Perge Ancient City

Perge Ancient City is located in Aksu district, 17 kilometers east of Antalya city center. Believed to exist in the Hittite Period and known as "Parha", the city became one of the most organized cities of Anatolia in the Roman Period.

The main street of Perge city plan consists of two main streets, one extending in the east-west direction and the other in the north-south direction. The theater with a capacity of 15 thousand people has been well preserved.

The elaborately decorated two-story stage building M.S. It was built in the 2nd century. The artifacts found here are constantly exhibited in the "Perge Theater Hall" at the Antalya Museum.

The perfection of these sculptures reflects the unique style of Perge sculpting very well. The basic structure of the ancient city of Perge another stadium is one of Turkey's best-preserved stadium. In the north of the theater, BC. Built in the 2nd century, the stadium has a capacity of approximately 12 thousand spectators.

Other social and cultural buildings that reflect the city's ancient grandeur include a rectangular agora, high towers, monumental fountains, baths and colonnaded streets. Perge is also important to Christianity. Saint Paul, one of the most important figures of Christianity, reached Perge over the Aksu River during his missionary trips. Because it is written in the Bible, the city and stream are considered as one of the holy places of Christianity.