Antique Cities

Antique Cities

Adana - AnavarzaThis site which was known as Caesarea or Anazarbus during the times of the Roman Empire, is 28 km to the south of the Kozan District of the Adana province. The small village built just outside the antique ...Read MoreAdiyaman - NemrutThe Nemrut mountainside with the tumulus containing the tomb of King Antiochus of the Commagene Kingdom and several giant statues was inscribed to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1987.Nemrut Mountain is ...Read MoreAntalya - Archaeological Site of Perge

Date of submission to the Tentative World Heritage List: 06/02/2009List Reference: 5411Criteria: CulturalAncient Perge, one of the chief cities of PamphyliaPerge, the long-established city of Pamphylia ...Read MoreAntalya - Aspendos

Aspendos Located in the second kilometer of the road turning to North at the 44th km. of Antalya - Alanya highway, Aspendos is famous for having the best-preserved Roman Theatre not only in Anatolia but ...Read MoreAntalya - Termessos

The ruined city of Termessos, lying 34km west of Antalya, in a rugged mountain valley, was founded by the Solymi people, from the interior of Anatolia. Among the important remains are, the 4200-seat theatre ...Read MoreAntalya - Patara

Patara is found on the Kalkan-Fethiye road, nearly 10 km before Kalkan, and is located at the south. The colorful ceramics in the center of the city reveal that the history of the city reaches back to ...Read More

Antalya - Demre Myra

Demre-Myra & Church of St.Nicolas Demre was one of the most important cities of the Lycian civilisation. 25km west of Finike and 48km east of Kas, Demre was a place of settlement from the 5th century ...Read More

Antalya - Limyra

Believed to have been in existence since the 5th century, Limyra is still in existence despite a massive earthquake that struck in the mid 19th century and despite its evacuation in the 7th and 9th centuries, ...Read MoreAntalya - Xanthos

Founded on the Xanthos river basin, Xanthos is the biggest and the most ancient city of Lycia. Having remained independent until the invasions of the Persians in 4292 B.C., Xanthos tried hard to defend ...Read MoreAydin - Aphrodisias

This unique ancient city was named after Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty and love. The origins of the city could be traced back to the late Neolithic ages. Following the rise of the Roman supremacy in ...Read MoreBodrum - Pedasa

Pedesa is four kilometres away from Bodrum, on the top of a hill covered with trees. As there is no road, you can only get there on foot. For those who are interested, this trip will give them a pleasant ...Read MoreBodrum - Telmissos

Telmissos is on the Bodrum-Turgutreis road, three kilometres past Ortakent. The site is in the village of Gürece, which is two kilometres before the turn for Gümüşlük, with the hill where the remains ...Read MoreBodrum - Stratonikeia

The archaic city of Stratonikeia lies in the borders of the Eskihisar Village on Yatağan - Milas highway that is 6 - 7 km to the west of Yatağan District of Muğla.The city was established in the 3rd ...Read More

City in the Clouds ...The archaeological site of Sagalassos is located in southwest Turkey, near the present town of Ağlasun (Burdur province); roughly 110 km to the north of the well-known port and holiday ...Read MoreCanakkale - Assos

Assos, the famous teaching center of antiquity, is 87 km south of Çanakkale, in the Ayvacık County. Aristotle, Plato's most famous student, was invited to Assos, and spent over three years living and ...Read MoreCappadocia - Historical Places

GöremeGöreme, in which there are many fairy chimneys and churches, is declared as an open air museum. Tokalı Church, the Priestesses and Priests Monastery, Saint Basil Chapel, Elmalı Church, Saint ...Read MoreCesme - Erythrai

Çeşme is a port of the ancient city, Erythrai, which was formerly known as Cyssus in ancient times. It was an important settlement area, in the 6th century BC. The city developed its trade by establishing ...Read MoreCorum - Alaca Hoyuk

Alacahöyük is located 45 kilometres south of Çorum and 17 kilometres northwest of the Alaca township. The Alacahöyük village is 34 kilometres away from Boğazköy and 210 kilometres away from Ankara. ...Read MoreCorum - Hattusas the Hittite Capital

OPEN-AIR MUSEUMHattusha, which was the capital of the Hittite Empire during antiquity, has been in the List of World Heritage since 1986 on cultural criteria. Hattusa on cultural criteria. Hattusha, which ...Read More

TelmessosAlthough the history of Fethiye, or with its ancient name Telmessos, which is the only center where settlement continued from its establishment on the Mediterranean shore band until today, goes ...Read MoreFoca - Phokaia

The first natives of the Ancient Phokaia settlement in the place of today's Old Foça are the immigrants who came from the Phokis environs in Greece. Phokaia and its two ports had significantly grown and ...Read MoreIzmir - Pergamon

Located 100 km from north of Izmir in the Bakırçay river basin, Bergama is one of the Turkey's oldest civilized settlements, which has been inhabited from pre-historic times through the Ionic, Roman ...Read MoreIzmir - Ephesus

The Ruins of Ephesus The first establishment of the antique City of Ephesus within the boundaries of Selçuk district of Izmir province dates back to 6000 BC, to the Neolithic age. During the researches ...Read MoreKars - Ruins of Ani

The ancient citadel of Ani is situated on the barren plains above the Arpaçay Valley which separates Turkey and Armenia. The site is surrounded by an imposing fortified city wall, currently undergoing ...Read MoreKekova - Üçağız Village (Kekova)

Located between Kaş and Demre, it is an ancient, submerged city, 500m far from the Üçağız Village in the Mediterranean.Kekova is the name of a region of fascinating islands, bays and ancient cities. ...Read MoreKemer - Phaselis

It is found on the 58th km of Antalya - Finike road. It is also possible to reach Phaselis city by maritime lines, which are 15 km away from Kemer.Being one of the eastern coastal cities of Lycia, Phaselis ...Read MoreKemer - Chimera Yanartas

An interesting natural beauty, the mythological Yanartaş (Chimera), is located to the north of Olympus, on the upper side of the Çıralı Beach. The burning stones which are located about an hour's drive ...Read MoreKemer - Olympos

Olympos is located on the Antalya-Finike road. In order to go to Olympos, it is necessary to make a turn from Ulupinar, when a sign pointing to the ruins can be seen. A narrow but beautiful road leads ...Read MoreKonya - Catal Hoyuk

Çatalhöyük is 10 kilometres east of Konya's Çumra Township. The tumulus is a hill with two flat areas with different altitudes. Because of these two elevations, it is called 'çatal,' meaning fork. ...Read MoreKusadasi - Kolophon and Notion

Kolophon (Değirmendere) is one of the twelve Ionic cities. Although it had a strong navy and cavalry force, because of the many wars that it had been involved in, it has been ruled by the forces of Lydia, ...Read MoreManisa - Sardis

Sardis is in the Aegean Region near Manisa and Izmir. Sardis was the capital of the famous Kingdom of Lydia, where the first coins in the world were minted. The Temple of Artemis by the Sart Stream dates ...Read MoreMugla - Yatagan Lagina

Lagina Hekate is a holy area, located on the borders of the Turgut Area of the Yatağan District of Muğla. The Lagina ruins are reached by going 9 km by the asphalt road that splits in two. To reach Lagina, ...Read MorePamukkale - Hierapolis

The ancient city of Hierapolis, the original site of Pamukkale, was known as the Holy City in archaeological literature because of the abundance of temples and other religious structures in the area. Although ...Read More

Tripolis is 40 km north of the Denizli City center. It is established in the east of Yenicekent Town in the Buldan District, on the slopes between the Buyuk Menderes River and the town. It is connected ...Read MoreSide - Ancient Side

Side, which is 7 km away from Manavgat, is an ancient settlement center. Side, which is mentioned by historians as being founded in 1405 A.D., had been ruled by the Lydians, Persians, Alexander The Great, ...Read MoreSide - Seleukeia Lyrbe

To the northwest of Manavgat are the remains of the ancient city of Seleukeia, situated within the Şıhlar settlement area. The city is known to have been founded as a fortified acropolis town to be used ...Read MoreZeugma - Zeugma City

ZEUGMA CITYLocation of Zeugma Ancient Zeugma City is located in Belkis Village 10 km east from Nizip / Gaziantep, by the River Euphrates. Importance of this settlement which demonstrates an uninterrupted ...Read More