Established early in the 1st millennium BC, ancient Teos, was a state of the
Ionian Confederacy. The city lay over a hill that was to be the acropolis and extends to
the south of the hill, -where a harbor was located. Teos was mentioned to have two
the harbor to the south is the main harbor, and at the head of a little road, is the
second harbor, located to the north- about a mile from the first. Near the south harbor,
which was protected by a mole, the remains of a small Ionic temple were unearthed
in the supervision of the French team. The 2nd century BC
stands with the remains of the skene and cavea, on the south site of the acropolis hill.
Hellenistic walls were constructed to protect the lower city to the south. Also some
square towers dating from the Hellenistic era, are expressed in the southwest part of the
Built by the architect
Hermogenes, The Temple of Dionysus is located in the western part of the lower
city, against the walls. Also described by Vitruvius, it was constructed early in the 2nd
century BC. The temple was consecrated to the cult of Tiberius during the Roman period and
it was completed during Hadrians reign in the 2nd century AD. The temple
was excavated by a team of the University of Ankara.
How to Go ?
The 75km coastal highway from Kusadasi
to Seferihisar reaches to Teos. One may visit the
ancient Teos by Kusadasi -
Seferihisar minibuses that are available inside Kusadasi and then
take a minibus from Seferihisar to Teos, or by a private car, alternatively. The region is
also reputed for its natural beauty such as "Sigacik"
-a peaceful village of