Ancient Cities Of Antalya

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Ancient Cities Of Antalya

The tale goes that the king of Pergamon, Attalos, commanded his soldiers to find the most beautiful place on earth and his soldiers found that place. He fell in love with it and turned it into a big port city. Once known as Attalos is now called Antalya. Buy a cheap flight ticket to Antalya Turkey from Roboair and see Attalos’ beauty.
Olympos Ancient City 
This city is also known as the City of Gods. The exact dates of its origins are still unknown but is predicted to be found in the 3rd century BC and is known to be a Lycian-Roman city. There are many remains from different civilizations that you stumble upon as you walk the excavation site but most of the information we have on this city is from the Hellenistic and Byzantine eras. The ruins of the Ancient City are in the national park that also has a beautiful beach. Don’t forget to take a dip at the beach, the crystal clear aqua water here is a must-experience. 
Patara Ancient City
Patara was once the capital of the Lycian Civilization and its primary seaport. It is a coastal town that has been an important port for civilizations for centuries. It is believed that Patara was founded by Patarus, Apollo’s son. It is the first city to ever have a parliament building. The city also has great ecological value, Caretta Caretta turtles have been laying eggs on its shores for thousands of years. This is also where St.Nicholas, Santa Claus, was born. 
Perge Ancient City
Perge was an ancient Greek city known for its rich soil and strategic location, between two rivers. They were very grateful of their water supplies and had a big statue dedicated to Okeanos, the river god. The people of Perge were very dedicated to Artemis, the goddess of hunting, nature, and chastity, therefore they built the famous Artemis temple. Perge coins have Artemis and her temple imprinted on them. 
Aspendos Ancient City
Aspendos, 25 miles east of Antalya, was once an ancient Greco-Roman city and it was actually one of the first cities that made its own currency. The Aspendos Theater is the most important artifact to see here. It is still active and hosts the International Opera and Ballet Festival every year since 1994. Sitting at the seats of an ancient theater and experiencing the acoustics is truly a unique and memorable escapade. The second most important sight to see is the Aqueducts. The aqueducts of Aspendos carry water from the surrounding hills and the mountains. It allows you to get a glimpse of ancient engineering and architecture. 
Antalya Archeology Museum
If you don’t have time to see all the cities the museum has excavations from all the ancient cities surrounding the region. The findings in the museum date back to the Paleolithic Age and there are new findings excavated in this region every year.