Top 10 Ancient Ruins In Turkey

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Ever since the existence of civilization, Turkey has been at a crossroad of everything. What this really means is that you cannot visit the country without expecting not to find a stunning ancient ruin. There are many historical places in Turkey making it an ideal holiday destination for tourists who are looking to explore a bit of some Greek history. One of the most standout ancient ruins found in Turkey is the Ephesus which is worldly renowned as a great historic site with excavated buildings dating back to the ancient Roman days.

Ephesus

Ephesus

Ephesus

As mentioned above, Ephesus, otherwise known as Efes is considered to be the greatest historic site in the world. It is often at times considered to be a granddaddy of classical ruins in Turkey. Some of the sites to see here include: the library façade, colonnades and a huge theatre where apparently St. Paul spoke.

Aphrodisias

Aphrodisias

Aphrodisias

The site boasts of a number of attractions including: a stadium which is about 270 meters long with the ability of holding about 30,000 people. In addition to this, there is also a museum located within the site which offers tourist with an alternative site seeing experience.

Patara

Patara

Patara

History has it that this is the location where the Lycian settlement of Patara gave in to the Roman general. From then on, the area evolved to become a decent Roman city. This ancient city in Turkey was known for many things among them being and outstanding city’s gate which still stands tall up to day.

Arykanda

Arykanda

Arykanda

This is one of the Turkey’s hidden gems bragging of having a spectacular theatre and stadium arrayed on terraces atop the expansive remains of the town.

Miletus

Miletus

Miletus

The port city was once dubbed as the home to some of the wealthiest Greeks. One interesting aspect about this ruins is that after centuries of depositing silt on the original site, the ancient archaeological evidence are not normally readily available. You can look at it as a ruin with history atop history.

Troy

Troy

Troy

The Troy is quite a site to see regardless of the damage caused by Heinrich Schliemann. After centuries of trying to undo the damage, we have something that is pleasing to the eye and worth giving us a perspective on the history.

Pergamum

Pergamum

Pergamum

Ranked as one of the most influential societies in the ancient world, Pergamum remains to be as one of the best ruins to visit in Turkey. Despite being a forgotten society, the theatre has remained to be as the most extraordinary feature in this society.

Aizanoi

Aizanoi

Aizanoi

With attractions such as the impressive Temple of Zeus, the stadium and gymnasium, the Aizanoi forms a perfect destination for tourists looking to learn a bit of the Greek history.

Alanya Castle

Alanya Castle

Alanya Castle

The magnificent Hellenistic foundations is what makes this ruin standout from the rest. The ruin sits on top of 250m high peninsular directly overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

Anadolu Hisari

Anadolu Hisari

Anadolu Hisari

Built in 1395 by Ottoman Sultan Beyazid, the Anadolu Hisari ruins forms a perfect holiday destination for travellers looking to unravel what the history has to offer.
With these kinds of attractions, it is true to say that you can never run short of things to see in Turkey as the country is blessed with plenty of attractions.

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    1. Emmy March 10, 2017

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