Priene, Miletus, and Didyma (also known as PMD) are three great ancient Greek City ruins in Turkey. Like any other roman or greek ruins, it has several buildings and functions which you can imagining being at before centuries. They are considered significant among other Hellenistic Period/Age (a period between the death of Alexander the Great and the rise of the Roman Empire). If you crave for Roman and Greek Ruins, PMD one day tour could satisfy your craving.
– Priene –
Priene is a ancient Greek City of Ionia and located near to Mount Mykale. It is 35 kilometer south of Selcuk. Priene city was dated back around 300 BC (at least that’s how old the current ruins that we find today in the site). It was built overlooking the Meander River (now is a flat plain) and with the background of Mount Mykale. These are some building ruins that you can find in Priene.
The Temple of Athens
The Agora (City Assembly/Gathering Place)
– Miletus –
Miletus is another Greek city famous for its Hellenistic art, located about 25 kilometers south of Priene. It is famous for its 25,000 seats theater. It was an important city for Ionian for 1400 years. Over centuries, the city lost its significance due to silted up by Meander River. These are things you can see in the site. For more reference about Miletus, you can go here.
The Roman Bath
– Didyma –
Didyma (meaning is twin, refer to the twins of Apollo and Artemis) is a sacret site from Greek world. The site mainly contain the temple of Apollo.
The above travel took place on May 29th 2013. With the help of photos i took during the trip and great article from here and here, i tried to write about the trip which was one of the great experience ever in Turkey. Even if you’re not a fan of history, only walk around on the site can give a sense of admiration and sheer wonder. It’s not every day you’ve got to see cultural heritage of Greek that span thousands of years and they are very majestic and pretty. For those of you who are currently planning your trip to Turkey, don’t miss Priene, Miletus, and Didyma. They are full of amazing history, art, and architecture.