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Top 10 Most Ancient Ruins in Turkey

Turkey is one of the powerful countries that is diligently trying to make it to the top. As a transcontinental country, Turkey is both Asian and European. Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, and Syria all border it. That’s why it became recently the chosen locus for many tourists and industries. As for religion, it reflects the peaceful nature of this country as a number of different religions lived together for centuries.

The country expresses its mixed traditions, between the European and oriental, in its monuments. Most of the historical ruins and monuments are of different origins. The Greek ruins, however, are the common ruins there. Many of these ruins are ancient cities inside Turkey could be traced to the ancient Greek and Roman. If it happened that you visited Turkey you should visit these ruined cities as well.

10 Ephesus

Ephesus is one of the best Greek ruins in Turkey. The location where it stands is very old that it is threatened of decay. The place, thus witness a great number of visitors and tourists every year.

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9 Aphrodisias

A stadium of 270 meter is filled with thousands of people every year in the place where Aphrodisias stands. There is also a museum inside that attracts a bigger group of people because of the historical inscriptions on its walls.

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8 Miletus

Miletus was once a very wealthy Greek settlement, but now it is turned into ruins! The Meander River used to pass through it for centuries and in the end it was the reason behind the erosion that hit the unique monuments there.

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7 Aspendos

Aspendos used to be a Greek city that was home for one of the best theaters in the world. Different rulers succeeded on this city, beginning with Alexander the Great till the Roman emperors. Water canals that surround this ancient city give a peaceful impression that helps visitor to enjoy the ruined city!

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6 Hierapolis

Hierapolis is where our ancient tourists used to have their rest by the water. The steeping structure of the site allows for a wide and majestic view to the green surroundings.

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5 Pergamon

Pergamon is a Greek city of great history, not only because of the monuments that it used to have, but because it was the home for great figures like Galen, the physician.

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4 Perge

Perge adds to one of the famous and ancient city in Turkey, Antalya, even more fame and cultural diversity. Just imagine a ruined ancient city bordering another one that is live and populated by thousands of people, and then add the Mediterranean to the scene. (Oh man)

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3 Didyma

Near to Miletus, the ruined city we have been talking about above, Didyma has built a place for its tourists that overlooks the whole city. The best place to visit once you are there, and the one that many tourists got infatuated about, is Medusa in the very heart of the city.

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2 Priene

The Meander river is still playing the villain and eating some of Priene’s precious monuments. Despite of the bad effect and the ruins, the sea that parallels the city borders increases the beauty of the ruin.

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1 Troy

You can trace the whereabouts of the famous ancient city of Troy in Turkey. Though the city is not as you have seen it in movies, neither it is still the same as the chivalric stories told you. The only resemblance between the two Troys is the name! You have to put this fact in mind when you embark upon your journey. Another resemblance is the shore that used to border the city for ages. No wonder, it is a city in ruins.

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