Posts tagged: ancient theatres

What is so special about Cnidus and where is it?

Well, it is an archaeological site, one of the most famous, of a great classical city that existed for over 1000 years (about 360 BC to 650 AD or so). It was well-known for many things and people, but was most noted for the naked statue of Aphrodite in a round temple by a famous […]

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The ancient theatres of the Turkish Riviera

The cities of the Athenian Empire, and later the independent walled harbour cities of the Hellenistic period and Roman period, all had theatres. Many of them remain and we visit them on the coast, with M/S ‘Odysseus’ landing nearby. Many are near the sea as the Greek plays, comedies and tragedies are often performed against […]

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The ancient city of Caunus on the Dalyan River. Who built it and why?

Caunus is one of the favourite ancient sites which we visit on our luxury gulet cruises in Southern Turkey. It is very impressively sited with its acropolis (high city) on top of a large and prominent rock. It can only easily be reached by cruising in a riverboat up the shallow Dalyan River from a […]

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Caunus visiting notes

Odysseus Cruising – Caunus visiting notes Caunus can be visited as part of our itineraries as an optional excursion. One of the most interesting sites on the Turkish coast, with beautiful views, it was once famous as Mausolus’s easternmost stronghold and for its safe harbour in Greek, Roman and Early Christian times. How to get […]

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What’s the difference between a theatre and an amphitheatre?

The words ‘amphitheatre’ and ‘theatre’ are often used interchangeably. However while there are many ancient theatres, few amphitheatres exist, in fact none that I know of in Turkey. The amphitheatres such as the Colosseum (433 x 666 feet/130 x 200m) in Rome, the one in Verona and others elsewhere including the legionary amphitheatres in Britain […]

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