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Aphrodisias and its ancient ruins tour

Aphrodisias is a remarkable and vast site, which is mostly un-excavated. Its ruins are to be found amid the natural landscape, springing up from the greenery or half-buried in the dust, much as it would have been to the original team who discovered the city.

At the entrance/exit to the site is a superb museum that contains artifacts from Aphrodisias, displayed in a very clear manner. The reason for the excellence of the museum is that the site was excavated by a Turkish archaeologist — seemingly a rarity among the main Turkish sites — so the highlights have not been removed to the country of the archaeologist's origin. You will probably visit the museum on your way out of the site, having explored the huge city's ruins first.

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Other experiences in Pamukkale

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

  • Visit to Hierapolis and Pamukkale travertines
    Pamukkale travertines

    Visit to Hierapolis and Pamukkale travertines

    Visit to Hierapolis and Pamukkale travertines

    This guided trip will take you to the limestone travertines of Pamukkale, which cascade down the hillside and to the ancient thermal spa town of Hierapolis.

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You can enjoy this activity as part of the suggested tours below, or we can weave it into a trip shaped entirely around you.