The main venue of the festival is the archaeological site of the theatre, arid the mystical atmosphere of the venue brings together thousands of enthusiasts, the majority of whom are foreign visitors. Since 1998 the festival has acquired an international character and is known as one of the best opera festivals in the world.

Therefore the participants of the festival are world-renowned artists. The importance and effectiveness of the festival is due to the fact that it brings together diverse cultures under the universal language of art, and no little part is played by the historical grandeur of its venue.

The Aspendos Theatre is a gigantic structure which was built two iillennia ago plays and otrier artistic activities. The present day festival might not boast that long history, but the majestic beauty of the historical masterpiece inherited from Antiquity adds a special meaning to the artistic activities performed there.