This street runs down from the Great Theatre to the harbour which silted up during Byzantine times where the people of Ephesus were forced to move to a new settlement further inland which is now modern day Selcuk.
The Arcadian Street which is 530 metres long and 11 metres wide was built in the late Hellenistic Period. It was restored during the reign of the Emperor Arcadius in the end of the 3rd AD. There were galleries and shops all along either side of the street.
In the centre section is a structure containing four high columns, an element of decoration which was constructed in the 6th century AD. Along either side were gates in the form of monumental arches.
This street extends from the baths to the Theatre. Originally built in the late Hellenistic Period, the street was restored during the reign of the Emperor Arcadius (395-408AD.), from whom it takes its name.
There were galleries and shops all along either side of the street, which is 530m long and 11m wide. In the centre section is a structure containing four high columns, an element of decoration which was constructed in 6AD. Along either side were gates in the form of monumental arches. Since this street extended to the harbour, it was also referred to as "Harbour Street".
This is also a highlight - visiting Efeze.
It was the first temple builded by an emperor!
During the roman period it was a challenge and honor to built temples for Emperors.
The road on the east side will bring you to a house keeping a lot of secret writings - sometimes translated
At the west side of the Agora there is a road leading to the Dominatius Square.
This square is dominated by two pillars and mainly dedicated to Hermes !
Also the Polio Fountain is of interest and showing - without doubt some old shops
This wide street with colomns led to the former port of Efesus which became shallow some time aroud 5 BC and now sea can be seen only kilometers away.
The best place to admire Arcadiana is from the high rows of the theatre....
through via arcadiana,530m length...
on both sides,shops....
even in the night,public lights as in roma and antakya,only!