Private Tour: Laodicea And Aphrodisias Day Trip From Kusadasi

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8am Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Your Kusadasi Hotel
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Be transported back to ancient times on this enthralling full-day private tour to Laodicea and Aphrodisias from Kusadasi. Leave the 21st-century behind to walk the pillar-lined streets of Laodicea, once an important commercial city. After an included lunch, explore the stunning remains of Greco-Roman Aphrodisias, named after the goddess Aphrodite. Admire its temples, gateway, baths and well-preserved stadium, and visit its museum to see the city's famous marble statues. With an expert guide to bring both sites alive, the tour has history buffs inscribed all over it.

Highlights

  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

Start your experience on this private tour with a pickup at your centrally located Kusadasi hotel. Board your air-conditioned coach and admire Turkeys picturesque countryside on route to Laodicea.
Hear engrossing facts about this ancient city on your 3.5-hour journey, including how it was once the jewel of the Lycus River valley. Known in early times as Diospolis, the city was named Laodicea ad Lyceum around the 2nd century BC, and, under Roman rule, became a hugely important trading center in Asia Minor.

Enjoy a fascinating tour of the ruins, many of them the monuments that once attested to the citys power and prosperity. Amble along colonnaded streets, and see baths, theaters and the stadium, where an underground passage used by chariots and horses still stands.

Afterward, continue to Aphrodisias, about 1.5 hours away. On arrival, enjoy an included lunch at a local restaurant (see the Itinerary for a sample menu). Then, explore the remains of this Ancient Greek city that was dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of Love, and famed for its school of sculpture due to its nearby marble quarries.

As you walk, hear about the citys golden age, when pilgrims flocked to its temple to Aphrodite. See the temple remains, the 2nd-century Roman gate and the marble theater, and tread in the footsteps of long-ago spectators at the stadium, one of the best preserved of its kind in the Mediterranean. Then, visit the on-site museum to see some of the citys famed marble statues.

Following your visit, relax on your drive back Kusadasi, where your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.

Itinerary:

Sample Menu:
First course (choice of one):
  • Lentil soup
  • Menemen (scrambled eggs, with tomato, onions and peppers)
Second course (choice of one; each dish served with salad or vegetables):
  • Grilled chicken
  • Lamb meatballs
  • Trout
  • Baked mushroom and rice

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

It is highly recommended to wear comfortable clothes and shoes

Please note: the order of the activities as described above may be subject to change on the day of the tour

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