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Address: | Mt. Mykale, near the Maeander River, Gullubahce, Turkey
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Once an ancient city of Ionia, Prine, with its well-preserved remains of...

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.

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A Small Syphatetic Ancient City

Located at the base of an escarpment, it is one of the most syphatetic ancient Greek city I have ever been to. It is really hard to believe that it was an important port in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2014
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2014

Located at the base of an escarpment, it is one of the most syphatetic ancient Greek city I have ever been to. It is really hard to believe that it was an important port in the ancient times since you don't even have a sea view at the moment. Being covered with the trees makes it a mysterious city.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

An awe inspiring place with oodles of history :) very nicely preserved with plenty too see. Very reasonable price for entry unlike other archeological sites and also fairly quiet which creates a nice ambience.

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switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014

These sites are great! Given that it's probably a little off the map for most tourists and lesser known than e.g. Ephesus or Troy, we had the entire archaeological are for ourselves (almost - there were maybe another 8-10 visitors). This makes a huge difference in the experience, you can really soak up the atmosphere without the noisy hoards of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014

We visited Priene on a one day trip as part of the 3 important ancient sites - Priene, Miletus and Didima. We went by our car but there are also organized tours offered by local travel agencies in Kusadasi. If you go by your car from Kusadasi keep the road to Soke, then to Gullubahce. From then on you'll find... More 

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Meath
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2014

This was a journey that we decided to do via the local dolmus service, very low cost and friendly. The place is well worth a visit, there is the worlds oldest graffiti written in ancient Greek! a very well preserved theatre, and gives a better picture of the grandeur that would have been at Ephesus.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2014

Visited with another couple and this was our favorite ancient site near Selcuk, even over Ephesus. I strongly recommend going, but you will need to do research in advance or have a guide. Good: - It's not crowded! This gives it an air of peace and tranquility, and greatly enhanced our impressions of the place - The layout is such... More 

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Brasov, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2014

Another ancient archeological site where we felt like it was booked only for us. Apart from the lack of any brochure or map of the site, the ruins are amazing and the location, on a pretty steep hill, is uncomparable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014

Still in excavation stage for the most part, but it was a great place to visit. The theater and Athena`s temple were the most impressing parts as of 2014

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Cayman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2014

Priene can be easily done on the same day as Milletus and Didyme. Bring water and/or ayran with you as up there, it's hot and there's nothing for sale. In the village though, there are locals selling various beverages. If you have more time during that day, you may want to take a look to the Bafa Golu, a natural... More 

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Kusadasi, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

We enjoyed our walk up the hill to the site, the weather was good which helped. The site is very nice and great for nature loeres too. Hope to go again some day.

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