also known as: Perge
the capital of Pamphylia, on the coast of Asia Minor
Paul and his companions landed at this place from Cyprus on their first missionary journey (Acts 13:13, 14), and here Mark forsook the party and returned to Jerusalem.
Some time afterwards, Paul and Barnabas again visited this city and “preached the word” (14:25).
It stood on the banks of the river Cestrus, some 7 miles from its mouth, and was a place of some commercial importance. It is now a ruin, called Eski Kalessi.