Archeological sites in Türkiye


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Acemhöyük

A fertile plain on the Uluirmak or Melendiz

Bronze Age
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Aigai

A central Aegean city of the Attalid dynasty

Classical Period
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Aizanoi

Phyrgian city in western Anatolia

Classical Period
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Alabanda

Noted for its dark marble and for gemstones

Classical Period
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Alacahöyük

Neolithic and Hittite settlement

Neolithic
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Alahan

5th century monastery on the mountains of Isauria

Byzantine Era
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Alalah

Middle and Late Bronze Age, c. 2000-1200 BC

Bronze Age
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Alexandria Troas

Ancient city sprawls over an estimated 400 hectares

Classical Period
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Alinda

An inland city and bishopric in ancient Caria

Classical Period
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Allianoi

An ancient spa settlement

Classical Period
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Anazarbus

A city which rebelled against the Assyrian king Esarhaddon

Classical Period
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Anemurium

In the Middle Ages, it was called Stallimur

Classical Period
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Antioch

Antioch on the Orontes

Classical Period
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Antiphellos

It's pre-Hellenic name was Habessus

Classical Period
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Anı

A heavily fortified ancient city on the north eastern borders

Byzantine Era
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Aperlae

A city with a lifespan of about 1,300 years

Classical Period
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Aphrodisias

The city was famous for its Sculpture schools

Classical Period
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Aphrodisias of Cilicia

A port city of ancient Cilicia

Classical Period
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Ariassos

A town founded on the 3rd century BC

Classical Period
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Arslantepe

Hitite Mountains

Bronze Age
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Arycanda

Lycian city built on remote terraces in the mountains

Classical Period
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Aspendos

Ancient Greek Theatre

Classical Period
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Assos

A theatre with a view

Classical Period
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Atarneus

The city is known by many for its association with the life of Aristotle.

Classical Period
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Bargylia

Bargylos, who had been killed by a kick from the winged horse Pegasus

Classical Period
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Basilica Cistern

A subterranean cistern

Byzantine Era
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Beycesultan

Bronze Age
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Cibyra

Ancient city on the Cibiratic plain 300m above sea level

Classical Period
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Claros

Ancient Greek sanctuary on the coast of Ionia.

Classical Period
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Cobahöyük

Also known as Sakçe Gözü or Sakçagözü,

Neolithic
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Corycus

Maiden Castle

Classical Period
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Cremna

Ancient town in Pisidia

Classical Period
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Cyaneae

A town of ancient Lycia

Classical Period
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Cyzicus

A tombolo which is said to have originally been an island in the Sea of Marmara

Classical Period
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Dara

Roman fortress city in northern Mesopotamia

Classical Period
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Derinkuyu

Underground city of the Median Empire

Classical Period
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Docimium

Docimium was the most important marble quarry and workshop for sarcophagi...

Classical Period
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Elaiussa Sebaste

Ancient Roman Town

Classical Period
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Ephesus

A world famous library

Classical Period
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Erythrae

Another one of the twelve Ionian cities

Classical Period
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Euromus

Temple of Zeus Lepsinos at Euromus

Classical Period
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Galata Tower

Old Genoese Tower

Byzantine Era
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Gobekli tepe

Neolithic site dating 9500 to 8000 BC

Neolithic
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Gordion

The Gordion knot city

Bronze Age
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Hacılar Höyük

Early human settlement

Neolithic
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Hadrian’s Gate

A triumphal arch located in Antalya

Classical Period
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Halikarnassos

An ancient Greek city in Caria

Classical Period
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Harran

A merchant colony of Sumerian traders

Neolithic
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Hasankeyf

Hasankeyf[a] is a town located along the Tigris river

Bronze Age
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Hattusa

The capital city of the Hittites.

Bronze Age
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Haykaberd

Ancient Urartian fortified site

Iron Age
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Hierapolis

A Phyrgian city located on hot springs

Classical Period
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Iasos

A Greek city in ancient Caria located on the Gulf of Iasos

Classical Period
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Idebessos

An ancient city in Lycia

Classical Period
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Imbriogon

A summer residence for wealthy citizens of Seleukia

Classical Period
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Işıkkale

Işıkkale was established in the Taurus Mountains

Classical Period
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Kaman-Kalehöyük

A multi-period archaeological site

Bronze Age
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Kanytelis

Ancient Cilician city

Classical Period
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Karahan Tepe

11,400-year-old village challenges ideas

Neolithic
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Karain Antalya

Very old cave from paleolithic Era

Paleolithic
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Karatepe

A late Hittite fortress

Iron Age
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Karkamış

City part of the Mitanni, Hittite and Neo-Assyrian Empires

Neolithic
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Kastabala

A Cilician Hierapolis

Classical Period
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Kaunos

A Carian city on the Calbys river

Classical Period
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Kaymakli

Underground City

Classical Period
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Kekova

The sunken city

Classical Period
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Klazomenai

One of the Ionian cities

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Knidos

A city member of the Dorian Hexapolis

Classical Period
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Labraunda

A sacred ancient city for Carian's and Mysinian's

Classical Period
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Laodicea on the Lycus

An ancient city on the river Lycus

Classical Period
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Letoon

A city with temples for goddess Leto

Classical Period
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Limyra

An ancient city ruins on the Limyrus River

Classical Period
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Magnesia on the Maeander

Magnesia was extremely fertile, and produced excellent wine, figs

Classical Period
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Maşat Höyük

The enigmatic marauding Kaskas burned this site during Tudhaliya II's reign

Bronze Age
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Midas City

Ates.... has dedicated (this monument) to Midas

Iron Age
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Miletus

The City of Thales and Anaximander, one of the 12 Ionian cities

Classical Period
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Mopsuestia

The city is attributed to the seer Mopsus

Classical Period
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Mount Nemrut

A mountain top tomb-sanctuary

Classical Period
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Myra

Ancient Lycian City

Classical Period
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Neandreia

Home of the legendary king Cycnus who was killed on the first day of the Trojan War by Achilles and his city sacked

Classical Period
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Nysa

A city north of the river Maeander

Classical Period
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Olympos

A city in ancient Lycia

Classical Period
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Patara

The capital city of ancient Lycia

Classical Period
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Perga

City renowned for the worship of Artemis

Classical Period
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Pergamon

A rich and powerful ancient city

Classical Period
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Phaselis

Greek and Roman city on the coast of ancient Lycia

Classical Period
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Priene

A city built by Alexander The Great

Classical Period
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Rhodiapolis

A successfully planned, very compact Roman city

Classical Period
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Sagalassos

The first city of Pisidia

Classical Period
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Sam’al

Early Bronze Age City

Bronze Age
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Sardis

Sardis was the capital of ancient Lydia

Classical Period
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Selge

Was an important city in ancient Pisidia

Classical Period
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Stratonicea

An important Carian town

Classical Period
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Syedra

Ancient port city

Classical Period
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Tell Tayinat

Inhabited in late 3rd millennium BC

Iron Age
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Telmessos

Was the largest city in Lycia

Classical Period
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Teos

A city on the coast of Ionia, one of the 12 Ionian cities

Classical Period
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Termessos

A city in the skies (1000m altitude)

Classical Period
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The Didymaion

A temple with a statue of Medoussa, don't look!

Classical Period
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Tlos

One of the oldest Lycian cities in Mugla

Classical Period
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Topkapi Palace

Ottoman Palace

Ottoman Era
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Trebenna

A city in ancient Lycia

Classical Period
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Tripolis on Meander

Also named Apollonia

Classical Period
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Troy

A city otherwise know as Illion

Bronze Age
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Tyana

It was the capital of a Luwian-speaking Neo-Hittite kingdom in the 1st millennium BC.

Iron Age
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Xanthos

The Roman theatre of Xanthos

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Yarimburgaz Cave

Old cave in Istanbul

Paleolithic
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Yazilikaya

A sanctuary of Hattusa

Iron Age
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Zeugma

North mesopotamian city

Classical Period
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Çatalhöyük

Oldest structure

Neolithic
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Özkonak

An underground city probably built by the people of Byzantine Cappadocia

Byzantine Era