Evdirhan is a caravanserai which was constructed during the period of reign of the sultan Izzeddin Keykavus I on the caravan way from Antalya to Burdur to protect and accommodate tradesmen. Its high walls allowed people to counter attacks of robbers and sustain a short siege.
Evdirhan is a covered square one-store caravanserai with dimensions of 45×80 meters and open patio. There were rooms to stay, a warehouse to store goods and a yard to keep pack-animals. When a salesman stayed here he had to have a bed, a carpet and some food for himself and his animal. The caravanserai provided only water.
Today there are two well remained objects: southern entrance with the wall and western wall with interior domes. The eastern wall is destroyed in a half and the northern wall has only the basement remained. While the scale and the mastery of the domes really impress.
Evdirhan outstands by its Asian medieval architecture among the ruins of the ancient Roman civilization. And this fact makes this place even more interesting and attractive.
The entrance to Evdirhan is free.
Location of Evdirhan Caravanserai in the map.
Text: Jevgeniy Nazarenko