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Greek Amphitheater

Greek Amphitheater

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Right next to Manavgat, and about 60km from Antalya.
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Just outside the old town of Side are the ruins of the roman agora - the old city's center of commercial and cultural activity. The Agora was also the place where pirates sold slaves.
Side has one of the best ancient ampitheaters in Turkey. What is especially interesting about it is that it was built on flat ground, and the entire structure, which is elevated above the ground, has remained intact. In contrast, most intact Roman ampitheaters in Turkey were built into the sides of hills and had no underlying superstructure, making them much more earthquake-resistant.

In the Side ampitheater, you can walk through the seating area, but you can also walk underneath the seats, in the tunnels and ramps through which the spectators would have entered in Roman times. The one part of the Side ampitheater which is not intact is the stage, only a part of which is still standing.

In Roman times, the Side ampitheater was used for plays, as well as for gladiatorial bouts. It could also be flooded for mock naval battles and dramas. Its seating capacity was about 15,000 people.

Today, the ampitheater is still used for concerts and other performances. During the day, it is open to tourists

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Отдых, очень был крут!!!!Впечатлений масса!!!

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