Gordion, once the great capital of the Phrygian dynasty, lies in the modern village of Yassihoyuk, about 100 kilometers southwest of Ankara. Although famously connected to the story of the Gordion Knot, which Alexander the Great sliced through instead of untying, Gordion’s history stretches much further back. Discover Gordion with Half Day Private Gordion Tour departure from your hotel or airport in Ankara. Here are some sample City Tours and Packages in Ankara-Turkey.
Departure in the morning and drive to Gordion (Approximately 100 km), once the capital of the Phyrigians. Visit to the Acropolis and then to the Local Museum in which there are some remnants from the surroundings though the main findings are on display in the Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Ankara. After visiting Midas’ Tumulus drive back to Ankara.
The ancient capital of the Phrygians, Gordion, is located about a hundred kilometers south of Ankara on the highway running between Ankara and Eskisehir. The heavily excavated site Is found some thirty kilometers northwest of the town of Polatli. It was built near the convergence of the Sakarya and the Porsuk Rivers sometime during the 9th and 8th centuries B.C. The Phrygians, known in antiquity as the Sea Peoples, assumed the role that the Hittites had enjoyed prior to this period.
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