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Aspendos

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Antalya Serik
Ancient amphitheater


It was established on a plain at the western shore of one of the most important rivers of Pamphylia -  Eurymedon (Köprüçay). The Persian subjugation of Anatolia, which started in the 6th century BC and lasted until the end of the 4th century BC, began to weaken towards the middle of the 5th century BC. While the Persians wanted to withdraw their fleets from the shores of Aspendos to the mouth of the Eurymedon River a few kilometers away to regroup and stave off their decline, they were attacked by the fleet of the Delian League of Athens led by the commander Cimon. What was to become known as the Battle of Eurymedon proved to be a decisive defeat for the Persians. They would also lose the land battle outside Aspendos where they had taken refuge. Alexander the Great proceeded to Pamphylia through Lycia reaching Perge, whose loyalty he had already gained and later Aspendos. According to some scholars, the etymology of the name ‘Aspendos’ is linked to the word ‘horse breeding.’ According to sources, Alexander demanded as tribute from the city silver coins and horses.
Followed by the domination of Hellenistic kingdoms, Aspendos and its surroundings came under the rule of the Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks and Ottomans...
The famous Aspendos Theatre, which is one of the most visited historical sites in Anatolia, was built by the local architect Zenon and is considered to be one of the best preserved theatres in the world. The theatre lies on the eastern slope of the hill where the city was established, is used for cultural events today as it was in the past. The nearby shopping centres, rafting activities on the River and other sporting opportunities make Aspendos and surroundings one of the most preferred places to visit.

 

Price: €70 per person
NB:    discount for groups up 4 persons


 


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