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RHODIAPOLIS - II

The Site & Findings

There are 2 thermal baths in the city. The extensive Large Baths dating from the 2nd century cover an area of 1077 m2 and have been excavated. They are remote from the city centre, at the foot of the hill as when it was built no room was left elsewhere for baths of this size, and water could be supplied here at the highest pressure. The southern half of the complex comprises the palaestra which covers 58% of the entire area. The cisterns below form the substructure/terrace of the palaestra on the sloping hillside. The east wall stands to its full height to the level of the vault. The caldarium, tepidarium and frigidarium had windows facing the palaestra on the south, thus profiting from the daylight and sun's heat. The baths had several phases of construction and after revision in the Roman period, radical alterations took piace in the Byzantine period.

Temple in Kaunos / The obelisk was the symbol of king Kaunos, 

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The small baths dating from after the 4th century are located northeast of the large baths and are the most distant building from the town centre. Their location may have been determined by the stream that still flows today.

The agora, two-story stoa and the Opramoas stoa are also important monuments.

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Rhodiapolis, Building at eastern end of stoa

The remains of a small theatre, a temple of Asclepius, sarcophagi, and churches are still visible on the site. In 2011 a Lycian cemetery complex was discovered, dating from approximately 300 BC.

Arcyanda Theater

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Theater & the Monument of Ophramos. (behind-before the restoration)

Lycian Era Sarcophagi

 
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