Phaselis the town was set up by the Rhodians in 700 BC. Because of its location on an isthmus separating two harbours, it became the most important harbour city of the western Lycia and an important centre of commerce between Greece, Asia, Egypt, and Phoenicia, although it did not belong to the Lycian League. The city was captured by Persians after they conquered Asia Minor, and was later captured by Alexander the Great.
After the death of Alexander, the city remained in Egyptian hands from 209 BC to 197 BC, under the dynasty of Ptolemaios, and with the conclusion of the Apamea treaty, was handed over to the Kingdom of Rhodes, together with the other cities of Lycia. From 190 BC to 160 BC it remained under Rhodeian hegemony, but after 160 BC it was absorbed into the Lycian confederacy under Roman rule. Phaselis, like Olympos, was under constant threat from pirates in the 1st century BC, and the city was even taken over by the pirate Zekenites for a period until his defeat by the Romans. In 42 BC Brutus had the city linked to Rome. During the Byzantine period, the city became a bishopric, although in the 3rd century AD, its convenient harbor had fallen under the threat of pirates once again. So it began to lose importance, suffering further losses at the hands of Arab ships, until totally impoverished in the 11th century AD. There was a temple of Athene at Phaselis, where the lance of Achilles was exhibited. It was the birthplace of the poet and orator Theodectes. It was also renowned for its roses, from which the essence was extracted.
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Antipodean (1096) 2013-02-04 10:05
Kia ora Janusz,
Great to see a photo of Phaselis. I visited these ruins several times in the 1980s when they were quite overgrown. Your photo captured the elements of the site, the trees surrounding the aqueduct & the other ruins. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Neil
GREGG (8243) 2013-02-04 10:48
ładnie prezentują się ruiny w otoczeniu
dekanski (489) 2013-02-04 11:08
Odličan ugao! Jasna fotografija. Vrlo dobro, sve pohvale!
Excellent viewing angle! Clear image. Very well, all the compliments!
krzychu30 (8879) 2013-02-04 13:31
niesamowite jakie cuda architektury wznosili ludzie w czasach starozytnych.Bez komputerow,maszyn.
Twoja prezentacja tego miejsca jest znakomita.Podoba mi sie nie tylko sposob w jaki skadrowales scene,ale przede wszystkim przykuwajacy nasza uwage i bardzo malowniczy efekt graficzny(dla mnie wyglada troche jak HDR).Naprawde super,szczegolnie w polaczeniu z tak pieknymi,zywymi kolorami.
lousat (57674) 2013-02-04 14:28
Hi Janusz,the choice of point of view makes the difference,magnificent perspective under the acqueduct archs and very bright details and colors,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
umutlu101 (12170) 2013-02-04 23:52
une très jolie photo de phasellis...
ikeharel (37356) 2013-02-05 8:11
Incredible view of the ancient aqueduct in the forest, Janusz.
masterfully managed the light through the green trees, and good DOF and clarity collected. Much history enfolded through your note about the place.
abmdsudi (26281) 2013-02-05 8:50
There's a feel of tranquility in this shot, enhanced by the depth and perspective afforded by the smooth receding structures. A historic site competently framed as the prominent steals the show and closeness adds to the impact of the shot. This is a neat clean shot of a remarkable ruins, great clarity in rich colors and fine overall contrast. Great works, Congrats.
Hunkar (6624) 2013-02-05 12:12
A superb scene of phaselis with nice details,
Miguel82 (7820) 2013-02-13 12:14
A superb patrimonial interest place Janusz
I can see a beach in the background and beautiful forest
Excellent contrast and sharp shot
Have a good evening
maloutim (8612) 2013-02-20 11:37
We saw that place in 2010 and liked it very much.
You caught the warm texture of the stones beautifully and the perspective of the winding aqueduct gives a great effect.
I had a lovely swim in the sea that we can guess in the background.
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-04-02 22:19
Hello Janusz, very famous, historical and beautiful Aqueduct in Antalya, a place to see so much of history and tradition. Great angle and beautiful composition!