Priene Ancient Site

The ancient city of Priene is located in the Soke district of Aydın province and is approximately 100 km away from the ancient city of Ephesus in Selçuk. Archaeological research has revealed that the city dates back to the 2nd century BC, but how it was founded is still based on assumptions. The city was ruled by the Ptolemaic and Seleucid Kingdoms and the Kingdom of Pergamon. City Lands, King II. Attalus BC. Upon his death in 133, it came under Roman rule spontaneously. Visitors to the adjacent site can see the temples of Demeter, Athena, and Zeus, as well as the agora, gymnasia, the house of Alexander the Great, the Byzantine Church, the necropolis, and residential areas. The 5000-seat theater was built in 350 according to the plan of Hippodamos of Miletus and is called the Pompeii of Anatolia.