Perge Ancient City
Perge Ancient City
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
The historical site of Perge, 18 kilometers east of Turkey, holds the vast remains of what was once the most propserous city of the ancient world. Enter by passing through the arch of the Roman Gate to be greeted by an amphitheater, the Hellenistic Gate (quite well preserved) and richly decorated remains of the city wall and much more.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • James
    Newbury, United Kingdom24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic site that would be massively famous in a more heavily populated area
    Extraordinary ancient city in (comparatively) superb condition. The theatre, stadium, and main bath houses in particular are in great shape and would be huge attractions in northern europe (where we get exicted about visible foundations of Roman buildings let alone almost intact theatres). Great sense of scale overall with the roads extending in various directions, and overall a beautiful and evocative site with very few other visitors when we went. We even saw 3 wild tortoises, quite big so presumably quite old. Well recommended.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 9 May 2023
  • Alyssa B
    Chino Hills, California12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was okay
    It was beautiful in a sense that you get to see ruins and most of it is well preserved but it wasn’t too life changing. For me the highlight was the theater. But overall I don’t think it was too worth it because it was the same scenery everywhere you went and I think there’s other cities with better views. Although if this is the only place you’ll be visiting then I think it will be a good activity to do.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 September 2023
  • John M
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A truly great experience!
    We took an all-day tour to Perge, the Aspendos Ancient theatre and a couple other sites this week. Quality time time with our small, diverse group (11) of people and our guide, Mamum was spent in each location. The history of these places and the visible excavations are amazing. Perge, and the Aspendos Ancient theatre are truly “must see” places for any history buff. A very special attribute of this tour was our guide. His extensive knowledge, attention to dialogue with the group, and delightful sense of humor enormously contributed to our experience. In addition, the lunch included with the tour was unexpectedly good! These tour lunches are usually low-budget buffet type arrangements but in this case individual orders were taken and the meals individually prepared. Very good!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 November 2023
  • Wood77
    Los Angeles, California1,963 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Takes around three hours to see Perge ruins
    Perge history dates back to the time of Alexander the Great. Also Apostle Paul has stopped in this area to preach. The Agora stood the test of time well. The fitted rocks on the cove domes were held up just by their weight. The colonnaded street columns have been refurbished with modern materials. The Roman Bath section has changing room, cold, warm and hot rooms. Some of the rooms have cubicles for wood fires to heat the water. Some rooms you can still see the original mosaic tiles. Written description about the architecture are on mounted placards.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 December 2023
  • Marvin G
    Ogdensburg, New York1,170 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perge is an ancient Roman city located near Antalya, Turkey
    Ruins at Perge, Turkey contain a huge ampitheatre that held over 12,000 people. These are photos of entrance gate, columns and roof line. Roman arches underpin the ampitheatre and stadium. There are also Roman baths on the site.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 December 2023
  • Miriam F
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day with family on the bus from Side
    Great site with plenty to see. Fantastic stadium and amphitheatre. Got there on the bus from Side. Very straightforward, Change at Madgvat bus station. Cost 260 ly. Its about 20 min walk from the drop off point. Definitely recommended.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 April 2024
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Miriam F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Great site with plenty to see. Fantastic stadium and amphitheatre. Got there on the bus from Side. Very straightforward, Change at Madgvat bus station. Cost 260 ly. Its about 20 min walk from the drop off point. Definitely recommended.
Written 13 April 2024
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Voyager532459
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We didn't see anything special. The ruins of ancient buildings. Might be interesting for archeologists.
Written 25 December 2023
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Marvin G
Ogdensburg, NY1 170 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Ruins at Perge, Turkey contain a huge ampitheatre that held over 12,000 people. These are photos of entrance gate, columns and roof line. Roman arches underpin the ampitheatre and stadium. There are also Roman baths on the site.
Written 21 December 2023
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Wood77
Los Angeles, CA1 963 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Perge history dates back to the time of Alexander the Great. Also Apostle Paul has stopped in this area to preach. The Agora stood the test of time well. The fitted rocks on the cove domes were held up just by their weight. The colonnaded street columns have been refurbished with modern materials. The Roman Bath section has changing room, cold, warm and hot rooms. Some of the rooms have cubicles for wood fires to heat the water. Some rooms you can still see the original mosaic tiles. Written description about the architecture are on mounted placards.
Written 14 December 2023
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John M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We took an all-day tour to Perge, the Aspendos Ancient theatre and a couple other sites this week. Quality time time with our small, diverse group (11) of people and our guide, Mamum was spent in each location. The history of these places and the visible excavations are amazing. Perge, and the Aspendos Ancient theatre are truly “must see” places for any history buff.

A very special attribute of this tour was our guide. His extensive knowledge, attention to dialogue with the group, and delightful sense of humor enormously contributed to our experience.

In addition, the lunch included with the tour was unexpectedly good! These tour lunches are usually low-budget buffet type arrangements but in this case individual orders were taken and the meals individually prepared. Very good!
Written 30 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

GandT99
United Kingdom16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Fantastic visit , our second, with so much to see and new bits being uncovered . It was more expensive than stated but still good value.
Written 15 November 2023
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tinkle_24
Northampton, UK1 771 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Guess after some time, we may have had enough of ancient ruins. Perge is not a lot different and not very special except it was the home of Greek mathematician, Apollonius. However it is famous for its temple of Artemis.
Written 15 October 2023
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Alyssa B
Chino Hills, CA12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
It was beautiful in a sense that you get to see ruins and most of it is well preserved but it wasn’t too life changing. For me the highlight was the theater. But overall I don’t think it was too worth it because it was the same scenery everywhere you went and I think there’s other cities with better views. Although if this is the only place you’ll be visiting then I think it will be a good activity to do.
Written 26 September 2023
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Natt
London, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
Beautiful place to walk around, was there in mid day and didn’t really come across anyone else which was perfect as i could take my time exploring through all the ruins and imagining what it would of been like back then. Paid 100 lira to get in so was worth its money.
Written 7 September 2023
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Nic
Melbourne, Australia507 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Very interesting place to visit, be sure to have a guide so you know what is what. I would say it's worth doing as part of a trip to Aspendos too and not just on its own. Was bigger than expected.
Written 24 July 2023
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