6-10 February 2013     Manavgat-Side, Antalya - Turkey

Congress Excursion and Tours

The Scientific Program of the CERME 8 is enriched with various social events and tours in order for participants to explore the host city and country and for the conference to be an enjoyable and memorable event for everyone.

CERME 8 Excursion

Side Tour
Departure from the Hotel 13:30
Side Ancient City Arrival   14:00
Side Ancient Theatre Arrival 16:30
Side Ancient Theatre Departure 17:30
Arriving to Hotel 18:00

Temple of Apollo

Side Temple was built as a temple in the Roman period and provided all kinds of opportunities to attract the attention of all the Romans. Built and dedicated to him on behalf of the Roman period Legendary Apollo. The temple has become Christians after a certain time. In the Roman period Commander Antonius was built this temple to show his love to Cleopatra and known as, Commander Antonius and Cleopatra met and have a bath together, also known as Pamplyhia's natural harbor. The city has a special place among the ruins of the Temple of Apollo. Christians has demolished a portion of the temple. They've tried the put the parts back in place.

Side Ancient Theatre

Theathre is located in the city where the center of peninsula and the city located in the narrowed segment. The structure of the theatre is a pioneer in the Hellenistic remains is unproven. Cavea (seating rows) and Diazoma (orchestrated in the middle path), leaning against a hillsideas a part of the upper part is formed in an inclined plane rests on the vaults. These unique examples shows us this is a unique theatre of Anatolia. Stage building has 3 floors. Feature of the decoration of the barque period are the Antonines. Frieze of Dionysus is located in the first floor of podium. The life of Dionysus, the god of wine and the king of theatre, is told by a chronological order from east to west and ends resulting in Gigantomachy. There are architectural ornaments and statues in front of the stage building.


Perge-Apsendos Tour (4 February 2013)

Price: €75 per person (Full day)

Tour price includes; transportation, entrance fee to the ruins, professional guides and Lunch Box.

The tour will be cancelled if less than 10 people.  

Departure from the hotel 10:00
Arrival at the Aspendos Theater 10:45
Departure from Aspendos 12:15
Lunch Box Service 12:30 (inside the car)
Arrival at the Perge Antik Şehri 13:15
Departure from the Perge Antik Şehri 15:45
Arrival at the Aspendos Theater 17:00


Honor at the entrance flanked by two towers rising more dramatically at the entrance gives clues about the identity of the city. Splendor and wealth, culture and art, original architecture and there are traces of a civilized life. Perge, Ls. The advent of the city began to experience the golden age of Alexander the Great in 333. Who managed to survive it was destroyed and burned down the city, the most interesting architectural examples of the ancient world has been so.


BC.10. century, by the Achaeans, one large and one small built on two hills. The first name of the city, as seen in the city on behalf of the printed coins: is Estvadisy. Is one of the richest cities in the ancient era. Theatre of the BC. 2nd century by the Romans, built a small hillside. In Anatolia, from the ancient Roman theaters, until today, reaching the scene, one of the oldest and most robust specimens. Architect Zenon son of Theodorus. Antonius Pia's time (138-164) has been performed. Presented to the family of the local city gods and emperors. Zigzag motifs on white desks, seen in some parts of the stage building, bears the traces of the Seljuk period.

Antalya Kaleiçi and Museum Tour (5 February 2013)

Price: €60 per person (Full day)

Tour price includes; transportation, entrance fee to the museum, professional guides

The tour will be cancelled if less than 10 people.

Departure from the hotel 09:30
Arrival at the museum 11:00
Move from the museum 12:30
Free time at the Kaleiçi 12:35
Departure from turning point 16:30
Departure from turning point 18:00


Kaleiçi, walls, and historic structures still reflect the old symbol of Antalya. The best surviving parts constitute the impressive fortifications which, perhaps, hide the Hellenistic period of the city. The latest constructions on the walls date to the Ottoman period. The walls served intact until the twentieth century. In the illustrations from 1880s the Clock Tower is flanked with seven gates and there were more than 50 towers. The most attractive part of the fortifications is the Hadrian's Gate. Not meant for defensive purposes, this monumental marble gate has three gateways and can be precisely dated to after AD 129. It once had an inscription with gilded bronze letters, saluting the emperor. At the southwest end of the fortifications is a round tower-like monumental tomb, locally known as Hidirlik Tower, rising 14 m. It dates to the Roman period and the reliefs flanking its doorway probably points to a tomb-owner at the level of a consul. On the axis joining this tower with the Hadrian's Gate, in the southern half of the city is a five-aisled basilica, in ruins today. It was built with reused materials as a church dedicated to the Virgin in the fifth century AD. This church was converted to a mosque in the Seljuk period. The Fluted Minaret rising grandly in Kaleiçi is the symbol of the city today. The minaret was partly built with glazed bricks and dates to the Seljuk period.


In some places the finds are exhibited according to subjects matter. In other words, visiting the Antalya Museum is taking a trip into the history of Anatolia a trip that takes one from the first flint stone tool of man to a recently woven carpet. On the two walls of the entrance hall that comes before the main halls of the museum, there are ceramic panels. The panel on the right depicts the Yivli Mosque and typical white-washed Turkish homes as well as 19 century appearance of the inner portion of the castle of Antalya. The panel on the left, however, displays a map of the ancient regions and ancient cities as well as the map of the ancient regions and ancient cities as well as the map of the present province. The plaque of the left of the main entrance is an award from the Council of the of The Year at their 1988 meeting in Delphi.


Alanya Tour (10 February 2013)

Price: €50 per person (half day)

Tour price includes; transportation, entrance fee to the museum, professional guides.

The tour will be cancelled if less than 10 people.  

Departure time from the hotel 13:00 (It could change according to conference closing  time)
Alanya Kalesi Arrival 14:15
Alanya Kalesi Return 15:15
Kızıl Kulesi Arrival 15:30
Kızıl Kulesi Return 16:30
Arrive to Hotel 17:15

Alanya Kalesi

Alanya Castle is one of the symbol for Alanya, a district of Antalya. Alanya Castle is located on a peninsula 120 meters up from the sea. The Wall's lenght is 6.5 kilometers. This castle is a Seljuk monument andcomes to present day from 13th century. The Castle is conqured by Seljuk Sultan I. Alaeddin Keykubad and rebuild by him. The Castle has got 83 towers and 140 bulges. In the middle age, they build 1200 cisterns for provide water to the city. Some of the cisterns are still used today.

Kızıl Kule

Kızıl Kule is located in Alanya Port. The octagonal shaped building is a symbol of the city and 13th century Seljuk monument. Kizil Kule was built by I. Alaeddin Keykubad. During the construction of the tower, after a certain height, they built the top of the tower with baked red brick, because of the real stones too heavy for the lift them to the top of the tower. Some of the walls of tower was made of ancient marble. The octagonal shaped tower, each wall is 12.5 meters wide and the height of the tower is 33 meters and 29 meters in diameter. There are five doors including the ground floor. Sunlight from the top of the tower reaches the first floor. There is a cistern in the middle of the tower. To increase the tower's durability, they've used egg's white material. The source of the red colour outside the tower walls is egg's yellow part.