9 Sights in İzmir, Turkey (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in İzmir, Turkey. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 9 sights are available in İzmir, Turkey.

Sightseeing Tours in İzmir

1. Theater

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The Greek theater of Pergamon is located on the steep west slope of the Burgberg. The first traces of a fortified theater to be paved with wooden stage can be found in the early 5th century BC. BC. Date. The auditorium, the so -called koilon, was created in the late 5th century today. It offered space for 10,000 spectators who got access to their seats via the theater terrace. The terrace design itself with its halls and the temple of Dionyso at its north end was in the first half of the 2nd century BC. BC built. At that time, the theater still had a wooden Skene and a wooden prosk. In the later 2nd century BC In addition to other changes, a first stone stage was built from Andesit, but the stage building behind it was still a wooden structure that could be assembled and dismantled if necessary. Only on the change from the 2nd to the 1st century BC The stage building was replaced by a marble version. A last redesign took place in the 2nd century AD.

Wikipedia: Theater von Pergamon (DE)

2. Demeter tapınağı

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The Demeter sanctuary of Pergamon is a sanctuary for the fertility goddess Demeter, located on the southern slope of the castle hill, which was of great importance especially in Hellenistic times, but also under Roman rule in Pergamon. The sanctuary itself is ancient, its use can be traced back to the 4th century BC. For the new construction carried out under Philetairos and his brother Eumenes, the old city wall was demolished. The first indications of its existence were discovered in 1875 by Carl Humann during the examination of the fortification walls of the castle hill and quickly identified on the basis of inscription fragments. In 1898, excavations began under the direction of Wilhelm Dörpfeld, which initially lasted until 1912. Follow-up investigations and building surveys were then carried out regularly, and the results were presented in a monograph in 1981.

Wikipedia: Demeterheiligtum (Pergamon) (DE)

3. Temple of Dionysos

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The Dionysus sanctuaries of Pergamon are at least two buildings from the Hellenistic period in Pergamon, which were dedicated to the cult of the Greek god Dionysus. They were uncovered by German archaeologists at the end of the 19th century during the excavation of the theatre terrace. Since then, there have been several excavations that have deepened the knowledge of the sanctuaries and the cult of Dionysus in Pergamon.

Wikipedia: Dionysosheiligtümer von Pergamon (DE)

4. Pergamon Acropolis

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Pergamon AcropolisAdam Jones from Kelowna, BC, Canada / CC BY-SA 2.0

Pergamon or Pergamum, also referred to by its modern Greek form Pergamos (Πέργαμος), was a rich and powerful ancient Greek city in Mysia. It is located 26 kilometres (16 mi) from the modern coastline of the Aegean Sea on a promontory on the north side of the river Caicus and northwest of the modern city of Bergama, Turkey.

Wikipedia: Pergamon (EN)

5. Temple of Artemis (Artemision)

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Temple of Artemis (Artemision) autor fotografie Zee Prime Original uploader was Zee Prime at cs.wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Temple of Artemis or Artemision, also known as the Temple of Diana, was a Greek temple dedicated to an ancient, local form of the goddess Artemis. It was located in Ephesus. By 401 AD it had been ruined or destroyed. Only foundations and fragments of the last temple remain at the site.

Wikipedia: Temple of Artemis (EN)

6. Hera'nın Tapınağı

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The Hera Sanctuary of Pergamon is a cult complex of the Hera Basileia from the 2nd century BC on the southern slope of the Acropolis of Pergamon. The associated temple was discovered in 1906 during the excavations of the Gymnasium of Pergamon and excavated from 1911 onwards.

Wikipedia: Heraheiligtum (Pergamon) (DE)

7. Basilica of St. John

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Basilica of St. John José Luiz / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Basilica of St. John was a basilica in Ephesus. It was constructed by Justinian I in the 6th century. It stands over the believed burial site of John the Apostle. It was modelled after the now lost Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople.

Wikipedia: Basilica of St. John (EN)

8. Library of Pergamon

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The Library of Pergamum is an ancient Greek building in Pergamon, Anatolia, today located nearby the modern town of Bergama, in the İzmir Province of western Turkey. It was one of the most important libraries in the ancient world.

Wikipedia: Library of Pergamum (EN)

9. Altar of Zeus

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Altar of ZeusLestat (Jan Mehlich) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Pergamon Altar was a monumental construction built during the reign of the Ancient Greek King Eumenes II in the first half of the 2nd century BC on one of the terraces of the acropolis of Pergamon in Asia Minor.

Wikipedia: Pergamon Altar (EN)


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