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Priene Antik Kenti

Soke/aydIn | Güllübahçe mahallesi, Gullubahce, Turkey
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Once an ancient city of Ionia, Prine, with its well-preserved remains of the Temple of Athena, theater, gymnasium and many excavated houses, form one of the best examples of the grid type of town-planning.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
1 week ago
“Amazing place”
3 May 2017
“Very fine Ionian city”
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Soke/aydIn | Güllübahçe mahallesi, Gullubahce, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing place a bit off the usual tourist attractions. Firstly you have to be a bit interested in archeology and reasonable fit! There are some quite steep uneven paths and the whole site is somewhat under developed . There is a small...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Like Miletus, Priene was laid out on a grid-iron plan, still much in evidence as one walks around the site today, and the best surviving such example. The two principle buildings which survive are the theatre and the Temple of Athena, both built in the...More

Thank Rod F
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Priene is a small city but again off the busy tourist route. There are lots of buildings and ruins and it is worth a visit.

Thank rendomorph
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We visited Priene during the off season and had the ruins all to ourselves. We loved the scenery at Priene. In contrast to the other ruins we have been to in Turkey, Priene's setting in a forest at the foot of a mountain was extremely...More

Thank lkraso01
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Takes around 40 minutes to drive there.Better rent a car, as it is pretty remote and no local transportation available from Didim.Entrance fee is 10 Turkish liras.There are toilets by the entrance,but not clean and doors do not close properly -we used the toilet of...More

Thank evavaughan2016
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Priene was the last stop on our private tour of Priene, Miletus, and Didyma. It was a terribly hot day of 100 degrees F., but we were determined to visit the site even though it was a tough walk uphill over cobblestones in complete disarray,...More

Thank sandyfeets2
Reviewed 29 August 2016

for me it's the most beautiful ancient city in aegean region of Turkey in Söke. The city has been established in Roman Age.

Thank DGSA1968
Reviewed 23 June 2016

it is around half an hour away by driving from Didim by car and located on the side of the hill.no audio is available but it is fun to find the structures by following the map. the view from the hill is fabulous. the structures...More

Thank Alper U
Reviewed 13 June 2016

If you are in Selcuk / Ephesus and have a car, it's well worth driving less than an hour southwest to see Priene, one of the Ionian League of cities that reached its apogee in the 4th century BC. It sits on an escarpment approximately...More

Thank Abbotsbury92
Reviewed 18 May 2016

When visited this place we were stunning. Excellent location, well preserved buildings/temples/... Obviously not well known but if You are somewhere close do go there and visit!!

Thank krik78
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Hello, sorry to bother you. You mention the steep climb to get there. Is it really bad? Only me, my mother and aunt, who both are in their 70's now and a bit dodgy on their feet, were planning a day out to here in July. Would you recommend 2 over 70's woman with arthritis etc to do this trip, they are not disabled as such, both use walking sticks. Any advice, thanks.
7 April 2015|
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Response from Textiletourist | Reviewed this property |
I would only add to the above advice to wear good walking shoes as the marble steps in Priene can be slippery and uneven in places. A whole day in Priene seems overkill however. We did Priene, Miletus & Didyma easily in... More
Having been to both Ephesus and the tour of Priene, Miletus and Doganbey Village, which would you recommend for first timers to Kudasi?
4 January 2015|
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Response from JDD1956 | Reviewed this property |
This is a tough one to reply to as both tours have their unique features. Ephesus is the big tourist destination due to easy access from ships & Izmir. I think I got more out of Priene & Miletus, due to the different... More