Silifke Things to Do

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    Temple of Jupiter

    by MalenaN Updated Oct 26, 2004

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    Column of the temple

    Just off Inönü Caddesi are the ruins of Temple of Jupiter, a Roman temple from the 2nd or 3rd century AD, when Silifke was the ancient Selucia. The sign at the site said it was transformed to a Christian basilica in the 5th century. But I couldn’t see it as not much remains of the ruins.

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    Kale

    by MalenaN Updated Oct 26, 2004

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    Inside the walls

    The castle is not very interesting to see in itself, but it is worth climbing the hill for the view over the city.

    The castle has been used by the Byzantines, the Crusaders and the Turks. Not much remains inside the walls, but a lot of rubble. The walls are heavily restored.

    There is no entrance fee.

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    Atatürk Evi

    by MalenaN Updated Oct 20, 2004

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    In the kitchen

    Another place in Silifke with an ethnographic exhibition is Atatürk Evi.
    Atatürk Evi is one of very few old Ottoman houses that remain in Silifke. Here there are some rooms showing life in these houses during Ottoman time.

    Also here I was the only visitor.
    There was no entrance fee.

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    The Archaeological Museum

    by MalenaN Updated Oct 20, 2004

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    At the museum

    I was the only visitor at the museum when I was there and while I was walking around the man who worked there came with a glass of tea for me, to drink while I was looking at the exhibitions. There is an archaeological section with artefacts from the surroundings of Silifke, like statues, coins and jewellery.
    There is also, as it usually is, an ethnographic section showing traditional Ottoman cloths, jewellery, weapons etc.

    The entrance fee is 1 000 000 TL.

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    Ancient cistern

    by MalenaN Updated Oct 20, 2004

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    Ancient water cistern

    Tekir Ambari is a large water cistern from Byzantine time. It is carved from the bedrock and measures 46 x 23 metres with a depth of 12 metres. Walking down the hill from the fortress you will see it below.

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    Old stone bridge

    by MalenaN Updated Oct 20, 2004

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    Bridge over the river

    One of the bridges over Göksu River is an old stone bridge built by Vespasian in AD 78. It has of course been restored many times since then.

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    zeus of olbia temple

    by cbeaujean Written Feb 25, 2003
    zeus temple

    3rd cent. bc
    the oldest corinthian temple in asia minor.
    rather well preserved because became a church ...
    40m lenght,22m wide
    6x12 colums,many of them standing always today...

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    roman gate

    by cbeaujean Written Feb 25, 2003
    roman gate

    3 arches gate,integrated into a rampart protecting the city
    halfway up,consoles wearing formerly leading citizens statues.....

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