COORDINATES: 36º19’55.09’’N // 29º17’23.87’’ETIPOLOGY: Greek theatre. Not urban.
DATE: First half of II B.C.
TRANSFORMATIONS: Rebuilt in II A.D.
CAPACITY: 5.700 spectators.
CAVEA: Facing north-west. Built in hollow. 79 m. diameter, cavea exceeds semicircle. Maenianum: Ima cavea with 16 rows of seats in 12 cunei, top rows with continuous back; Summa cavea with 17 rows in 20 cunei. Frieze with bearbead heads of Dionysos in east doorway arched.
ORCHESTRA: It was surrounded by podium. Not excavated.
STAGE BUILDING: Proscaenium with Doric half-columns; Scaenae frons had two-storey columnatio.
LOCATION: Theatre is part of Xanthian sanctuary of Letoon, the sanctuary is in modern Kumluova, 4 klm. south-west from Kinik, 70 klm. south from Fethiye.
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“If it had happened short or long time ago
I do not know
if we did this trip
or just seems to me
I do not know”