REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

Selinus

3 km to the south of Gazipaşa about 45 km away from Alanya, the city is on a skirt of a hill extending to the sea in an elbow shape. There is an acropolis of the city on the hill. There is a cradle vaulted two room bath in the point where Selinus (Hacı Musa) meets the sea. The columns of Agora on sea side have been lost but stylobat but their traces can still be seen. When moved toward the east from the Agora a building an apsis is seen. It is probable that the building was established on a religious temple. There is a monumental structure to the east of the church. The entrance door being the only Islamic structure of the city is surrounded with zigzags motives of Lescuklu in colourful manner. This ruin must have been a mansion. The tomb structure on a cemetrey, which is the necropolis of the city, characterises the burying customs of Kilikya in the best way. Some parts of the water canals of the region still survive at present. The Roman Emperor Traianus died in the city while he was returning from mobilisation and his ashes were buried in Rome. The ruins are dating back from the Roman, Byzantine and Middle Age Periods.