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Aspendos Side and Manavgat Tour from Alanya

On this full-day guided tour from Alanya, visit two big ancient cities. Tour the Amphitheater in Aspendos, one of the world's most well-preserved Roman theatre instances. Take a walk through the colonnaded streets and the former harbor in the ancient ruins.

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Begin your history trip by visiting Aspendos, the ancient city. It is situated on the banks of the River Köprüçay 50 km east of Antalya (former Euromydon name). Aspendos, its cultural and economic hub, was one of the most important cities in Pamphylia. Currently, the Roman amphitheatre designed by the builder Zenon under Marcus Aurelius ' rule in A.D. in 155 was a very popular tourist spot. The Aspendos Theatre is one of the world's best-preserved theatre examples. Go up and enjoy the elegance of their galleries and decorate the stage in the tiered sitting areas. The amphitheatre is still in use for major cultural events and festivals, with a capacity of up to 15 000 spectators. The Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival takes place each season. On the scene of ancient theatre between May and November, the world-famous Turkish dance group Fire of Anatolia presents a new program called Aspendos Efsanesi (the legend of Aspendos). Don't miss the chance to visit this majestic amphitheatre and enjoy the beauty and unquestioning historical value there. 

Visit the old Side ruins until lunch. This beautiful town sits on a peninsula roughly 1 km long and 400 m tall. The Side is a town with a long and rich history and the various Hellenist, Roman and Byzantine sites bear testimony. The remnants of city walls, agora and an amphitheatre; the collonaded roads with many of the marble-columns; the city gates; the Roman Baths ruins; basilica and three temples are visible while moving along the ancient site. A temple to Apollo in the old harbour of Side is the stunning vision. Walk down there certainly to admire the old pillars and spectacular views of the harbour. Visit the popular Manavgat Waterfall on the way back to Alanya. It is 40 km from the town of Alanya.

The waterfall is roughly 40 meters wide. Even if it falls from a low height (about 3 meters), the white stream water flows heavily over rocks from the Manavgat Waterfall. A wide place to rest is sunny tea gardens, a fish restaurant a cafetería and souvenir shops near the waterfall. This is a region of excellent elegance, abundant environment and clean air. You can also visit a city Manavgat (after Antalya and Alanya, the third-largest city in Antalya) and the mosque there (one of the biggest on Turkey's Mediterranean side, with 4 minarets and stunning decorations). The tour also brings you to Manavgat.


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Lunch


  • Drinks 
  • Gratuities and personal expenses
  • Entrance fees

Additional info

  • Be sure to wear comfortable flat shoes. 
  • Do not forget to bring your camera.
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