Aydin Travel Guide

  • The Sebasteion
    The Sebasteion
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  • Priene
    Priene
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  • The Temple of Aphrodisias
    The Temple of Aphrodisias
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Aydin Things to Do

  • Museum Of Aydin

    The local museum in Aydin is a great place for visitors to start as it displays artifacts from the different periods of the city history.

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  • Gumrukonu Han

    In Aydın are the impressive remains of the Gümrukönü Hanı - a huge medieval caravanserai that once hosted travelers traveling the Silk Road. Next to it are the remains of an L-shaped double hamam with lanterns on the domes built in 1767 by Ahmet Paşa. The small 14th-century shrine of İsmail, a son of Alihan Baba who had settled...

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  • Aydin Hotels

    14 Hotels in Aydin

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Aydin Hotels

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  • Hotel Anemon Aydin

    Hotel has 80 rooms with 72 deluxe rooms, and 8 superior rooms. 4-stars Hotel of Aydın’s the...

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  • Umut Thermal Hotel Clinic & Spa

    Eski Aydin Yolu, Haskoy - Tekke Koyu Yolu Uzeri 9. km, Kokar Hamam Mevkii, Saraykoy, Aydin, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Business

  • Caprice Thermal Palace

    Akbuk Koyu, Aydin, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Aydin Restaurants

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    One of the best examples of kuyu Kebap
    Kuyu kebabı, 'pit kebab' – Prepared from the goat it is special for Aydın region, similar to tandır kebabı.
    Tandır kebabı, 'tandoor kebab' – Lamb pieces (sometimes a whole lamb) baked in an oven called a tandır, which requires a special way of cooking for hours. Served with bread and raw onions.

    Favorite Dish: Kuyu Kebap

    Pit Kebap

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Aydin Local Customs

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    Aydın has been a home to many civilizations and the city is rich in folklore and legends. Aydın is also the home of Zeybek folk art. This is a special type of war dance which is performed in a ring to resemble birds. The Zeybek is performed to sounds of the Kiteli and other Turkish folk instruments. The folk songs of Aydın are famously short so there is a popular saying in the Aegean region when you want someone to stop talking - is to say... 'Keep it short, make it an Aydın tune...'

    I just want to give you a sample for zeybek muzik and dance which is very similar to sirtaki in Greece

    ZEYBEK DANCE

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Aydin Off The Beaten Path

  • Tralleis

    Aydın was called Tralleis in ancient times and many of the ruins around the city center date from 2 AD.In ancient Greek sources, the name of the city is given as "Anthea" and "Euanthia". During the Seleucid period, it received the name "Antiochia" (Greek: Αντιόχεια). At other times it was also...

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  • Priene

    Priene was an ancient Greek city of Ionia (and member of the Ionian League) at the base of an escarpment of Mycale, about 6 kilometres (4 mi) north of the then course of the Maeander (now called the Büyük Menderes or "Big Maeander") River, 67 kilometres (42 mi) from ancient Anthea, 15 kilometres (9 mi) from ancient Aneon and 25 kilometres (16 mi)...

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  • Didyma

    Didyma was an ancient Ionian sanctuary, the modern Didim, Turkey containing a temple and oracle of Apollo, the Didymaion. In Greek Didyma means "twin", but the Greeks who sought a "twin" at Didyma ignored the Carian origin of the name. Next to Delphi, Didyma was the most renowned oracle of the Hellenic world, first mentioned among the Greeks in the...

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