Month: December 2012

Klaros

The site of Klaros, near ancient Kolophon and just a few kilometers inland from Notion, is best located by driving south from Izmir to the town of Degirmendere. Klaros …

Notion

The site of ancient Notion or Notion-by-the-sea is located south of Izmir, thirty kilometers from the town of Degirmendere. Notion served as a port to the Ionian city of …

Kolophon

Kolophon was one of the oldest and most important cities of Ionia. It was situated on the coast of Asia, and its close position to the sea resulted in …

Lebedos

The ancient city of Lebedos, one of the twelve Ionian cities, was renowned for culture and the arts. Little exists to be seen at the site in the way …

Teos

The large port city of Teos was once the center of the actors guild of Ionia. Its extensive ruins, including those of the renowned Temple of Dionysius at Teos, …

Erythrae

There is some uncertainty as to the location of the first city of Erythrae. One authority suggests it may have been moved to its present location in the middle …

Clazomenae

A small island connected to the mainland by a raised causeway across the water, roughly twenty-five miles from Izmir, traveling south along the bay, is the Clazomenae of ancient …

Phocaea

The ancient Ionian city of Phocaea is situated north of Izmir, on the shores of the Aegean, just at the mouth of the Bay of Izmir. From Izmir, turn …

Agora

The agora was the heart of cities in ancient times. All the industrial, political, and administrative activities of the city were concentrated here. In excavations on the slopes of …