Must-see ancient cities in Turkey

We would like to introduce you to some of the most popular and some of the more stunning ancient sites in Turkey:

We would like to introduce you to some of the most popular and some of the more stunning ancient sites in Turkey:

 

Ephesus Archaeological site

Ephesus is the place where you can get a feel for what life was like 2000 years ago during the glory-days of Greece and Rome. Visitors agree that Ephesus is better than Rome itself in terms of ruins.

 

Göbekli Tepe Archaeological site

This 10,000-year-old site is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.

 

Termessos Archaeological site

This spectacular Psidian City is thought to have been of great importance during the Lycian times. Termessos is built on Mountain Solymos in the Taurus range, historians say that even the forces of Alexander the Great couldn't capture this fortified city.

 

Aphrodisias Archaeological site

Aphrodisias is a remarkably preserved Roman-period city in ancient Caria, which was famous in antiquity for its sanctuary of Aphrodite and its marble sculptors

 

Hierapolis Archaeological site

this extraordinary landscape was a focus of interest for visitors to the nearby Hellenistic spa town of Hierapolis, founded by the Attalid kings of Pergamum at the end of the 2nd century B.C., at the site of an ancient cult.

Hattusha Archaeological site

The former capital of the Hittite Empire is notable for its urban organization, the types of construction that have been preserved

 

Sardis Archaeological site

the capital of Lydia was of outstanding importance: in the Lydian period it held the residence of the kings and subsequently,

 

Priene Archaeological site

originally a Carian town on the Milesian-Latmian Gulf, which was seized by the Ionians and Thebans, probably before the 7th cent. BC. 

 

Mount Nemrut Archaeological site

the monumental resting place of King Antiochus I Theos from the Kingdom of Commagene is one of the most fascinating ancient places in Turkey. Until now, it has not been possible to determine with certainty what the artificial embankment on the peak of the mountain conceals.

 

Last Updated: 3/16/2020 12:29:37 PM