Aspendos is the best-preserved Roman theater in Turkey, and one of the best known in the world.
Located on the Pamphylian plain, south Turkey, 47 km due east of Antalya and 37 km west of Side, another important antique city.
Once called Belkis, Aspendos was founded by the Hittites, after Roman domination it was Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180 AD) who ordered the construction of its great theater.
The theatre is still being used for performances today, the site really allows you to imagine what it was like to attend a dramatic performance in Roman times.
The ruined city of Aspendos includes a substantial aqueduct and some remains of an agora, basilica and a stadium.