Laodicea and Aphrodisias with Lunch from Kusadasi
Lunch - Traditional Turkish Dishes
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Special Medical Restriction
It may have been brimming with life back when it was the Lycus River Valley region’s chief city, but now all that remains of Laodicea is exactly that – ancient and intriguing remains. It is quite charming to stroll around this archaeologist’s playground.
After stepping back in time at one of Turkey’s most historically significant and mysterious cities, it will be time to unearth the past at one of Anatolia’s most ancient cities. A dedication to Aphrodite, this historic site is a famous sanctuary for the goddess of love.
The prehistoric cultures of Anatolia are well worth learning about on this tour. Delve into the Roman and Byzantine periods, when Anatolia was divided into 24 provinces before war and social destruction changed everything.
Finally, prepare for a palatable Turkish feast inside a local restaurant. Considered to be one of the world’s top three cuisines, Turkish food will not disappoint.
Learn about Hierapolis from Laodicea’s Ruins
Laodicea was an incredible place in the first century A.D. However, the centuries took their toll, and so not much is known about the inhabitants. People residing in the city of Denizli would visit the site and retrieve materials from the ancient church, most of which were scattered within the city’s perimeter. For this reason, reconstructing the metropolis proved difficult. Hierapolis, located five miles from Laodicea, gained power at the same time and the two cities competed fiercely. Despite their coinciding death, the cities were incorporated once again, with Hierapolis’ ruins still being very well preserved.
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