Tralleis Archaeological Site is 3 km (1 mile) far to Aydin centurum. Founded within the borders of today’s Aydın. According to the myths, it was established by Argostians and barbarian Tralleissians. However, it must have been a city already settled by Karians. After it was occupied by Alexander in B.C. 334, sovereignty over the city frequently changed among the Hellenistic Kingdoms. It progressed in sculpture in the Bergama Kingdom period and the two famous sculptors Apollonio and Tauriskos were trained here. The only building that left standing in the city, the wealth of which is praised by Strabon, is the ruin of a gymnasion built in A.D. 2nd century and called Üçgözler by Aydın folk. The necropolis lies in modern Aydın, at the northern side of the city. It is understood, from the inscriptions found in excavations and from the writings of ancient authors, that there was a Temple of Zeus Larasios and a Zeus Larasios cult was celebrated during the Hellenistic Period. However, its exact location is not known yet. Further srtuctures of the city are the agora, theatre and stadium.

Open daily between 08:00-17:00

Address: Kestane Mountain – Aydın
Phone: +90.256.213 0165
Admission: Free

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