After breakfast, drive to Perge.
PERGE: According to the geographer Strabon, Akhas who came down here after the Trojan wars have founded Perge. The name of the city first mentioned in 334 BC when Alexander the Great passed through here. In the following years, Perge went under the control of Pergamon when the Kingdom of Pergamon became a part of the Roman city. In the first and the second centuries BC, Perge became one of the richest towns in Pamphylia. Therefore, it is not a surprise that St. Paul started his campaign in Anatolia from Perge in 46 AD.
After Perge, we will depart for Aspendos. Lunch break on the way. ASPENDOS: The eastern land of Antalya called Pamphylia in ancient times. Aspendos (Belkis) lies 47 km east of Antalya in the Pamphylian plain. In 486 BC, Greeks and Persians had a great battle here (Greeks won, they did not stay for long). During the reign of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-80 AD) Aspendos got its theatre, which is the best-preserved of all. It built by Romans and maintained by Byzantines and Seljuks. The ruins of the ancient city are extensive and include a stadium, an agora, and a basilica.
After a tour on our way back to your hotel, we will visit Kursunlu Waterfalls. Overnight in Antalya.