REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

Syedra

Located on about the 20th km of a highway between Alanya and Gazipaşa, within border of the Seki village. The city is entered through a monumental door still remaining on the west of the town. There are several cisterns which provided water needs of the city. The niche caved into the stone in one of the caves is painted with frescoes. The cave must have been used for religious purposes and is known as a baptising cave. There is a bath building on the east of the town. There are mosaics on some part of the bath floor. Just on the west of the bath, in the north-south direction a columned street of the town lies. There are niches on the north walls of the street. In the excavations made by the Directorate of the Alanya Museum since 1994 it was understood that the street is 259x10 metres in size and covered with wooden roof and south is open. There are many inscriptions about races and competition. Other important structures in the town include a temple, a theatre, shops, houses and town walls. The excavations indicated the ruins belong to the period between B.C. the 7th century BC and the 13th century AD.