Perge

Dating back 3000 years, Perge's ruins are remarkably intact.
Dating back 3000 years, Perge's ruins are remarkably intact.

This ancient Greek city is just fifteen kilometres east of Antalya, on the coastal plain. It's certainly worth a day trip to see the incredible acropolis that dates back to the Bronze Age.

Perge was founded around 1000 BC, its founders building it 20 kilometres from the sea to avoid the pirates who roamed the coastline. During the Hellenistic era, Perge was one of the ancient world's wealthiest and most beautiful cities, famed for its temple of Artemis and as the home of Greek mathematician Apollonius of Perga.

The ruins that you can see today date back to the time of Roman rule, which began in 188 BC. Check out the theatre, the temple of Artemis and the two churches.

Locals will tell you that Perge is the birthplace of beer, allegedly discovered by accident. However, recent finds suggest the Egyptians had the historical edge. Perge was also visited by Saint Paul the Apostle, who visited twice with Saint Barnabus during their first missionary journey.




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