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Very enjoyable and lovely views. Ildir is a small fishing village, lovely people.

We enjoyed our freshly squeezed mulberry and pomegranate juice and freshly cooked- homemade Turkish... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
Iffetcollantine
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Nice view

The view from the top of the ancient city is amazing. It was advised to see the sunset.The road is... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2017
YaseminA322
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Jun 24, 2018
“Very enjoyable and lovely views. Ildir is a small fishing village, lovely people.”
Oct 23, 2018
“Pity the Site is so Derelict and Run Down”
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7003 Sokak | Ildiri, Cesme 35930, Turkey
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

I travelled by dolmus from Cesme, which takes about an hour and a quarter. The dolmus will drop you a short walk away from the amphitheatre. the site has been in use since 88BC,and was visited by Alexander the Great, and was a great trading...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our freshly squeezed mulberry and pomegranate juice and freshly cooked- homemade Turkish dishes at the Sirin Coffee

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Iffetcollantine
Reviewed August 15, 2017

The view from the top of the ancient city is amazing. It was advised to see the sunset.The road is a bit difficult to walk and there are stairs to take to get to the top. The buildings are ofcourse very old and some of...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank YaseminA322
Reviewed April 1, 2017

An hourly dolmus from Cesme to Ildiri takes you near to the site. It is a fairly steep climb to the top of the overgrown theatre so decent footwear required .The path at the top leads to Byzantine remains but there is a lack of...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Above, around and through the sleepy village lies the once important Greek and Roman town. The scale is remarkably large and the lack of tourism makes this particularly interesting. Locals have obviously built homes using the ancient stone and terra cotta. The view from the...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Bradley B
Reviewed March 26, 2016

Erythrai was one of the 12 Ionian cities, although there is little left to see. However, the theatre has been uncovered and, above it, are the remains of a much older Temple of Athena (about 800BC) as well as a (relatively) more modern, Byzantine basilica....More

Date of experience: March 2016
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