“A Place Protected by the Gods”: The Ancient City of Phaselis
Pearl of the Mediterranean, Antalya Located in the area of Kemer. It has managed to maintain its importance and beauty from the past to the present. The ancient city of Phaselis, recently on the agenda of most of us. Phaselis, which is within the borders of Olympos Beydaglara (phaselis), in addition to being spread over a very vast area, it is home to charming beauties in every corner.
The ancient city of Phaselis and attractions
BC. Rhodesians in the 7th century Phaselis, which is known to have been founded as a colonial city, was ruled by various civilizations for many years such as the Persian Empire, Alexander and the Roman Empire. One of the important ports in the Mediterranean played an important role in history.
With three natural harbours, commercially important city center did it in. The city had a strategic position in history, as it is located on the sea trade route. Also in antiquity with lemon trees The city, which is also famous, is also famous for its lemon trade. In different languages and sources Phaselis it has many meanings; Among the most widely accepted of these meanings ‘God forbid’ ‘sea city’ ‘high and windy’ located. The word Phaselis is of ancient Greek origin.A place guarded by the gods“means.
in the ancient city theatre, agora, old bathhouse, stadium, cisterns AND walls There are many such buildings. In addition, Phaselis has many historical ruins. temple, cemetery, aqueducts AND beaches also available. with historical and cultural heritage in addition to being full It also makes a big contribution to the tourism sector. and annually receives many domestic and foreign tourists. Ancient City Inscriptions, Ancient Theatre, Hadrian’s Gate, Domitian’s Agora, North, Southern and Central portsis one of the most popular and must-see places in Phaselis. Moreover, Byzantine period’There are also remains of a small basilica. Most of the ruins at Phaselis date back to the Roman and Byzantine periods. The city is also known for its breathtaking beaches, whether you want to swim, relax or be at one with nature and history.
How to get to Phaselis?
The ancient city of Phaselis is located in the Kemer district of Antalya. It is 57 km from the center of Antalya and 15 km from the center of Kemer.. One of the fastest ways to get to Kemer is to rent a car or take a taxi after arriving at Antalya Airport. In addition, Kemer can be reached in about 1 hour by buses or minibuses departing from the Antalya bus station. The entrance fee for 2023 is set at 90 Turkish lira. Entrance is possible with a museum card. With the Müzekart, which is bought at the box office at the entrance, admission to all museums in the city is free. In addition, some students, teachers, people over 65, etc. There are also special discounts.
Why should the ancient city of Phaselis be protected?
This is communicated to the public with respect. pic.twitter.com/HYSpmRl6Mv
— Ministry of Culture and Tourism of TR (@TCKulturTurizm) February 26, 2023
This is stated in a statement made a few days ago by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey. Construction work in the ancient city of Phaselisdecided to start. In this direction”The ruins of the ancient city of Phaselis and integral coastal landscapingIn the project’s boundaries Protected as an archaeological site of the first degree Research has begun in two bays of the ancient city of Phaselis. This decision and the studies that have begun have sparked a wide public debate, especially in the region, and the backlash is growing.
This decision regarding the ancient city of Phaselis, which has a unique location, cultural and historical heritage, witnessed a great past and hosted different civilizations, has negative consequences in many ways. This is important not only for the Turkish people, but for many societies around the world.Important steps must be taken to prevent damage to Phaselis, which plays an important role in highlighting history, is home to various animal and plant species found in the region, and is full of natural beauty and historical ruins.
From the risk of destroying unique natural beauties and historical monuments to the threat to the breeding grounds of Caretta Caretta turtles. Conservation of phaselis, which is critical in various aspects This is our personal and social responsibility. For this reason, it is important for all of us to follow the progress of the process and keep abreast of developments.
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