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This little known archeological site, located a few hours east of Ephesus, was recommended to us as being superior in a lot of ways even to Ephesus.  We decided to make a stop there on our way to Pamukkale.  We arrived at about 4pm and had to park our car and take a tractor the rest of the way to the site.  Although not nearly as big as Ephesus, the marble statues that were excavated there were in remarkable shape and there is a great little museum that explains a lot about the statues and the Roman empire in that part of the world.   We took a walk through the grounds and saw the columned Temple of Aphrodite (from where the town gets its name).   After exploring for a few hours, we got back in the car and drove a few more hours to the cotton castles of Pamukkale.  All in all, Aphrodisias  was a nice stopover point and it gave us a chance to see something that is a bit off the beaten path.

  • Statue at Aphrodisias
  • Statue at Aphrodisias
  • Statue at Aphrodisias
  • Statue at Aphrodisias
  • Monument to Peoples Conquered by Rome
  • Three Graces at Aphrodisias
  • Statue at Aphrodisias
  • Temple of Aphrodite
  • Pomegranite and Temple

Posted: December 4, 2012

Author: Adam and Amanda

Category: Blog, Continents, Middle East, Turkey


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