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Address: | Mt. Mykale, near the Maeander River, Gullubahce, Turkey

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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Takes around 40 minutes to drive there.Better rent a car, as it is pretty remote and no local transportation available from Didim.Entrance fee is 10 Turkish liras.There are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Takes around 40 minutes to drive there.Better rent a car, as it is pretty remote and no local transportation available from Didim.Entrance fee is 10 Turkish liras.There are toilets by the entrance,but not clean and doors do not close properly -we used the toilet of a cafe, down in the village- Take water with you, because there are no shops... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Priene was the last stop on our private tour of Priene, Miletus, and Didyma. It was a terribly hot day of 100 degrees F., but we were determined to visit the site even though it was a tough walk uphill over cobblestones in complete disarray, and we had to stop often to drink water and rest before continuing. The view... More 

Thank sandyfeets2
Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

for me it's the most beautiful ancient city in aegean region of Turkey in Söke. The city has been established in Roman Age.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

it is around half an hour away by driving from Didim by car and located on the side of the hill.no audio is available but it is fun to find the structures by following the map. the view from the hill is fabulous. the structures are very well protected. honestly it is worth to see this place.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

If you are in Selcuk / Ephesus and have a car, it's well worth driving less than an hour southwest to see Priene, one of the Ionian League of cities that reached its apogee in the 4th century BC. It sits on an escarpment approximately 1,200 feet above the plain formed by the delta of the River Menderes (Meander). The... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

When visited this place we were stunning. Excellent location, well preserved buildings/temples/... Obviously not well known but if You are somewhere close do go there and visit!!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

This area of Turkey is awash weight Roman ruins, with Ephesus just up the road. This sight in terms of location and size is impressive, however this place hasn't been excavated and rebuilt like the other sights. This is more a large jumble of rocks and pillars etc. 10 lira entry. If passing, worth a visit.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

This site doesn't have nearly the number of standing walls as some of the other sites in the country but the site covers many acres of beautiful wooded hillside with an impressive rock face backing the ruins. It is worth a morning or afternoon just to casually wander through the many marble graveyards with few or no other visitors to... More 

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Mugla, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Located on the edge of the mountain, up above the valley, it's one of the first (of even the first) ancient city that was built of terraces on a mountain with a geometrically accurate plan of streets and roads. Even though there are not to much left of it (mostly lower parts of walls and buildings), it's quite a big... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

When you walk through the quiet ruins of this ancient Greek city you really get the feeling of the magnificent city it must have been. It sits high on the mountain with lovely views over the valley. When we visited there were about three other people and this makes it easy to explore and just take your time to discover... More 

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