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Ancient Theatres in Turkey

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Turkey's Antique Theatres

Turkey has some of the best preserved and most amazing antique theatres of Greek and Roman civilizations in the world. Here is the list of almost all the ancient theatres known today. Discover Turkey, home of antique theatres.

Ancient Theatres

Scattered around the Aegean and Mediterranean coast of Turkey lie the remains of the ancient theaters of the Greek and Roman world.

Scientific excavations have been conducted in a number of these. Some of the theatres are still intact, and a few of them, such as Aspendos Theatre, have been preserved in a condition that allows them to be used in the present day for performances on a grand scale.

Greek and Roman Theatres

Turkey has the some of the best preserved and most amazing antique theatres of Greek and Roman civilizations in the world. A great number of theatres have partially survived until today.


Best Preserved Ancient Theatres

Approximately 150 amphitheatres are known to have existed in the ancient period of Anatolia, which hosted Greek and Roman civilizations. Here is the list of almost all the antique theatres known today.

Aegean: Aizanoi Ancient Theatre, Aphrodisias Ancient Theatre, Caunos Ancient Theatre, Ephesus Ancient Theatre, Halicarnassos Ancient Theatre, Hierapolis Ancient Theatre, Letoon Ancient Theatre, Metropolis Ancient Theatre, Miletos Ancient Theatre, Pergamon Ancient Theatre, Pinara Ancient Theatre, Priene Ancient Theatre, Telmessos Ancient Theatre, Teos Ancient Theatre, Tlos Ancient Theatre.

Mediterranean: Anemurium Ancient Theatre, Antiphellos Ancient Theatre, Arycanda Ancient Theatre, Aspendos Ancient Theatre, Myra Ancient Theatre, Patara Ancient Theatre, Perge Ancient Theatre, Phaselis Ancient Theatre, Prakana Ancient Theatre, Side Ancient Theatre, Simena Ancient Theatre, Termessos Ancient Theatre, Xanthos Ancient Theatre.

Marmara: Assos Ancient Theatre, Troia Ancient Theatre.


Ancient Theatres in Turkey

Ephesus Ancient Theatre, Selcuk, Izmir


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