Ancient Cities in Turkey

Discover Turkey and visit impressive ancient cities

Turkey's Ancient Treasures

If you are interested in the history of the place where you spend your holiday in Turkey, we suggest you to visit the impressive ancient cities which are the open air museums of our country.

Antique Cities

Throughout its long history spanning over 10,000 years Anatolia, the land that is now Turkey has been the birthplace of many great civilisations and empires all of which have left their mark in unique ways.

During your holiday in Turkey, you can see the heritage from neolithic period when people start farming to classical and middle ages' magnificent cities.

Lose yourself in the ancient cities and archaeological sites of Turkey, such as the Ephesus, Aspendos, Perge, Hierapolis, Aphrodisias, Gobeklitepe, Hattusas, Catalhoyuk, Assos, Troy, Ani, Myra, Side and Aizanoi.

Archaeological Sites

In addtion to ancient cities, there are lots of archaeological ruins in Turkey, for the archeology lovers and fans. From the Neolithic Site of Catalhoyuk to well preserved ancient Greek and Roman ruins, to Byzantine churches and Ottoman mosques, the layers of history in Turkey has myriad architectural, archaeological and religious legacy.

Impressive Ancient Cities

Aegean: Aizanoi Ancient City, Amos Ancient City, Anavarza Antique City, Aphrodisias Ancient City, Blaundos Ancient City, Ephesus Antique City, Erythrai Ancient City, Hierapolis Ancient City, Kaunos Ancient City, Kolophon and Notion, Knidos Ancient City, Lagina Hekate Ancient City, Laodicea Ancient City, Letoon Ancient City, Miletos Ancient City, Musgebi Ancient City, Pedasa Ancient City, Pergamon Ancient City, Phokaia Ancient City, Sardis Ancient City, Stratonikeia Ancient City, Telmessos Ancient City, Teos Ancient City, Tlos Ancient City, Tripolis Ancient City.

Mediterranean: Antiphellos Ancient City, Aspendos Ancient City, Myra Ancient City, Etenna Ancient City, Kekova Ancient City, Kibyra Ancient City, Limyra Ancient City, Olba Ancient City, Olympos Ancient City, Patara Ancient City, Perge Ancient City, Phaselis Ancient City, Sagalassos Ancient City, Seleukeia Ancient City, Selge Ancient City, Selinus Ancient City, Side Ancient City, Termessos Ancient City, Xanthos Ancient City.

Marmara: Assos Antique City, Archaeological Site of Troy.

Central Anatolia: Alacahoyuk Archaeological Site, Astra Antique City, Cappadocia Underground Cities, Catalhoyuk Neolithic City, Hattusha Ancient City, Karahoyuk Antique City, Kilistra Antique City.

Eastern & Southeastern Anatolia: Ani Ruins, Arsameia Ruins, Dara Mesopotamia Ruins, Gobeklitepe Temple, Mount Nemrut, Zeugma Archaeological Site.

Turkey's Ancient Cities
Tlos Ancient City, Fethiye, Mugla