Priene Aydın is an Ionian city established in Söke, approximately 100 km away from Selçuk-Efese. The city is 10 km north of the Menderes river. Among the most important buildings of the city are the Temple of Demeter, the Temple of Athena, the theater, the agora, the Temple of Zeus, the bouleuterion, the Upper Gymnasion, the Lower Gymnasion, the Egyptian Temple, the house of Alexander the Great, the Byzantine Church, the necropolis and residential areas. The theater with a capacity of 5000 people BC. It was built in 350. The city was founded according to the plan of Hippodamos of Miletus (6th century BC). The city has preserved its Hellenistic structure to a great extent. It is also called the Pompei of Anatolia.