Perge, Aspendos and Side: Travel back in time to the days of togas and chariots at these two ancient sites. First on the history hit-list is the classical city of Perge. This once bustling Roman port was founded around 1300 BC and the first stop for St. Paul on his missionary journeys around the Mediterranean. Take a guided tour, stepping through the triumphal Roman gate to admire the ruined temples, marketplace and fountains.
Leaving Perge behind, it’s then on to Aspendos to see the one of the world’s best-preserved Roman theatres. Built into a steep hillside and big enough for 15,000 spectators, its perfect acoustics mean that it’s still used for operas and concerts today. Side is a definitely a place you should have seen. Visit the Temple of Apollo, Sides’ famous showpiece then walk round the scattered ruins, visit the ancient theatre or the museum and take some great photos.