Andriake Ancient City
Andriake Ancient City
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Lanni
Gaziantep, Türkiye5,345 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
Visiting Andriake means visiting Likia Uygarlıklari Müzesi. The site is visible from the main road in state of beautiful ruins. My favorite is the cistern in Andriake. I never saw other cistern apart from the ones in Istanbul, still intact with its columns. It is no wonder as Andriake is the port of Myra ancient city.

Future visitors can combine the visit of Myra and Andriake in a day. Not sure if Andriake is reachable by public transport.
Written March 14, 2022
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Dean-Traveller
Mugla, Türkiye1,183 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Andriake is the harbour of Myra in classical times but has long since silted up. The main structure surviving is the horrea (granary) built during the reign of Roman Emperor Hadrian around 125 AD. One of the 3 best persevered Roman granaries in the world. One of the others is 40km away in Patara. At Andriake the granary has been rebuilt as the Museum of Lycian Civilisations and houses many interesting finds that escaped the clutches of the museums of Western Europe, Istanbul and Antalya. Not sure what I think about the reconstruction of these ancient buildings but the aircon in the museum is welcome in the summer heat. Exhibits are presented clearly with good signage.

Beside this granary is a large heap of Murex shells, evidence that Andriake had an ongoing operation for the production of purple dye

No AC for Luke, the biblical author, and Paul the Apostle when they came through here on their journey from Caesarea to Rome for Paul’s trial. Is the reconstruction of the Roman port anything like that where they waited for their next ship, most likely a grain ship?

Demre Andriake Örenyeri and Likya Uygarliklari Muzes costs 12.50 TL compared to the 55TL for Myra but there is more to see here.

Easy parking and a fairly level site. Small gift shop and cafe.

Wading birds to watch in the estuary alongside Andriake.
Written August 13, 2021
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Paul Edney
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
We visited this site one Morning from kaş,
Well worth the visit
Brilliant museum on site ,
Also a good gift shop and small cafe
Written October 29, 2019
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ABEONAS
Folkestone, UK4,872 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Never heard of it , love it, murex snails farmed here for purple dye back in the day , mega grain store , churches , the Agora a mega surprise with the best cistern since the one in istanbul! We need to go back as the time constraints curbed our visit
Written October 5, 2019
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Bacchus2304
Istanbul, Türkiye71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
This historical site and the museum are marvelous. Spare a few hours to immerse yourself in Lykian culture. Even the museum store is better than most museum stores.
Written July 26, 2019
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andromache1949
London, UK39 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Andriake had one of the three best preserved Roman granaries in the world. The other two are in Patara 40 km east and in Lepkis Magna in Libya. There is a fine Hadrianic inscription running the length of the façade, a bust of Hadrian and his wife and, intriguingly a small panel depicting a dream had by a guardian. In spring the area around and inside were carpeted with wild flowers.

After many years of excavation, revealing a fabulous cistern and a very early synagogue, the archaeologists received a huge grant. They did great work on the cistern which is now easily visited and recreated the forum above but OMG what did they do to the granary? They re-roofed it, sand blasted the original structure and removed every external sign of age. It now looks like a discount store. Inside is the new museum of Likyian civilisation. This consists of bit and pieces unwanted by the wonderful Antalya Archaeological Museum and a large number of over long explanation boards. What is missing? There is virtually nothing about Andriake itself and very little about Myra, the city it served as a port.

Across the road and the river the other half of the site remains untouched. Such a missed opportunity.
The best thing now is Metin’s restaurant at the mouth of the river, now called Çayağzı, where beautifully cooked fish and chopped salad can be had at the water’s edge.
Written July 10, 2019
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Keith H
Crete, Greece138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Andriake was the port of Myra, so, if you visit Myra there is no excuse not to come here. The site is well laid out with information boards at strategic places. The highlight of the site has always been Hadrians granary which was a ruin when I last visited. The granary has been restored and houses a museum of Lycian Civilizations. It is an excellent little museum showing finds from Myra,Patara,Olympos etc. Opposite the museum there are reconstructions of a trading vessel and dockside equipment. If you are an ornithologist there are hides overlooking the old harbour which attracts migrating birds. The designers of this site have done their best to make it wheelchair friendly.
Written January 24, 2019
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michaelmallin2016
Hong Kong, China2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Well worth a visit. The restored port area is well done, with a paved path leading you through it and ending at the excellent small museum. The ruins, with the agora and large accessible intact Cystern beneath, are well laid out. There is a life-sizes copy of. Roman cargo ship down at the old port area, with amphora stowed in the (accessble) hold.. Friendly English-speaking attendants. Entrance fee 5 Tl
Written June 17, 2018
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Sus1952
Palmerston North, New Zealand2,128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
It is worth taking a visit to this ancient site in a boat. The area is very lovely and you can see many ancient remains just above the waterline and the old harbour underwater. Even though our boat had glass panels to look through it was difficult to see any underwater pottery. It appears that much has been stolen. We were impressed by the Lycian tombs.
Written May 2, 2018
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Alexander Woywodt
Lancaster, UK337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
We spent a morning here in march 2018. The museum is well curated and presented. Plan 2 hours for the museum. There is a lagoon nearby with birds - we saw flamingo and large white egret. We really liked this place.
Written March 24, 2018
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