Türkiye resembles an open-air museum adorned with ancient cities that bear the imprints of Lycian, Pamphylian, Roman, Byzantine, and many other historical civilizations. These ancient cities endure through time, narrating captivating tales from the past.
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The ancient city of Perge
Perge, an essential archaeological site, echoes the legacy of Roman civilization. Its captivating ancient theater, capable of seating 15,000, stands as a testament to antiquity. Furthermore, the ancient agora, stadium, fortified walls, baths, and temples add to the allure, inviting exploration of their remarkable historical value.
ASPENDOS ANTIQUE THEATRE
The ancient city of Aspendos attracts history and archaeology enthusiasts alike. Its renowned theater, one of the best-preserved in antiquity, continues to host concerts and events, providing an unforgettable experience for travelers seeking to trace the imprints of history and immerse themselves in the grandeur of the Roman era.
The ancient city of Side
The Temple of Apollo in the ancient city of Side, Antalya, pays homage to Apollo, one of the most significant gods of antiquity. This architectural masterpiece, dating back to the 2nd century BC, exemplifies the grandeur of the Roman era. Positioned by the waterfront, it adheres to the Doric style and is adorned with 8 imposing columns.
The ancient city of Olympos
Founded in ancient times as a Lycian city, Olympos has been influenced by various civilizations throughout its history. The ancient ruins date back to this period.
With its mesmerizing atmosphere and natural beauty, Olympos offers visitors peaceful moments on its beaches, in the clear sea, and amid the pine forests.
The ancient city of TERMESSOS
Termessos, an ancient city perched atop a mountain, is renowned for its elevated position and natural defense system. Featuring an ancient theater, agora, baths, and monumental gates, it presents visitors with a captivating blend of history and nature.
The ancient city of PHASELIS
Phaselis, an ancient coastal city with three harbors, invites you on a journey through history. Hike along forest trails, discover ancient ruins, and choose from four different coastal points to immerse yourself in the refreshing waves. On pebble and sandy beaches, you can enjoy nature in an ancient atmosphere.
Bodrum Castle, also known as St. Peter's Castle, is a historic fortress situated in the heart of Bodrum. Constructed by the Knights Hospitallers, it stands strategically to safeguard Bodrum Bay. The castle boasts remarkable features, including sturdy stone walls and lofty towers. Inside lies the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, showcasing artifacts retrieved from ancient shipwrecks beneath the sea and granting breathtaking views of the sea. For history and culture enthusiasts, it's a must-visit destination to delve into Bodrum's rich heritage.
The Bodrum Ancient Theatre
The Bodrum Ancient Theatre, constructed in the 4th century BC, is a grand open-air venue accommodating over 13,000 spectators. With its stone tiers and well-designed orchestra, this theatre from ancient Greece boasts a captivating aesthetic, showcasing the architectural brilliance of its era.