Paragliding and air sports in Priene
Priene, ancient city of Ionia about 6 miles (10 km) north of the Menderes (Maeander) River and 10 miles (16 km) inland from the Aegean Sea, in southwestern Turkey. Its well-preserved remains are a major source of information about ancient Greek town planning. By the 8th century BC Priene was a member of the Ionian League, whose central shrine, the Panionion, lay within the city’s territory. Priene was sacked by Ardys of Lydia in the 7th century BC but regained its prosperity in the 8th. Captured by the generals of the Persian king Cyrus (c. 540), the city took part in several revolts against the Persians (499–494). Priene originally lay along the Maeander River’s mouth, but about 350 BC the citizens built a new city farther inland, on the present site.
Modern excavations have revealed one of the most beautiful examples of Greek town planning. The city’s remains lie on successive terraces that rise from a plain to a steep hill upon which stands the Temple of Athena Polias. Built by Pythius, probable architect of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, the temple was recognized in ancient times as the classic example of the pure Ionic style. Priene is laid out on a grid plan, with 6 main streets running east-west and 15 streets crossing at right angles, all being evenly spaced. The town was thereby divided into about 80 blocks, or insulae, each averaging 150 by 110 feet (46 by 34 m). About 50 insulae are devoted to private houses; the better-class insulae had four houses apiece, but most were far more subdivided.
Paragliding is an adventure sport that captures the wind and take you soaring above the ground to gain a 360 degree view of the mountains and sky. See best deals in Priene
Want to learn to fly on your own? Priene Fly Course School offers courses in paragliding, paramotor, microlight. Become certified in just a few days – then the sky’s the limit!
Take your flight adventure to the next level with Paramotoring Experience the thrill of motor-powered paragliding over the beautiful Mediterranean coasts in Priene.
Microlight with the passenger sitting in tandem behind the pilot and has an almost 300 degree view of the amazing scenery around Priene, Turkey. Best vacation activity!
Hang Gliding Flying
Experience the unique sensation of hang gliding over Priene and Turkish Riviera. Get incredible views of Priene's landmarks and landscape. Best touristic attraction!
All our expert tandem instructors all have thousands of skydives and you will jump using a large parachute specifically designed for two people. Book now cheap in Priene!
“This was an unforgettable experience. You get a really nice overview of the city and all the pilots are so kind. I did it with 3 friends and a nice little detail is you get walkie talkies to talk to each other while paragliding which we found very cool. It’s more than worth the price!!” – Jolan L.
“I had a wonderful experience with Marcos and his staff. Marcos arranged for round trip transportation from Lara Beach to the take off area. Weather could not have been better. Davut, the pilot, was extremely confident and experienced. I felt very safe with him flying. The moment of take off is simply breathtaking. If you are going to try paragliding once, do it in Priene, can’t beat the scenery.” – Magda C