The ancient city of Syedra, The ancient city of Syedra
The ruins of the ancient city of Siedra are located on a hill above the sea coast, near the village of Seki, approximately in the middle between the cities of Alanya and Gazipasa. Siedra was founded by the Romans, the first written mention of the settlement dates back to the middle of the 1st century BC. During its heyday, Syedra was a major port and trade center, minting its own coins. The city consisted of a lower part lying on the coast and an upper part located on a hill. After the capture of the southern coast by the Seljuks in the 13th century, then by the Turks, Siedra was abandoned.
Nevertheless, the mosaics on the city walls, the triumphal arch and three pools, which are filled from a source located nearby, have survived well to this day. On the former central columned street, you can see many lying stone columns. Siedra is currently under the auspices of the Alanya Archaeological Museum, whose employees, together with the municipality, equipped benches, viewing platforms, and laid out wooden steps on steep sections for easy climbing to the top.