Erythrai Arkeolojik Oren Yeri

Erythrai Arkeolojik Oren Yeri, Cesme

Erythrai Arkeolojik Oren Yeri

Erythrai Arkeolojik Oren Yeri
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CesmeTraveller
London, UK436 contributions
Mar 2016 • Solo
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. The site is quite demanding and certainly cannot accommodate many with mobility impairments but the view from the acropolis is certainly worth the effort to get there!
Over the years more and more information has been displayed and certain artefacts are to be found both in the Cesme Castle museum as well as the Izmir Archaeological Museum.
Around the village of Ildiri are additional small sites belonging to Erythrai and these are worth visiting, too.
Written March 26, 2016
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Iffetcollantine
54 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
We enjoyed our freshly squeezed mulberry and pomegranate juice and freshly cooked- homemade Turkish dishes at the Sirin Coffee
Written June 24, 2018
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Yasemin A
34 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
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 them are only ruins.But some are very nice and worth to visit.
The entrance is free of charge.
Written August 15, 2017
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Kati T
Lytham St Anne's, UK147 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
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 information . It is a shame that it is so neglected.
Written April 1, 2017
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Steve B
Blackpool, UK155 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
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 port for many centuries,into the Roman period.

The site was uncovered in 1964, and to be honest,not a lot seems to have been done since this time, which is a pity. It is very overgrown, with carved blocks scattered amongst the general rubble. A reinforced staircase looks to have been partially made, but the whole area needs tidying up..... maybe someone should ring Tony Robinson to bring Time Team in, but a lot more than 3 days would be needed to recreate this once magnificent theatre, which overlooks the sea, and it follows that the surrounding fields must be teeming with artifacts and hidden buildings.

The Temple a short distance away ,is a hazardous trek up hill, and not suitable for anyone with walking problems. Once you reach the Temple it is very difficult to ascertain, as the information on a board does not really mean much with the rubble that surrounds you -more work on the layout is needed.

The village itself is pretty, with the odd Greek derelict house around, and several cafe's to sample the Turkish tea....or bring a picnic and admire the views,if the weather is good.
Written October 23, 2018
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Bradley B
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan83 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
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 top of the hill, from the Athena temple is spectacular on a good day, helping one appreciate the commanding presence this town had 3000 years ago!
Written April 12, 2016
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