Hellenistic Theatre

Ruins in Pamukkale

Hack across the Hierapolis hillside, in a westerly direction from the Martyrium of St Philip the Apostle, and eventually you'll come to a completely ruined Hellenistic theatre along unmarked goat tracks. Looking down you'll see the 2nd-century agora, one of the largest ever discovered; marble porticoes with Ionic columns once surrounded it on three sides, while a basilica closed off the fourth.