General Information

Approximately 16km from Antalya lies the ancient city of Perga, in the ancient lands of Pamphylia, which was once connected to the sea through the river Kestros.

Culture and History

The city was first settled around 10th century BC on the Acropolis hill. Today, the city houses the remains of a Byzantine church. The city is noted for having housed St. Paul, and his companion St. Barnabas twice.

Famous structures include the theater, built in 100 BC with a capacity of 14,000 people, the impressive Roman-built pillars, and the ancient sporting facilities, wrestling schools and a stadium with a capacity of 27,000 spectators.

The city is also one of the oldest beer brewing heavens in the world.