Hieropolis is Here!
Trip Start Mar 28, 2008
8Trip End Apr 09, 2008
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The city stretches between a colonnaded street, paved with limestone, known as the Plateia that ran north and south from the southern gateway to the northern Arch of Domitian. In the area one can find a beautiful theater, roman baths, agora, and a variety of temples in various states of ruin/restoration. The Arch of Domitian is particularly impressive with its two round towers and three portals.
There is also a small museum on the site and remains of a Christian Basilica.
Besides the wonderful ruins (and especially the necropolis) we saw beautiful geologic formations of limestone. It is a thermal area and the limestone terraces with hot pools can be seen from miles along with steam billowing from it. It is really pretty spectacular and has been preserved as a UNESCO site (as have all the archaeological sites I’ve mentioned so far).