During these years, the excavations at Aspendos were conducted under the direction of Antalya Museum in scientific consultation with Veli Köse. From 2013 onwards, the excavation became a "Bakanlar Kurulu Kararı İzinli Kazı" (official government sanctioned excavation) with the permission of Turkish Cabinet. Since then, every summer an excavation and research projects have taken place in and around Aspendos. The seasons have not only focussed on excavation, but also on the detailed study and anastylosis of standing structures and their conservation by specialists.
Conservation and restoration forms and important part of the Aspendos project, with ongoing activities to ensure the preservation of the magnificent standing structures and newly excavated areas in and around the site.
Our cultural heritage activities at Aspendos encompass a range of projects. These projects are the result of exhaustive research into the views of the local communities and visitors regarding the use and the presentation of the site. The first involves projects relate to visitors to the site and the new visitors' centre, as well as improving access to the site via the development of walking trails and information boards. The second area focus is link the Eurymedon/Köprüçay more firmly to the current site in order to extend a typical visitor’s stay. This is expected to bring a range of economic and social benefits to the local community as well as adding a new dimension to a visit to Aspendos. Ultimately, we aim to integrate archaeology within the surrounding environment, local flora and fauna and the Köprüçay river.