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Elaiussa-Sebaste

Ayas | Mersin-Silifke karayolunun 55. km, Erdemli, Turkey
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An Ancient Port City in Mersin

The District of Erdemli located on the west part of Mersin. Erdemli is 37km away from Mersin to the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ebru A
,
Ankara, Turkey
It was second biggest city after tarsus of romen empire

Elaiussa sebastia was biggest city of the romen empire (first was tarsus with 400000... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2018
mustafa k
,
Mersin, Turkey
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Ayas | Mersin-Silifke karayolunun 55. km, Erdemli, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The District of Erdemli located on the west part of Mersin. Erdemli is 37km away from Mersin to the direction of Silifke-Antalya. Erdemli where the Ancient Settlement of Elaiussa Sebaste located is famous for many touristic facilities and archaeological assets as well as citrus trees....More

Thank Ebru A
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Reviewed January 16, 2018 via mobile

Elaiussa sebastia was biggest city of the romen empire (first was tarsus with 400000 population) Elaiussa sebastia was 200000 people. This land consist of 2 pieces. Elaiussa is land (north side / antic theatre) Sebastia is sea port side (south side). Sebaistia was island. It...More

Thank mustafa k
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Reviewed September 5, 2016

Just across the highway from the Med. Sea, about 2.5 kilometers north of Krykos and Maiden's (or Kiz, or Kizkalesi Castle). On the opposite side of the road of those castles (obviously Kis/Maiden is actually on a small island in the Med). But we passed...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

About 45 km dar away Mersin city center. Theatre,bath, villas with mosaics. On the mosaics,there are fish figures. Fish figures at mosaics Shows to us after 59 A.D. (first christian's symbol was fish). After jesus turn it to cruse.

Thank mustafa k
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Reviewed November 10, 2015

We immediately stopped our car to visit the theater which can be seen from the street. What an amazing amphitheater and the ruins of ancient place. Still preserved well and there is some area with mozaic. From the highest point, your could enjoy the view...More

Thank Lanni_12
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Reviewed July 19, 2015

We visited at 7.30 in the morning in order to beat the fierce heat of July! It is situated 4km east of Kizkalesi - approximately 200 metres off the the D400 - and we were able to park free of charge just off the road....More

Thank mikeedeedee
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Reviewed June 8, 2015

Behind the theatre there is a Necropol(Cemetery),once upon time ago,olive oil center of this area. Mersin,ayaş,Turkey.

Thank adanaairporttaxi
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

If you want a quick shot at seeing Roman ruins then this is your place. It has a theatre, an agora (with remains of temples), a smallish villa and across the road i think there is even a palace. The place is certainly not on...More

5  Thank RRC_1976
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

This is the best place to go if you just want a quick experience to view some spectacular ruins. The ruins of a basilica, temple, and theater are located right off the main highway of D-400! It comes up quick because it’s tucked behind a...More

6  Thank Corrine R
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Totally deserted and amazing. We had it all to ourselves and visited in the evening when it was cooler. A perfect visual journey of how one civilization builds over another. Perfect Roman mosaics, unearthed, having been covered by a Byzantine Church. A wonderful small amphitheatre....More

5  Thank SeagullFowey
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