In the old time of the Roman Empire the city Aspendos was ruled by the Empire. Nowadays it is located on the Turkish territory, 4 km north of Serik or 38 km from Antalya.
The Roman amphitheater is known as one of the ancient and glorious amphitheaters. Thanks to the conservation, it is the most preserved one of the 2000 years old original buildings that still stand and function.
Since 1994, once a year, during June – July (various dates), an international opera and ballet festival is held with shows of the best classic repertoire.