Meander Travel - Kusadasi Meander Travel - Kusadasi
 

   Priene

Priene The first establishments in Priene goes back till 2000 BC. According to ancient documents, these first settlers were the Banians who mixed with the Lonians. In the Archaic period, the city's location may have been nearer to Miletos on the delta of the Buyuk Menderes (Meander). Later the city moved in the direction of the Mykale Mountains' slope.
The name "Priene" is thought to have a pre-Greek origin when the Cretan islands, "Praisos and Prianson" had relations with Priene. Before becoming one of the 12 members of the Ionian Confederation and participating to the "Ionian Rebellion", Priene had first been a Lydian dominion for several centuries. Priene
Priene As the city had been demolished, its restoration has been planned by the famous city planner and architect, Hippodamos, who used for the first time the "Grating System": all the constructions were turned to the South in order to benefit a maximum of the day light.
The roads were crossing perpendicularly to give the best ventilation system to the city. Approx. 283 BC, a border quarrel arose between Priene and the Greek island Samos. It was only solved one century later when both parties accepted to become Roman vassals. Priene
Priene Since then, Priene was under control of the Bergamian King, Attalos II, who was to return the city to the Romans after his death. Due to endless wars and the alluviums that were invading the city, Priene was worn out and abandoned completely in the XIIIth century AD.

 

 
Select a Category

Newsletter Subscription

Book Your Tour

Follow Meander Travel on Facebook Follow Meander Travel on Twitter Follow Meander Travel on Flickr Follow Meander Travel on Youtube Follow Meander Travel on Pinterest

 

(c) 2014 Meander Travel, all rights reserved.
Meander Travel® is registered trademark of Meander Turizm A.S. in Turkey.

Privacy Policy - Terms of Use