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Kas Antique Theater Antiphellos


Kas Antique Theater Antiphellos

Antiphellos, known as Habesos or Habesa in the Lycian language, is one of the ancient settlements of the Lycian Region. The city, which took the name Antiphellos after it, is translated as "the place opposite the rocky place", "opposite Phellos". It is one of the member cities of the Lycian Union, and it is known that it is the port of the city of Phellos in the north and has been living since the 6th century BC. In the Hellenistic Period, commercial ventures gain importance and Antiphellos develops more quickly in response to the decline of the main city, Phellos. It became an important port city during the Roman Empire.

Antiphellos has been known as a commercial city since the middle of the 2nd century BC, even though it was restricted to a single vote in the Lycian Union, both with its own coins and with the coins it issued on behalf of the union. The ruins of the ancient city in the Kas District continue around the district and along the peninsula extending in the east-west direction. Remains of the Hellenistic city walls with rectangular stonework can be seen at the beginning of the peninsula and on the side facing Meis Island. In the southeast of the church, which has been converted into a mosque today, where the walls face the harbor, there are the remains of a temple with an unknown temenos. The temple's temeno was made in rectogonal masonry with bossage. The original building was built in the 1st century BC, the later addition was AD. It is dated to the 3rd century.

The better preserved structure in Antiphellos than the temple is the theater. The theater on the southern skirt of the Acropolis hill leans against the hillside and faces the sea with its twenty-six cavea. Seating rows are divided into three parts by four vertical stairs, there are no diazomas.

Where is Kas Antique Theater

Kas Antique Theater Antiphellos is within walking distance from the center of Kas towards the peninsula.

How to go to Kas Antique Theater Antiphellos

Kas Antique Theater Antiphellos' How are you with a 5 walk from Kas center in the direction, there is no need for a car.

Kas Antique Theater Antiphellos Entrance Fee

Entrance is free.