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Iotape Ancient City,Iotape, Ancient, City, Alanya, address, where, directions, locations, entrance, fee, working, visiting, days, hours
Iotape Ancient City,Iotape, Ancient, City, Alanya, address, where, directions, locations, entrance, fee, working, visiting, days, hours
Iotape Ancient City,Iotape, Ancient, City, Alanya, address, where, directions, locations, entrance, fee, working, visiting, days, hours
Iotape Ancient City,Iotape, Ancient, City, Alanya, address, where, directions, locations, entrance, fee, working, visiting, days, hours

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Last Update : 2024-06-15

The ancient city, located at the 33rd kilometer of the Alanya-Gazipaşa highway, takes its name from Iotape, the wife of King Antiochus IV of Commagene (38–72 AD). During the period from Trajan to Valerian, the city minted its own coins. The ruins bear characteristics of the Roman and Byzantine periods. A high promontory extending towards the sea serves as the acropolis of the city, and this section, surrounded by walls, resembles a fortress. The structures have largely been damaged. In the small valley where the acropolis connects to the mainland, there is a harbor street. On both sides of the ancient street, there are crepises consisting of three steps, and inscribed pedestals of statues provide information about the prominent citizens of the city.

In the cove located east of the acropolis, there is a rectangular basilica and a small church with a single nave attributed to Hagios Georgios Stratelates due to its inscribed fresco. There are also remnants of a bathhouse in the same area, which resembles other baths in the region. The bathhouse and city infrastructure are still visible. Among the remains on the seaside, there is also a temple dedicated to Trajan. The remains located north of the modern road mainly consist of structures from the necropolis area, including tombs, houses, and walls. In the necropolis, along with the monumental tomb structures, there are also simple structures reflecting the region's tomb architecture and burial customs.