Discover Seleukeia (or Lyrbe) ,Side and Manavgat Waterfalls on a full-day Private trip from Alanya and Antalya region visit one of the most-photographed structures is the 2,000-year-old Temple of Apollo in Turkey at Side.
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About Seleukeia (or Lyrbe )
The ancient city of Seleukeia (or Lyrbe) is located 15 km north of Manavgat .
The city is known to have been founded as a fortified acropolis town to be used as a final defence and protection site in the case of an attack on Side. Upon the capture of Side by pirates in the 2nd century B.C.,a number of people immigrated to Seleukeia. Based on inscriptions found, it is assumed that the former city of Lyrbe had a long history, dating back to the Hellenistic period,330-30 BC.
The ancient city was founded by Seleucus I Nicator (“Seleucus the Victor”), one of the generals of Alexander the Great. In 322 BC, he established a kingdom which lasted for 70 years. The kingdom expanded to include the western shores of Anatolia and just in Anatolia, five cities were founded in the name of Seleucus I Nicator and Seleukeia (or Seleucia) means “the land of Seleucus”.
Side’s long history it has been occupied by Alexander the Great, the Greeks and the Romans, thanks to its status as one of the region’s most important trading centres. Today you can still see the relics of its ancient past outside the main centre and around the town – these are internationally recognised as some of the most important ruins in Asia Minor.
Side’s sights are quite something. Dominating the resort is a huge amphitheatre that’s still used today for summer concerts. And one of the most-photographed structures is the 2,000-year-old Temple of Apollo – sunset is a particularly good time for pictures. Elsewhere there are Corinthian columns and a museum set in a restored Roman bath.
Private Seleukeia Lyrbe Tour Days & Pick up Times
Everyday ( All Year Around )
Duration: 8-9 Hours
Mahmutlar:08:30am – Obagöl :08:40am – Alanya Centrum between:08:50 to 09:10 am – Konaklı:09:30 am. What’s Included in the Price?
Pick-up and drop-off from/to hotels
Price not Included: Personal expenses