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 in Seferihisar, the 
sun rises over the incomparable beauties, which 
go back to 3000 BC. This historical address has a 27 km.

 

 

 

 Long coast with many natural bays and beaches, which brings together the magnificent Aegean turquoise, and the luminous sun with peoplesığacık ta akşam from all over the world for centuries.


Sığacık limanı ve açıklarında daha birçok balık türü bulunmaktadır , Seferihisar; in addition to its historical riches, is like a 375 squire kilometers giant tangerine garden. It has 8 arts and villages (Urkmez, Sigacik and Doganbey Payamli) embroidered with natural beauties.

 

Teos ta bulunmuş aslan başı(İzmir arkeoloji müzesi)According to Evliya Çelebi in 17th C, Seferihisar was called Sivrihisar. Even though there were no castles in the vicinity, rocks rising from the woods formed castle like shapes. He also wrote that there were 4 quarters, 1200 houses with gardens, a Turkish bath, 7 fountains and 20 stores in Seferihisar. if was a city claimed to be rich in produce with wealthy people.

 

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Sigacik is situated in Sigacik Bay, 5 km west of Seferihisar. In addition to its historical and natural beauties it is also a natural bay. Sigacik, embracing Teos, which is one of 12 Ion cities, takes its name from the times 1521-1522 when it was used as a hiding place.

Once being the capital of Ionian civilization, Sigacik was a rival ofEphesus. Sigacik is on the west of Seferihisar and is surrounded by tangerine gardens. The only height between Sigacik and the center is Tasdibi Hill. Entering Sigacik, one is welcomed by the turquoise sea, the castle dating back to Suleyman the Magnificent, luxurious fish restaurants, peaceful cafes and the green squire with the bust of Great Atatiirk

  In Sigacik a feeling of timelessness captures one with its glittering sea and brilliant sun. This serenity keeps you away from your daily worries like a nymph touching you with her magical stick. Sigacik, with its clear waters, has been a home for the most delicious fish and the most talented fishermen. It has a marina with the capacity of 50 boats. Also the place is suitable for nautical sports such as surfing, sailing and diving.   * Akkum beach with its modest facilities is ready to meet your requirements all day long.
In the fabulous waters of Sigacik one can engage in diving, observe the undersea beauties and fish. For these purposes yachting tours are available. In Sigacik, there is Ekmeksiz Beach, which is one of Turkey's cleanest, and coldest bays. It has a "blue flag" award, it is closed to northern winds and there are also fresh water springs beneath the sea. There are also camping and picnic areas in the pine tree covered hillsides. With its warmhearted inhabitants, Sigacik is just one of Turkey's treasures. The building of a new marina may have positive effects on its potential. Time will show.

  sigacik citadel
The citadel, which dates back to the Seljuk's, is well preserved enduring the dilapidating effects of history, nature and technology. After the destructive earthquakes, it has been reconstructed first by Aydinogullari and than by the Ottomans. After the realization of its strategically importance in the Aegean Sea by Piri Reis, it is reconstructed by Palak Mustafa Pasha with the order of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent, with the stones brought from Teos ruins. The present condition of the citadel dates back to 1521-1522. Despite of its weariness, the citadel greets you together with the harbor and the sea. Previously the citadel, which had been called as "Sigla", was used as a naval base rather than defensive purposes. It ha's three gates named; Kusadasi, Ayasilik and Seferihisar. In the naval base, there are primary walls and secondary walls where there are dormitories and drill fields for soldiers. In the secondary walls facing the sea, there are two towers and two gates. On the walls of the citadel, the second floors of some houses rise and stones from Teas can be seen beneath. On the north sides of the walls of the towers, which face the courtyard, there are parapets some of which are closed. The houses in the citadel are built close to each other, which have one or two floors. Generally the houses are built of sun-dried bricks and they have courtyards. The two-floored houses have bay windows and wooden shutters. The stairs and doors inside the houses are also made of wood. On the north of the citadel, the arch of Barbaras Hayrettin Pasha is ruined.

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The beginning of our Aegean area civilization dates back to 4000-3000 EC. During this time, in the area, the civilizations of Crete, Mom, Ion and Islands have existed. The Aka's who migrated to Mora brought the civilization of Crete to an end. The Dor's who came to Greece from the north also brought their civilization to an end. In Sari Teksiye's The History of Little Asia, Teas is represented as a city of Karya founded by Cretans running away from Aka's in 2000 EC. In 1190 BC Aka's running away from the Dor's and some Greek tribes migrated to the west Anatolian coasts. The first tribe under the leadership of Atamas landed in Teos. He was heartily welcomed. After this hearty welcome is heard, second big group of people under the command of Apekiis came. The native citizens became a minority; hence Teos was no longer a Karian city but became an Ionian city.

According to the writer of The Great History of World Jak Pirenni, Teos has lived its brightest period in 900 BC which was a period of peace provided by the Assyrians. In this period; Teos, Millet, Priyene, Ephesus, Sisam, Colophon, Kalaomen and Eritrea gathered together and formed an Ionian federation. This federation became famous worldwide in the areas of metal processing, overseas trading, business and finance. According to the history ofHeredot, in 546 BC when Persians conquered Lydia; lonians were in the defense. Teos took part in the alliance by sending 17 ships and soldiers. (Considering the fact that the Focaians could contribute only by sending 3 ships, the power of Teos can better be understood).
After the Persian wars, Teas joined the Anik-Delos union together with Athens. In the second Peloponnesian wars, on the disaster of Athens, with the intermediation of Spartans' Zoru and Tsaferin's (Seferihisar) Takes, accepted the reign of Spartans and kept silent to the destruction of the walls. These city walls were reconstructed together with the temples with the help of Athens in the 4th century. Most of the remaining ruins belong to that century.
Ahmet Ersoy who has researched Teos history and claimed that in 2 BC. In the war between the Syrian King of Selefkos, Atonyiis, and Romans; Romans tried to prevent Teos from helping Selefkos. In the meantime Roman's helped and prevented a probable defeat. After the Roman conquest of Anatolia, Teos was under the rule of Pergamon Empire for a while. Teos was one of the first cities to accept Christianity. During this period 5 saints lived in Teos and it became an important religious center. In 17th century BC during the reign of the Roman Empire Tiberius, big earthquakes took place in the Aegean region. These earthquakes won over. The cities collapsed and citizens deserted this region. Thus, Teos became a ruin.
The citizens of Teos belonged to the Bacchus sect. Cevat Sakir in his work named Koca Yurd, wrote that; during the Dionysian feasts, they had decorated a goat as a symbol and marched it through the streets of the city and added that they had made sacrifices in the temple of Bacchus. Teos was the cradle of theatre, the artists had formed the Dionysian society and Libidos was founded as a place for the members of this society for camping and preparation.
Teas is one of the 12 Ionian cities. They were specialized in the areas of seamanship, trade, winery, olive oil producing and textile. Teas' drinking vessels were famous even in the archaic ages. Teos which became rich by trade and maritime was first conquered by Lydian's and than by Persians under the command of Mardonius in 545 EC. After these developments Teosians moved their colonies to Abdera. During the Persian conquest, geometrician and philosopher Tales proposed to establish this place as a center for the confederation of Ions against Persians.
Anekreon, the famous lyric poet, lived in this city in the sixth century. During the Persian conquest he had lived in the palaces of Athena and Sisam and had later returned to Teos.
In the 5th century, Teos became the home of sophist Protagoras, the tutor of the first nuclear theorist Demokritos and Petricles. The Anatolian Ion architecture is influenced by Pytheus and Hermoneges and these also influenced at first the Roman and then the Renaissance architecture. In the temple Dionysus was worshipped and was also known as Setaminios. (Heralding the coming of spring). Dionysus is represented as not only the god of theatre and wine but also the god of fertility. In the temple there is an 'S' shaped statue of Dionysus holding Tyhros in one hand and Kantharos in the other.
The limestone used in building the temple was brought from the Karagol stone quarry. This gray limestone was exported even to Rome starting from 6 BC. Sigacik citadel cannot be placed in Piri Reis' map. Probably, in accordance with his advice, during Siileyman the Magnificent's expedition to Rhodes, Sigla Citadel was built by using stones from Teos. After the Roman em, during the Byzantium reign. Bishop of Teos joined the Christian council connected to the Grecian Bishop of-Ephesus.
According to historical sources, the marble road which went through Teos was connected to Urla Pier which was then called "Kilizyum" and the island where the State Hospital is located on one end, and to Cesme's Ildir Village on the other. Another connection was from Libidos to Ephesus and to Lydia's capital Sard. Thus a connection with Ninova was set.
Many archeological Teos foundings belonging to 2nd BC were returned to Izmir Archeological Museum from Paris Museum. Other historical foundings like ceramics, relieves and statues belonging to later periods of Rome and Byzantium were found and examined, by French Professors Robert and Meboron. Some of these were smuggled out of 

 

 

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