Aphrodisias stadium Only 160 km drive from Ephesus, is located another interesting attraction and World Heritage site: the city of Aphrodisias. Bergama is most noted for being the centre of Asclepius associated with medicine and healing.This of course in addition to it being one of the 7 Churches of the Revalation. Having been here many years, I far prefer the little-known sites near Selcuk such as Claros, Magnesia, Metropolis, Alinda, Alabanda, Tripolis - and the strangest of all - …

The place was also terribly maintained, which was very sad. Similarly, Aphrodisias (near Pamukkale) sold me on its name alone (a city named after the goddess of love? Aphrodisias: Better than Ephesus - See 433 traveler reviews, 905 candid photos, and great deals for Geyre, Turkey, at Tripadvisor. Aphrodisias is a serious rival to Ephesus in terms quality and amount of remains.It also has the benefit of never being over run with visitors unlike Ephesus on ship visitor days! Ephesus was certainly impressive with its endless ruins but what spoiled the experience was the lack of explanation. Aphrodisias is a bit off the beaten track and needs a 2 hour trip minimum from wherever you choose to stay. It was a small Greek city in the province of Caria and was discovered by a famous Turkish photographer in 1958.