Seleucia (Pamphylia)

Overview of Seleucia (2012)
Shown within Turkey
Location Antalya Province, Turkey
Region Pamphylia
Coordinates 36°52′26″N 31°28′34″E / 36.874°N 31.476°E / 36.874; 31.476Coordinates: 36°52′26″N 31°28′34″E / 36.874°N 31.476°E / 36.874; 31.476
Type Settlement
Site notes
Condition In ruins

Seleucia (Greek: Σελεύκεια also transliterated as Seleukeia) was an ancient Greek city on the Mediterranean coast of Pamphylia, in Anatolia, approximately 15 km northeast of Side; the site is currently about 1k north of the village of Bucakşeyhler (also Bucakşıhler), approximately 12 km northeast of Manavgat, Antalya Province, Turkey. It is situated on a hilltop with steep escarpments on several sides making a strong defensive position. The track from the village has recently been clearfelled but the main site is still within a mature pine forest. The German researcher Johannes Nollé has suggested, however, that the remains at this location are not those of Seleucia but rather those of Lyrba.[1]

There are remains of an agora containing a row of two-storey and three-storey building façades, a gate, a mausoleum, a Roman bath, a necropolis, in addition to several temples and churches.Because of its remote location,the site has not been plundered for building materials and the area is littered with columns and other items like large grindstones for flour making.


  1. J. Nollé, "Forschungen in Selge und Ostpamphylien", Araştırma 6 (1988), pp. 257–59.
  • Blue Guide, Turkey, The Aegean and Mediterranean Coasts (ISBN 0-393-30489-2), p. 496.

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