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Address: | Mt. Mykale, near the Maeander River, Gullubahce, Turkey

Once an ancient city of Ionia, Prine, with its well-preserved remains of...

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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Priene Miletus Didyma Tour with Private Guide
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Private Tour to Priene, Miletus and Didyma
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Priene Miletus Didyma Day Tour From Kusadasi

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A long uphill walk but worth the view

We enjoyed our walk up the hill to the site, the weather was good which helped. The site is very nice and great for nature loeres too. Hope to go again some day.

Reviewed 2 September 2014
Kusadasi, Turkey
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Kusadasi, Turkey
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

We enjoyed our walk up the hill to the site, the weather was good which helped. The site is very nice and great for nature loeres too. Hope to go again some day.

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Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

We took a trip to old city of Efes while on holidays with kids. I was amazed, such an interesting historical place under the sky. Everything is steeped in history, antiquity and history. I just wished I can go there without kids (as they were not so impressed as I was)) and in less hot weather. Go there alone without... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2014

If you like this sort of thing go here far better and cheaper than ephesus stunning, I mean stunning location

1 Thank Renate T
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Priene is the smallest of the Ionian cities but set amongst pine trees and an hour from Ephesus it is a total joy to explore. We walked beside the massive town walls, down the same street that Alexander walked, through the Agora, sat on the Priests carved stone chairs in the Theatre, admired the inscriptions in the Temple and found... More 

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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2014

The amphitheatre thrones blew me away!! And the old temple, which now looks like a column graveyard, was spectacular. Some of the architectural preservation was amazing :) Well worth the couple of quid to get in, but expect a bit of a steep walk to get up there. Just wish there was a bit more information around about the place

1 Thank Stacy M
Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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4 reviews
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Our tour of Kusadasi was excellent a must if anyone wishes to visit Turkey. There are many things to see in this small city. The temple of Artemis is a must to see and a guide is recommended as it is impossible for a first time visitor to know about all the artifacts and there meanings without an experience tour... More 

Thank Roland P
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Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

A fantastic visit awesome, site take your time getting to it though quite a hilly incline also the carvings on the stones well preserved the amphitheatre is wonderful too the marble VIP seats well preserves and have some really intricate carvings too.

Thank Jonty13
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

one nice picture on the top of the hill, otherwise a big heap of stones. recommended as part of a daytrip, not for its own sake

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Alexander the Great made Priene his home base as he laid siege to nearby Miletus. This ancient Greek City has a majestic view of the plains below - it was oceanfront at the time of Alexander but has now silted up. Very few visitors will interrupt your enjoyment of the Temple, theater and ruins. Photo opportunities abound. Bring a good... More 

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

We really enjoyed our trip to Priene. It was easy to find and although there is a fair bit of climbing involved my kids (12,7 and 5) loved it. If we were to return we would definitely bring a picnic and get the most out of the trip. I think it cost 10 Turkish lira for adults and the kids... More 

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