Kibyra

The travellers who take the road from the Mediterranean coast to Pamukkale are usually not aware that they are missing some fascinating ruins near this route. However, in recent years huge billboards have appeared, to advertise ancient Kibyra. Unfortunately, a car is strongly recommended if you want to reach this place as there are no organised tours, and public transport is virtually nonexistent. The lovers of antiquity who get there, lured by the signposts, will have the place practically to themselves.

Kibyra - the agora
Kibyra - the agora

Cilicia Trachea presentation - the 2nd Poznań meeting, 2017

This is the presentation of the selected ancient sites in the region of Cilicia Trachea. We have presented it in Poznań (Poland), on the 28th of January, 2017. There are brief descriptions of the chosen archaeological sites of the region, along with GPS coordinates, maps, and numerous photographs. You can download a pdf version by clicking on the link provided below.
Monumental tomb in Cambazli
Monumental tomb in Cambazli

Theatre-stadium complex in Aizanoi

The entertainment and cultural complex consisting of a theatre and a stadium is located in the northern part of Aizanoi. It signifies the importance of the city and the wealth of its inhabitants in the ancient times. The structure was erected with a large flourish in the Roman period, most probably after 160 CE. It was completed by the mid-third century. There is an inscription that attests that M. Apuleius Eurycles provided funds for the construction of this building.

Theatre-stadium complex in Aizanoi
Theatre-stadium complex in Aizanoi

Selçuk

Selçuk is a charming town located near Kuşadası, in the central part of the Aegean coast. Crowds of tourists flock here to see one of the greatest archeological sites in Turkey - the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus. However, few adventurers stop here for a longer time. Because of this, the town has retained its relaxed lifestyle. In the morning farmers still pass the town center in their tractors, taking their wives to work in the fields.

Selçuk seen from the Ayasuluk Fortress
Selçuk seen from the Ayasuluk Fortress

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