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Aphrodisias

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   Aphrodisias was changed to Stayropolis then to Caria which became Geyre years after. The ruins which are worth seein in Aphrodisias are listed below:

   *The Tetrapylon which is a monumental gateway built in the 2nd century AD during the time of Hadrian,
   *The Stadium which could hold 30,000 people,
   *The Temple of Aphrodite which was originally designed as an Ionic temple but then changed into a church during the Byzantines,
   *The Bishop's Residence which is said to have been the residence of the bishops during the Byzantines,
   *The Odeon which had the seating capacity of 1700,
   *The Baths of Hadrian which were built in the 2nd century during the reign of Hadrian,
   *The building of the Portico of Tiberius which might have been a gymnasium with a training area,
   *The Theatre which has the seating capacity of 8000,
   *The Tetrastoon which used to be a meeting place surrounded by small shops,
   *The Theatre Baths which have not been completely excavated and
   *The Sebasteion which used to be a shrine where the king was worshipped.

   In the museum of Aphrodisias one can see the busts, decorative and religious sculpture and ceramics.

   How to Go?...   Situated  170km away from Kusadasi, Aphrodisias is close to the village of Geyre, around Aydin. As there is no direct link to the ancient site, it is advisable to visit by tour or by a private car.

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