Sillyon – abandoned ancient city of Pamphylia, famous soothsayer based Calchas after the Trojan War, which was repeatedly mentioned by Homer in the "Iliad" ("knowing, what is, that has been or will ").
Sillyon it located at 20 km from Antalya on the east side of Alanya between the ancient cities Perge and Aspendos (on the D400 road is a pointer to Sillyon). The city was built on a high plateau (213 m altitude), so it stands out in the great plains and is visible even from a distance. Although, what Sillyon it located at 15 km from the sea, in clear weather it is clearly visible from the top of the town.
visiting Silyon it must be remembered, it is located on a hill, so you have to climb the steep and narrow paths. Sillyon – This multi-level town, and each of which can take a break from the steep climb and wander around the ruins.
A notable feature of Siliona is currently dilapidated hanging over the precipice amphitheater. This is the result of a giant landslide, in which 1969 It was destroyed almost all the city buildings, including an amphitheater.
From the history of Silyon
– at 469 y. BC. – It referred to as a part of Delian League (Delian league);
– at 333 y. BC. – osaždën Alexander the Macedonian;
– II в. BC. – as part of the Roman Empire. During the Roman Empire Sillyon He reached the zenith – I had the status of a free city, minted its own bronze and silver coins.
– 1207 y. – conquered by Seljuk and is in decline. Next Sillyon already completely ceases to exist.
Entrance to the ancient city Silyon – free.
Sillyon on the map
Text and photos: Evgeny Nazarenko