SELGE

Selge is located in the centre of Altınkaya (formerly Zerk) village in Manavgat district of Antalya. Selge is an ancient city founded at altitude of 1250 meters. Altınkaya (Zerk) village , which consists of 150-200 houses is intertwined. It is one of the starting or ending points for hikers or climbers. Within the city, there is a theatre with the same structure as the theatre in the ancient city of Aspendos. It is forbidden to make any changes to houses in any way as it is in the grade 1 natural site area. For this reason, most of the houses have remained the same in many years. The city of Selge is thought to be surrounded by walls and the remains of the city walls parts can be seen in some places.

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It is thought that the ancient city of Selge was founded by Kalehes. The city, which was attached to Pisidia, was then taken into Pamphylia borders. The city remained under Lydian, Persian, Alexander and Roman administrations respectively. The historical ruins of the ancient city of Selge can be listed as follows; the theatre carved into the rock, the stadium and Gymnasium in the south of the theatre, the ionic type Temple decorated with Eagle motif. There is a fountain and Agora to the south of the stadium. To the north of the walls extending to the south-west of the ancient city of Selge, there is Necropolis with the monuments of Artemis and Zeus.  The most important remains in Selge are the theatre, which is clearly placed in the hillside towards the south-east. It has a capacity of about 10,000 spectators and consists of 46 seats. The audience section is divided by a wide diasoma. The east of the ancient city of Selge, there is an Agora, which is made of stone slabs surrounded by shops on three sides. In the north, there is a two-story gallery. To the east of the Agora Square, the three-aisle Basilica was later converted into a church. The structure has been completely demolished and only some side wall seams are standing. The colonnaded Street, located on a hilltop, constitutes the main stream of the city. This street is located in the north-East south-West direction and has a length of 300 meters.

On the highest hill in the west, the temple of Zeus and the temples believed to belong to the Goddess Artemis are seen next to him. Behind this hill is a cistern built not only to collect rainwater, but also to keep the water coming through a channel from the north west. The necropolis of the city is located in the East. Selge ruins, which are mostly dated to the Roman period, are especially important in terms of showing how rich and strong Selge was in the 2nd century AD. Selge, Until the 3rd century, has pressed a lot of coins. Selge is a great city for the period since the population has reached 20,000 for a time, and the trade-oriented population holds very fertile lands. In the historical documents, Selge was an independent city, and until the Roman period no kingdom or tyrant could not conquer. While you have seen the ancient city of selge, you can also visit the Koprulu Canyon nearby. The entrance fee of the ancient city of selge is 5 TL per person. If the price changes, our page will be updated as soon as possible. As far as I know, there is no municipal bus to Selge. It is best to go to Koprulu canyon and then reach selge city on foot, 10 km from there, accompanied by a scenic view. As of the beginning of 2019, we will create separate videos for each destination on our YouTube account. If you subscribe to our channel, you will not miss our videos. In addition, we will soon share photos from our Pinterest and Facebook accounts. If you have any information you would like to add to the contents of this page, please contact us. Thank you in advance.