Category: Easy.
Distance: 5.4 km.
Time: 2.0 hours.

Route 1 - Amos by Road

An easy walk on paved roads all the way to the ruins of the ancient city of Amos.

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Amos by Road Overview

The ruins, thought to date back to around 200 B.C., are in surprisingly good condition, and are a must see for anyone visiting the area. The walk takes about an hour (just over 4km) in each direction, although you should allow longer on a really hot day. To visit the ruins you must leave the road for a short distance but the path is in good condition and there are wooden steps to aid the climb to the ruins themselves. Alternatively you can take a rest and enjoy the views before embarking on the return to Turunç.Amos dates to the Hellenistic era and now consists of an amphitheatre on the side of the hill, a temple and statue pedestals. Surrounded by ramparts dating back to the same time, this amphitheater is in good condition, including its seating area, side walls and stage with three chambers. Excavations in 1948 by Professor George Evards Bean revealed four inscriptions, which mentioned three rental contracts, thought to date from around 300 to 200 B.C.

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Preview Route Sections:

  • 1 - Mosque to Antik roundabout (500m)
  • 2 - Antik roundabout to view point 1 (700m)
  • 3 - View Point 1 to Amos Profesörler Sitesi (1.2km)
  • 4 - Amos Profesörler Sitesi to Amos (500m)
  • 5 - Return (2.5 km)

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