Aspendos Ampitheatre Antalya
Located east of Antalya, the ampitheater is famous for its best preserved ancient amphitheater built in the 2nd century AD during the reign of Emperor Marcus Aurelius. The theater has a capacity of 15,000 people and is still used today for performances and festivals. Its galleries, stage decorations and acoustics testify to the success of the architect Xeno. Next to the stage is a small hall used as a museum where some of the ancient masks and clay tablets can be seen.
According to legend, Aspendos first founded by Greek colonists who came to the Pamphylia region after the Trojan War.
The spectators are seated in 20 tiers in the lower part and 19 in the upper part. On the upper tiers, names were engraved in the seat. Several staircases ensure that the theater can be filled and left quickly, similar to how it is organized in football stadiums today. More information about Aspendos and the amphitheater can be found here.