The ancient city of Perge is located within the boundaries of Aksu region of Antalya Province and it is one of the rare cities that have survived in quite good condition. The magnificent sculpture works of Perge, one of the most important cities of the Pamphylia region, are exhibited in the Antalya Museum. The ancient city of Perge dates back to the year 5000 BC. In the ancient city of Perge, which has a mixed culture, it has dominated many civilizations such as Persians, Lydians, Helens, Macedonians and Romans throughout history. During the Roman period, intense reconstruction activities have been effective at Perge, where peace, pleasant and wealth were found. Most of the remains seen today belong to the Romans.
The Roman gate, located at the southern entrance of the city, was built to protect the city from attacks during the Romans era in the late 3rd century A.D. This is the entrance to the ancient city of Perge through the Roman gate. The vast area behind the door is named after the ruler of the period Septimius Severus. On the right side of the Septimius Severus Square, there is the Agora part ahead. The function of the round section in the middle of this rectangular structure used as a market place in antiquity is not yet fully understood. The edges of the rectangular structure are also one side of the Agora, and the other side is the shops that overlook the streets in the back. On the other side of the Septimius Severus Square there is a Hellenistic gate. The Greeks were built in time to protect the city from attacks. One of the city’s best preserved buildings, the southern Bath, attracts attention with its size and monumental compared to its similarity in the Pamphylia region. It is a hamam (spa) complex with special areas devoted to different functions such as dressing (apodyterium), cold Bath (frigidarium), warm bath (tepidarium), hot Bath (caldarium), body movements (Palaestra). The heating system under some sections is still visible.
As move forward, you will walk through a long road with double-sided columns and see the right Acropolis fountain in the end of the city. The water flowing from the fountain goes up to the Hellenistic tower with an open channel separating the city into two. A statue of the river god Kestros can be seen in the middle of the fountain. The ancient city of Perge adores you with its well-preserved ruins, spectacular sculptors and extraordinary looking columns. The entrance fee of the ancient city of Perge is 25 TL per person. The ancient city of Perge can be visited from 8 a.m. till 7 p.m. in summer. If prices change, our page will be updated soon. As of the beginning of 2019, we will create separate videos for each destination on our YouTube account. If you subscribe to our channel, you will not miss our videos. In addition, we will soon share photos from our Pinterest and Facebook accounts. If you have any information you would like to add to the contents of this page, please contact us. Thank you in advance.