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  • Address: Priene, Turkey
  • Hours: Daily 8am-6:30pm (5:30pm in winter)
  • Admission: Two Lira
The ancient Greek city of Priene is in modern-day Turkey, but its Greek roots are clearly visible in the excavations you can visit. The remains of the city of Priene we can see today date back to the 4th century B.C.E., but it’s widely known among archaeologists that the original Priene settlement is much older. How much older, they can’t say - those remains are likely still buried - but it’s possible the original city was established before 1000 B.C.E.

One of the main attractions at Priene is the Temple to Athena, situated at the highest point of the old city. Other sights in the excavations include a theater, the agora, a city council building called a “bouleuterion,” a gymnasium with Roman baths, and a Temple of Demeter.

Practical Info

Priene is south of Kusadasi, although the drive is slightly more circuitous than the crow flies. It’s a 23-mile drive, best done by rental car or as part of a guided tour. The site is open daily from 8am-6:30pm (it closes at 5:30pm during the winter), and admission is 2 Turkish Lira per person.

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Private Tour to Priene, Miletus and Didyma, Kusadasi, null
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Private Tour to Priene, Miletus and Didyma

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Discover the ruins of Priene, one of the most active ports of the Lonian Federation. The city is the oldest example of geometric city planning.

Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $115.00
Priene Miletus Didyma Tour with Private Guide, Kusadasi, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Priene Miletus Didyma Tour with Private Guide

Visits to ancient cities of Priene and Miletus, Tepmle of Apollon at Didyma

Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $366.07
Priene Miletus Didyma Day Tour From Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Priene Miletus Didyma Day Tour From Kusadasi

Steep yourself in Turkish history on this 7-hour tour of Priene, Miletus, and Didyma, departing from Kusadasi. A guide will not only escort you to all these ...  Read more

Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $93.39
Private Tour: Priene Miletus and Didyma, Izmir, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Priene Miletus and Didyma

On this private full day of sightseeing, you will visit the three important cities of the ancient world: Priene, Miletus and Didyma and learn about their ...  Read more

Location: Aydın, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $157.00

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