Ancient City of Seleucid
The road from Manavgat WaterfalL leading to north towards the Oymapınar Dam and the ancient city of Seleucia follows one of the river’s tributaries, and rises gradually, providing vistas of the Mediterranean Sea över the pine forests.
The ancient city of Seleucia, which was founded by Seleucids from Syria, is perched on a chasm in the pine forest overlooking the fantastic vista of Side, Sorgun and Lake Titreyen. Visitors wandering among the ancient ruins are accompanied by the fantastic vista, the refreshing fragrance of pines, fantastic bird songs and sounds of falling water. Among the ruins are a remarkable monumental gate with flanking towers, an agora surrounded with colonnaded porticoes, a hail believed to be the library which hosts the Mosaic of Seven Wise Men, an arched bathhouse structure, and the city walls which entirely enclose the city on three sides, the fourth being protected by the chasm. The outstanding ruins here are the church, witness to the start of the Christian Era, the necropolis and the structure believed to be the bouleuterion or the odeon, with its well preserved columns, windows and portal.