Sites & cities that bear the name of Apollonia of Lycia

Apollonia of Lycia

Today in : Turkey
First trace of activity : ca. 6th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 7th century C.E

Description : Apollonia (Ancient Greek: Ἀπολλωνία) was a city in ancient Lycia. Its ruins are located near Kiliçli (Sıçak), a small village in the Kaş district of Antalya Province, Turkey. The city isn't mentioned by any ancient author. The pillar tombs in the necropolis to the north of the city attest to a Lycian origin of the settlement and date to about 500 BC. In Roman times the city was part of a local federation, a sympoliteia, with Simena, Isinda and Aperlae. Aperlae was the leader of the sympolity, which was represented in the Lycian League with one vote. The ruins of a Byzantine church possibly date to the 6th or 7th century AD, so the city was still occupied at that time.

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