streets with many of the marble columns, city gates, ruins of the Roman bath, basilica and three temples. The most spectacular sight is a temple of Apollo, situated in the old harbour of Side. Definitely walk down there to enjoy the ancient columns and stunning views over the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean sea.
Manavgat Waterfalls Tour:
On the way back to Alanya we visit the famous Manavgat Waterfall. It is situated 40 km from Alanya. The width of the waterfall is about 40 m. Although it falls from a low height (about 3 meters), the white foaming water of the Manavgat Waterfall flows powerfully over the rocks. Shady tea gardens, fish restaurant, cafeteria and souvenir shops near the waterfall make it a great resting spot. This is a place of exceptional beauty, green nature and clean air.
This is one tour where your camera is essential!
We have free pick up services for Aspendos, Manavgat Waterfalls, Side Trip From Alanya : Mahmutlar, Kestel, Tosmur, Oba, Alanya, Konakli, Avsallar, Incekum and Okurcalar. Pick up time from your hotel will be sent you by e-mail or by sms(whatsapp or viber).
Full day with historical and cultural highlights sites Side, Aspendos, Manavgat Waterfalls !
Once upon a time there lived great civilizations in this region of the world. They have built incredibly beautiful sites and created an incredibly beautiful culture. They created magnificent artifacts as seen from the buildings that were partially collapsed or scattered. When watching these beauties in great astonishment, we ask the following question: how did they do it? Not for this question, but we are waiting for you to see all these beauties. Do not Miss!
During the summer months Alanya is very hot and humid. It is a good idea to have a bottle of water with you at all times.