Is it possible to play golf, visit the ancient theater and do a quad safari in the same day?
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Is it possible to play golf, visit the ancient theater and do a quad safari in the same day?

Is it possible to play golf, visit the ancient theater and do a quad safari in the same day?

Yes, it's possible. Because this is Belek.

Belek, a seaside resort in southern Turkey, is known for its uniqueness in the world.

One of the features that makes the Belek region unique in the world is that archeology enthusiasts can take a day trip to the Roman ruins at Perge and the amphitheater at Aspendos, while golf lovers have the opportunity to play at 27 excellent golf courses.

Meanwhile, the Belek region also offers nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts unique options and opportunities. Spend the day doing activities like rafting in Beşkonak or a quad or buggy safari in the rugged terrain and dense forests of the Taurus Mountains.

Belek, a seaside resort in southern Turkey, is known for its uniqueness in the world.

One of the features that makes the Belek region unique in the world is that archeology enthusiasts can take a day trip to the Roman ruins at Perge and the amphitheater at Aspendos, while golf lovers have the opportunity to play at 27 excellent golf courses in the region .

Meanwhile, the Belek region offers nature lovers unique options and opportunities. Rafting in Beşkonak offers an opportunity to spend the day with activities such as a quad or buggy safari in the rugged terrain and dense forests of the Taurus Mountains.

Historical Belek:

Belek is situated in the middle of a rich pool of water known in ancient times as Pamphylia. Pamphylia, meaning "the place where all tribes live," is an important geography that has been popular since ancient times, as the name suggests. Research conducted in Pamphylia shows that civilization in these lands dates back to the Paleolithic period.

In Belek, which is 17 km from Aspendos, 30 km from Perge and 15 km from Sillyon, the important cities of the Pamphylia region, you can encounter mysterious traces of history. Belek, the gateway to civilizations with its ancient identity, is a fascinating tourism paradise that takes place in the memories and hearts of millions of people.

Ancient city of Perge

Known as "Parha" and believed to have existed during the Hittite period, Perge was one of the most organized cities in Anatolia, particularly during the Roman period. Perge is located 18 km east of Antalya between the Düden and Aksu rivers and 30 km from Belek. Since it was not on the seashore, it was protected from the pressure and looting of pirates. Therefore there are no breaks in the development process. JOB. Like Side, Perge made a treaty with Alexander the Great in 334. The city was neither fought nor destroyed. He lived through the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.

Theater with 15,000 seats İ.S. II. It was made in the century. The stadium in the immediate vicinity of the theater accommodates 12,000 spectators. Apart from Aphrodisias, it is the best preserved stadium in the Aegean region. Below the stadium's seating areas are 30 rooms that open to the outside and were thought to have been used as shops.

Perge is also an extremely important city for Christianity. St. Paul, one of the most important figures in Christianity, comes to Perge via the Aksu River during his missionary journeys. Because it is written in the Bible, the city and the river are considered one of the holy places of Christianity.

Numerous sculptures and works of art have been found during the excavations of recent years. Its gates, agora, nymphaeum, colonnaded streets, cemetery, basilica and acropolis are some of the must-see places in Perge.

Ancient city of Aspendos

The ancient city of Aspendos, 17 km from Belek, with its stage is one of the rare theaters that is best preserved to this day. Built in the 1st century, the theater of Aspendos has a capacity of 17,000 people.

In the 13th century, the Seljuks used the building as a caravanserai and reinforced the north side of the building with an arch in typical Seljuk architectural style. The mystery of perfect acoustics, created by a young man named Xenon, who lives in the region, is still not solved.

Today it is used in various concerts, celebrations, festivals and oil wrestling. Worth seeing in Aspendos are among others Agora, Basilica, Nymphaeum and 15 km long arched waterways.

Ancient city of Sillyon

Sillyon, one of the cities of Pamphylia, lies between Perge and Aspendos on a hill visible from both cities, with almost entirely steep slopes and a flat crest. One of the richest cities of antiquity, Sillyon is believed to have been founded after the Trojan War by heroes named Mopsos and Calchas.

The ancient city of Sillyon, located 15 km from Belek, became an episcopal center during the Byzantine period and also lived in the Seljuk period. The slightly sloping west side of the hill is surrounded by Hellenistic walls. Towers, gates and roads leading to the city complete these walls. The city gate is on the walls on the west side of the hill. As you walk up the hill you can see the ruins of houses and streets to the northwest and the Seljuk Mosque, Byzantine Church and Cistern to the west. 8,000 at the southwest foot of the hill

You will embark on an unforgettable journey through time to the ancient city of Sillyon, near a one-person theater and an odeon.

Ancient city of Selge

Selge, an ancient mining town on the southern slope of the Taurus Mountains, about 59 km from Belek, can be reached via a 14 km long paved road with steep bends after the Köprülü Canyon National Park. Selge is said to have been founded by Kalches. The city associated with Pisidia was later included within the borders of Pamphylia. The city remained under the rule of Lydia, Persia, Alexander and Rome.

ruins in the city; The theater carved into the rock is the stadium and gymnasium to the south of the theater and the temple of the Ionic type, whose ceiling is decorated with eagle motifs, to the west. There is a fountain and agora to the south of the stadium. North of the city wall, which extends southwest of the city, is the necropolis with the monuments of Artemis and Zeus.

 


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