Archaeological Site Perge

perge_486Ancient Perge is one of the chief cities of Pamphylia. Perge, the long-established city of Pamphylia region, is located 18 km east of Antalya and 2 km north of Aksu Village. Perge is famous because od the fact that when Saint Paul started his journeys, he visited Perge in 46 A.D. and preached his first sermon here. That’s why it became an important city for Christians during the Byzantine period. There exists a theatre, consisting of three main sections: the main theater (koilon), the orchestra and the stage. It held 12,000 spectators, with 19 rows of seats on the lower section, 23 on the top section, and a 52-metre stage.