Teos Ancient City is a place where different structures coexist. It is necessary to spend an average of 2-3 hours to visit this place. When you come here, you can see information boards about the ruins you can see. There is also a model of Teos.
Information about the structures you can see when you come here are:
Temple of Dionysus
This temple was built in the name of the most important god of the city. Dionysos, one of the most intact structures of Teos, was built in the 2nd century BC. The Temple of Dionysus, which is in the temple type surrounded by a single row of columns, i.e. Peripteros plan, was built by Hermogenes. Hermogenes was one of the most famous architects of the period.
The Temple of Dionysus, one of the largest temples dedicated to Dionysus in Anatolia, is the most important building in the research history of Teos.
The Parliament Building or Bouleterion, the most solid structure of the Ancient City of Teos, was built in the Roman period in the 1st century AD. This is where the parliament met and decisions were taken. The Parliament Building, which is in extremely good condition, consists of 16 seating rows.
Right next to this area, which has been improved in the light of recent studies, is the Agora, but today there is not much left of the Agora.
Being built in the 2nd century BC, the theater is not very strong as a structure. Teos Theater, which is oriented towards the sea, is a typical Hellenic theater. Its capacity is around 6500-7000 people. During the excavations carried out here in 1963, an inscription was found and this inscription provides important findings about the history of the city.
The Ancient City of Teos was an important port city and had 2 harbors, the South Harbor and the North Harbor. Although there are no remains of the North Harbor, the South Harbor is considered one of the best preserved harbors in Anatolia.
Research shows that approximately 50 ships could be tied to the pier in this harbor during the period.