Izmir Agora is an ancient Roman site that is sandwiched between the streets of Kemerati and the hillside of Izmir. It offers a glimpse of the eighty-five years old history of this area when it was earlier known as Smyrna. It was ruined in 178 AD by an earthquake, but later it was renovated as per the order of Marcus Aurelius, who was the Roman emperor.The reconstructed Faustina Gate and Corinthian colonnade of this ruin are eye-catching, and the vaulted chambers are equally appealing. All this gives an idea to the tourists how this market place would have looked in its heyday.Price: 5 TL.
If you’re looking for one of the best places to visit in Ankara, then Ephesus should be your topmost choice. It is an ancient Roman city port where people sailed to trade the exotic fruits and spices, and it played an important role in spreading Christianity in the first century.It has the largest collection of architectural Roman ruins in the eastern Mediterranean region, and from such a rich repository, only 15 percent has been unearthed. The Celcius Library is the most popular attraction over here that reminds people to value knowledge. The legacy of this region makes the historians, archaeologists, and thousands of visitors flock over here to see the ancient ruins.Location: Atatürk, Uğur Mumcu Sevgi Yolu, 35920 Selçuk/İzmir, Turkey.Timing: 8 AM-6:30 PM.
This is one of the best places to visit in Ankara and Izmir if you wish to gasp into the historical tales of this city! The Acropolis consists of ruins of an ancient structure, with only the pillars remaining now! The rest of the structure is now located in the Pergamon Museum, and apart from this, Pergamon Acropolis also has an erstwhile theatre, located right at the edge of the cliff!Location: Hamsa Suleymaniye, 35700 Bergama/ Izmir, Turkey.Price: 20 Turkish Liras or 236 INR.Timings:-8 am- 5 pm in winter and-8 am to 7 pm in summer.
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