Place Category: Ancient Sites
Alabanda is just lying there in between the village & the meadows: modest & grand at the same time. Discover its grand theatre & intriguing chamber tombs!
Alabanda: countryside meets ancient site
Alabanda is a lesser-known ancient site located in Araphısar, a hamlet near the village of Doğanyurt, not too far from Çine. This is a place where the current village has been built on top of the ruins. Sometimes, people used parts of those ruins in the newer constructions. The result is a healthy mixture of authentic Turkish village life, cows included, with some quite impressive remains and ruins. The setting is rural and peaceful, and you’ll find information boards with explanations in English about the history of the structures and buildings. Alabanda has some pleasant surprises too! Even after we’d done our pre-visit research, we still ‘discovered’ some unexpected finds such as a Classical Chamber Tomb, or the spectacular clay water pipes in the Agora. Take a tour around this beautiful site in this post.
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