Region : Priene-Miletus-Didyma Comments :Ephesus may be the creme-de-la-creme of the Aegean ruins but Priene, Miletus and Didyma are still important ancient settlements. Priene occupies a dramatic postion overlooking the Meander Valley and plain. Miletus preserves a spectacular theater. And Didyma has a Temple of Apollo vaguely reminiscent of the great temples at Karnak in Egypt.
Priene; which in its time was one of the most spectacular of all the ancient Ionians cities. Set dramatically at the foot of a sheer mountain wall, Priene overlooks the aptly named Meander River. This 2500 years old Ionian city was among the first to be planned with a grid system of streets. Miletus; with its magnificent Theatre and the Byzantine fortress on the acropolis. These ancient ruins lie on a hill near the Aegean Sea. Explore the ancient theater, built circa 4th century BC. The theater could accommodate over 15,000 spectators. Visit the well-preserved Bath of Faustina, named after the wife of Marcus Aurelius, who ordered their construction. Didyma; In antiquity, Didyma was connected to Miletos by a sacred road. Visit the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, one of the largest temples from the Hellenistic Period. Despite extensive construction, the temple was never fully completed. Didyma is also housing the huge marble head of Medusa.
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