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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.more
Not for anyone who has difficulty walking as it is a good hike UP to the ruins, walking up the roadway is maybe a bit easier than going up the steps but it is still a good climb, what you see at the top is...More
We read about this ancient very large historic site, from Hellenistic age, Greek instead of Roman, of its various areas, Athena temple, the church, the theatre, the squarish city planning, and its difference from other ancient sites. As it was just 112km (140km ish from...More
I am absolutely fascinated by archaeological sites, and the southwest coast of Turkey is hard to beat. This was my first visit to Priene, having already visited Ephesus, Knidos, Labranda, Temple of Apollo and Euromos. Each one has its special charm and in the case...More
Found this place as we were driving along the route to our destination. Decided to visit on a very hot day. You would have to drive upto the carpark, then walk up the ancient steps leading to the historical site. This ancient place on a...More
Unlike the roman city ruins that I saw of City of Ephesus, Hierapolis , Priene is a beautiful Greek city. It is quite well preserved. The highlight of the city is the theatre and the temple. It pillars stands our against the tall mountain cliff...More
Priene, an ancient Greek, Ionian city was captured by the Persian King Cyrus in 540 BC. It revolted a number of times until Alexander finally released it. The ruins are up a steep and long climb that I was glad we were doing this first...More
We visited Priene and Miletus as a daytrip from Kusadasi, which is just under 2 hour drive. The Priene site is sensational as a well preserved example of a Greek sea-side city (the landscape has changed considerably over the last 2,500 years and the sea...More
This is another Ancient Greek site from about 700BC that was built high on a hillside, above the fertile plain that had once been the sea. It was impressive with much still left to see, not just a jumble of old stones as we had...More
Priene, Pompeii of Ionia,
Located in the south of the modern town of Soke and next to Güllübahçe village, Priene is certainly one of the most beautiful ancient cities of Turkey. Priene is one of the best examples of Hippodamic style town planning (grid plan,...More
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I would only add to the above advice to wear good walking shoes as the marble steps in Priene can be slippery and uneven in places. A whole day in Priene seems overkill however. We did Priene, Miletus & Didyma easily in... More
I would only add to the above advice to wear good walking shoes as the marble steps in Priene can be slippery and uneven in places. A whole day in Priene seems overkill however. We did Priene, Miletus & Didyma easily in the one longish day with an excellent tour group booked in Kusadasi, Adavegas (which I've also reviewed). The guide's knowledge was extensive, there was cold water available on our bus (for sale?), the driver knew where the best loo facilities were and the stop at Didyma included a nice buffet lunch & decent break. We weren't rushed at all and I felt we had adequate time to get the most from each site. Whilst we had free time to explore and take photos, having a guide really brought each site to life. Have a wonderful time.
This is a tough one to reply to as both tours have their unique features. Ephesus is the big tourist destination due to easy access from ships & Izmir. I think I got more out of Priene & Miletus, due to the different... More
This is a tough one to reply to as both tours have their unique features. Ephesus is the big tourist destination due to easy access from ships & Izmir. I think I got more out of Priene & Miletus, due to the different settings. Priene is sensational on the side of the mountain below the impressive summit & overlooking the vast silted plain. The scale of the Temple at Miletus blows your mind plus the effort & skill of the designers & workmen.