Travel back in time to the Roman City of Aspendos
The rich history of Turkey can be seen through the ancient ruins that have been uncovered on sites across the island. One of the most famous in Turkey didn’t need to be unearthed, as its impeccable preservation and construction means it still stands at approx. 22 meters high. It’s said to have been built as a gift for two rich brothers during the reign of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, between 160-180 A.D.
The Roman Theatre of Aspendos is a spectacular sight to see. Climb the stairs to see the arena in all its glory; it once sat up to 7600 people around the grand stone structure. Keep going to the top and wander through the hand-carved archways for picturesque views of the Turkish countryside. Nearly 400,000 people every year visit this highly decorated monument.