Located halfway between Didim and Selcuk, the archaeological site of Priene is one of the best preserved Hellenistic cities in the Ionic region, without the Roman or Byzantine additions typical of so many other ancient Greek sites in the region.
Priene was built in the slopes of a mountain, along the Mediterranean coast. The current structures date back to the 4th century BC and include a well preserved theatre and the scenic remains of a temple of Athena, of which five columns are left standing nowadays.
How to get to Priene
The closest airport is in Bodrum. The only way to reach Priene is by car. From the parking, to reach the site visitors follow a path and a staircase.
Priene is just an archaeological site with no accomodation adjacent to it. Tourists usually stay in one of the nearby cities along the coast.