Phaselis Archaeological Site is 59 km (36 mile) far to Antalya centurum. Phaselis was sometimes presented as a Lycian area and sometimes as a Pamphylia area, lying within the borders of both areas. The city was ruled by the Persians in the 5th century B.C., by the Caria Satrap Mausolos in the 4th century and then by the Limyra King Perikles. One of the most colorful pages in the history of the city was when Alexander the Great was greeted by the city with a golden crown in 333 B.C. Phaselis, which passed though several hands after Alexander the Great became a member of the Lycian League in 167 B.C. and struck its coins. After being subject to the plundering of the pirates of its neighboring city Olympos, it came under Roman rule in 43 B.C. This was a period of reconstruction and the beginning of 300 years of peace in the city. Emperor Hadrian visits the city in 129 A.D. The monumental single arch at the entrance of the main road starting at the southern port was constructed in honor of this visit. During the centuries of Byzantine rule Phaselis was one of the cities that participated in the Council of Chalcedon in 451. After the Muslim raids of the 7th century a new period of peace began in the 8th century. Phaselis lost its importance after the invasion by the Seljuks in 1158 and because of earthquakes ruined the area the port lost its function. The city was abandoned completely after the beginning of the 13th century. Most of the remaining ruins date from the Roman and Byzantine periods. These line both sides of the main road which links the north-south ports and form the main axis of the city. The road broadens between the agora and the theatre and forms a small square.

Open daily between 09:00-17:00
Address: Tekirova, Kemer – Antalya
Tel: +90.242.821 45 06
Admission: 8 TL

* Ticket booths are closing 30 minutes or an hour before the museum closing time*

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