Nysa Ancient Site

The Nysa Ancient Site is located in Aydin's Sultanhisar neighborhood. The area is known as the "house" of the wonders of Roman architecture. Greek geographer, philosopher, and historian Strabo, who lived there, claims that the villages rise on both sides of a gully. Antiochus I Soter founded the city in the third century BC. Greek mythology states that Hermes was given the responsibility of caring for the baby Dionysus to the mountain nymphs of Nysse. During the Roman era, the city served as a hub for culture and education, and its library is among the best-preserved in all of Anatolia. On the ancient site, travelers can visit the Gymnasium, the Stadion, the Tunnel and 3 Bridges, the Library, and the Anatolian-Roman Theater.