Rodiapolis – the ancient city near the Kumluca, in 90 km from Antalya in the west. It was founded by colonists from Rhodes back in VIII century BC. and named in honor of their historic homeland.

first Rodiapolis We discovered and began to study the Austrian archaeologists have yet to 19 century, but it was somehow forgotten for a long time. And only after a forest fire, what happened in 2000 year, antique city was again found. And since then, every year the University of Akdeniz archaeological research of the city.

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

Get to Rodiapolisa fairly easy – in Kumluca many pointers, furthermore, he is just 3 km from city center. At the entrance to Rodiapolisu you will meet the Rocky Necropolis. However, this is not the city itself, at Rodiapolis You will need to go a little. road Groote, but all 200-300 meters – and before you open the ruins of this extraordinary city.

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

A little history
In the II century BC. at Rodiapolise He lived one of the richest men of the ancient world Opramoas (Opramoas), who donated a lot of money for the restoration of the cities of the Lycian Union. So, for example, at 141 he was restored to his means Amphitheater in the World after a strong earthquake, what svidetelstuet inscription in the theater.

In Rodiapolise It was founded the first library Lycian State and warping the first Asklepion - the temple of the god of health, in which people were treated and collected medical knowledge. Same, as in any other city, in Rodiapolise had its acropolis, agora and temples.

What is interesting Rodiapolis?
The main distinguishing feature Rodiapolisa from other similar ancient cities is its location – on the one hand a beautiful clean views of the sea, and other – mountain.
Besides, downtown, between theater, agora and stoey - long ancient colonnade, It is the once majestic Opramoasa mausoleum (today conducted its reconstruction). This structure size 7h7,5 meters from carefully carved and precisely fitted stone blocks located next to the stage of the theater open. The walls of the monument were once covered with inscriptions of gratitude and praise Ompramoasu.

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

also in Rodiapolise well preserved cistern and after renovation looks great ancient amphitheater.

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) Kumluca Antalya

Log in Rodiapolis while free. But soon after the restoration work there will be organized a ticket pass system.

Rodiapolis – a compact ancient city, walk on it will not be tedious and will allow to enjoy a very beautiful view.

The ancient city Rodiapolis (Rhodiapolis) on the map

Text and photos: Evgeny Nazarenko