Perge is located in the southwestern part of Turkey, on the Mediterranean coast, about 15 km east of Antalya. Perge was the capital of the ancient Pamphylia region.

Perge was originally settled by the Hittites around 1500 BC. St. Paul visited Perge on his first missionary journey. The theater stage has finely carved marble reliefs, and other carvings from around the city are displayed in the stadium.