Seleukia (Lybre)
Seleukia (Lybre)
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Micky Apples
Durham, UK404 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Enjoyed visiting this site as part of a day trip and took many photographs along the way of the various ruins, as well as some mountains.
Written 10 December 2022
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Lanni
Gaziantep, Türkiye5,321 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Friends
This is one of off beaten path with easy reach from Antalya / Manavgat / Side by car. There are ruins here and there with most impressive Agora.

The city itself is very easy to navigate as there is "city map" close to "city gate" and its location is mentioned in the "map". We didn't go far and explore every corner of Lybre however we visited its hammam, several ruins, necropolis, some cisterns.

Recommended to go early in the morning with its amazing sun shined. We went in January when it was a bit cold but with sun shined and only 3 people around including us.
Written 21 January 2022
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alfie50
Southwold, UK2,751 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
Went as part of a tour
Bit of a climb up into the hills.
A few ruined buildings in the woods
It was ok and mildly interesting
Written 5 December 2021
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emma
World450 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Friends
A magnificent ancient city with some amazing ruins here and there. A must visit for people who are interested in history and archeological sites.
Written 11 November 2020
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andromache1949
London, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
An easy and well signposted distance from popular Side, Seleuceia/Lerbe/Lyrbe is a much underrated archaeological site. Despite the casual descriptions in the guidebooks, even the late, much lamented Blue Guide, Lerbe has one of the very best preserved agoras in all of Turkey. On the side with the bouleterion all the buildings rise two storeys to the roof line. The small library is virtually intact and enough remains of the colonnade to make it easy to imagine it as it was. An enigmatic arcade under one side of the agora is a highly unusual feature, clearly not the cistern one sometimes finds. Set among pines it is atmospheric and rather idyllic.

Apart from an occasional quiet Japanese tour party and Turkish couples Lerbe is unvisited.
Written 8 June 2019
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Steve M
Side, Türkiye269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
After an easy ride up hill from Manavgat, you will reach the city gate of Lyrbe after 25 minutes.
There is no entry fee, but is for sure the most breathtaking settlement I have seen in years. Be sure to take your time and wander around, there is so much more to be found than the central Agora.
Every hill you take will bring you something new to explore...

Have fun!
Written 19 March 2019
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Amy H
Shropshire, UK161 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
I came here on a day excursion on my birthday while me and my mum were on holiday. It was interesting to learn about the history of the place and got some good pictures. Unfortunately we were with a group who were a lot quicker than me (I have a bad knee so walking up uneven surfaces isn’t the best) and were mostly German so we didn’t understand what was actually being said but that was the tour guides fault for not explaining to us well enough. There were signs around the ruins saying what’s what which was helpful. I would recommend going but maybe not on a bus tour as you don’t get a lot of time to look around. Was lovely to see a new part of the world though and would recommend to tourists staying nearby.
Written 12 February 2019
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luckytrotter
Bayern66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Most people go to the Turkish Riviera for the beaches, but Lybre is a hidden gem. These ancient ruins go back to 300 BC and it’s amazing to see how much actually remains. It’s mystical and magical. If you’re a history fan, I t’s most definitely worth the visit. You’ll be deeply, lastingly impressed.
Written 28 November 2018
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Tbird1600
London, United Kingdom100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018
I had heard about this place and was intrigued. Not on the usual tourist trail but only around a 30 minute drive from Side. I had a private taxi arranged for me buy the hotel and went to the site early in the morning, a morning visit is recommended, as even though the site is in a pine forest, it still gets very warm later in the day. There are no facilities at all, so make sure you take plenty of water.
As you get near the main site, you get tantalising glimpses of ruins through the trees, it's only then you realise how large the site is.
You arrive at a small parking area in front of what remains of the main gate to the city. Here you will find a notice explaining a short history of the site along with an explanation, as to why it should be known as Lybre and not Seleukia, which most know it as. When I got there, I was the only person around and as I wandered through the various remnants of this ancient city, I found it quite eerie.
Like many sites in Turkey (it has so many), there is so much still to be uncovered (The last excavations took place back in the 70's). You wonder what is below, when you find the tops of arches protruding from the pine needle covered ground.
I spent around 3 hours there and found that just right.
Written 13 November 2018
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jobgro71
Wolverhampton, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Family
This place took my breath away! We (myself and my young son) arrived here and the place was empty. It was full of emotion for me, it literally leafy me speechless for a moment. You can “feel” the history. My son (9) loves buildings and we had been to Side to the amphitheatre which left him wanting to see more. This did not disappoint. He was buzzing with excitement learning about its history and how thing would have been here. It’s rubble and stone but safe enough to climb if careful. It’s very hot but not much shade so take plenty of sun cream and water. There is nothing else here (thankfully), so take snacks if you plan to stay for a bit but do visit....it is simply amazing.

We got a taxi who waited for us, we did the waterfall (10km away) and it was a lovely afternoon just visiting both places.
Written 28 September 2018
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