Tralles Ruins

Tralles Ruins, Aydin

Tralles Ruins
4.5
Ancient Ruins
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Slow Travel Guide
Faralya, Turkey3 contributions
Jul 2019
A great stop on your way to somewhere else. This site has a lot more to offer than meets the eye. I noticed reviews saying it is fenced and closed. While it is fenced and gated, the gate isn't locked. Just open it, and go in. Don't miss out on the Arsenal, which isn't in the site itself, but on the other side of the street.
Written 20 August 2019
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buzzy7
Maltepe, Turkey101 contributions
Aug 2019
We tried to visit in August 2019, unfortunately the whole site was closed because excavations were taking place, it had a big fence all around the site and looked like it had been closed for sometime. Please check before you go to avoid disappointment.
I wish they had just closed off the part they were excavating instead of the whole site, then we may have been able to see something. We left disappointed.
Written 9 August 2019
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Rod F
Royal Wootton Bassett, UK2,057 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
Not the easiest site to find. It is set in a military area, so be very careful about taking photos. Access is limited. The imperial hall lost its splendour when converted to a cistern by the Byzantines, but the 3-arched gate which formed the entrance to it is truly stupendous. The public latrines have been restored.
Written 30 April 2017
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edantalya
Antalya,Turkey54 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
The remnant of the gymnasion is known as Üçgözler ( Triple Eyes ) among the local people.This is one of the landmarks of Aydın city. It's free and also pretty near to the city centre (5km).I'm sorry that its storage has been robbed recently :(
Written 8 March 2017
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clown100
Aydin, Turkey18 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
This site visit you really need a car as it is a bit out of the way and spread out over an area.But once you get there wow !! the two main walls are amazing the scenery alone is worth the trip next time I visit I am going to explore the small villages in the mountains, a photographers dream.
Written 20 May 2015
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kuletgin
Kusadasi, Turkey363 contributions
Feb 2015 • Family
Tralleis, one of the antique settlements in Aydın province, is located about 1 km far way from Aydın city-center and is still being excavated by the archeologists. As the sources indicate that Tralleis was established after the fall of Troy by the greek immigrants in 12 th BC on the footsteps of chesnuts mountains. Trailleis was a small settlement till 5th century BC and it began developed later and became one of the three cities in population in 4th century BC as well. When the Alexander the great came, Tralleis was surrendered without any resistance with Magnesia and Nysa to him. After the death of Alexander, it was ruled by Selecuids for a long time and it was added to Rome 133 BC. In the first period of Roman time, Tralleis had to pay heavy taxes to Roman empire because of its help Mihridates troops but in the second period was the peak time with development and most of the buildings were made in Roman period. Pompey, Mark Anthony and Juius ceasar have made a great contribution to enlarge the city of Tralles. Trailles was badly destroyed by the earthquake happened in the 1st century AD and it was rebuilt during the reign of emperor Caligula. The city lost its main monuments which were built by Romans during the time of Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottomans. The main buildings in Tralleis today are ; The gymnasium built in 2nd century AD as the center of sport & training & culture center known as “ Uc gözler “ by local inhabitants, a Roman bath with clay pipes & seats, agora as shopping center of the city, a theatre and a stadium with stores around. Tralleis antique settlement was noted for its leather, earthernware pots and two famous ancient sculptors named Apollonios and Tauriskos. Another famous scholar was Anthemius of Tralleis who was one of the architects of St. Sophia built in 6th AD in Byzantine period. The antique site is still being excavated by Turkish government and the findings from excavations are on display in Aydın archeological museum which has been built as one the largest museums recently.
Written 26 April 2015
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