Sillyon Ancient City

Sillyon, a Pamphylian city, was established on top of a flat hill with almost steep slopes between Perge and Aspendos, which can be seen from both cities. As one of the richest cities of the Ancient Age, Sillyon is known to be established by the heroes Mopsos and Calchas after the Trojan War.

At a distance of 15 km to Belek, Sillyon Ancient City was the center of episcopacy in the Byzantine period and also survived during the Seljuk period. Gently sloping western direction of the hill is surrounded by city walls from the Hellenistic age. These city walls are complemented with towers, gates and roads to the city. Gate of the city is situated on the city walls on the west of the hill. When you get to the top, you can see remains of houses toward the northwest and the Seljuk Mosque, the Byzantine Church and the cistern towards the west. Having a theater with a capacity of 8,000 people on the southwest foothill and an odeon nearby, Sillyon Ancient City will take you to journey through time.

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