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Priene was an ancient Greek holy city and the home of an important temple of Athena.
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The city of Priene, one of the settlements of Ionia was laid out on Mount Mycale (Samsun) and contained many famous examples of Hellenistic art and architecture. The original location of the city has never been found but it was probably a peninsula with two harbors. It is a small city with 4 or 5 thousand inhabitants and never of great political significance had it shared the same story as the other Ionian cities.

 
  Priene is organized in four districts, the political (bouleterion and prytaneion), the cultural (Theatre), commercial (agora) and most importantly religious (Athena Temple) In addition to the Athena Temple, the people of Priene erected sanctuaries dedicated to Zeus, Demeter and Egyptian gods.
   
  Like Ephesus, Priene was also the member of the Ionian League, the alliance of the 12 cities set in the mid 7th century after the Meliac War. The confederation was consisting the cities of Miletus, Priene and Myus of Caria, Ephesus, Teos, Phocaea, Colophon, Clazomenae and Lebedos of Lydia, Samos, Chios and Erythrae. You may have the possibility to discover the three cities of the Ionian League with a daily tour to Ephesus, followed by Priene and Miletus.
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