Aspendos

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Aspendos 
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Aphrodisias   
Kusadasi 
Pergamum 
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Canakkale 
Gallipoli


 The Theater of Aspendos, built in the second century by Xenon, is one of the best preserved in the world. It seats 15,000 people and has remained perfectly intact for 1800 years while earthquakes, war and time have mostly destroyed the surrounding monuments. The theater's acoustics are so perfect that a coin dropped from the orchestra pit can be clearly heard in the galleries.  Just beyond lie the remains of the acropolis, agora and a Roman aqueduct. This beautiful structure is 25 miles east of Antalya.

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