Aphrodisias is undoubtedly the most spectacular city of Caria. It is in the north of the region and contains some of the finest examples of classical art. Today the remains of this city lie within the district of Aydin, near Karacasu, in the village of Geyre. An asphalt road leads directly to the ruins from the main Aydin-Denizli highway.
Late excavations have revealed much mew material for the world of archaeology. It is difficult to say when they will be completed, but every year millions of Turkish liras are spent on new excavations, and 100-200 workers are employed on the site to reveal ever-new evidence of this magnificent city. However even today in its present state, Aphrodisias is well worth a visit. One cannot hep but admire the various tones of the marble fragments scattered over the site; statues, life-like and animated; amazing works of art in marble as smooth as silk. The spectacle of white marble against tall green poplars provides timeless pleasure.