Tours To Old Islamic Ayla
Old Islamic Ayla Reviews
Not really worth an extra trip. The explanations concerning the history of the site are rather poor.. more »
We took a look at the main area and read the history signage which is looking a bit tired and unloved. Obviously since the excavations a few years ago by a US university project it's been left and is.... more »
One of the oldest Christian churches ever built! Many people thought this was an old mosque, but archeologists have now concluded that this is the remains of one of the oldest purpose-built churches in the world. The foundations date back to the late 3rd or early 4th century, and the church was probably in use for about a century before an earthquake devastated the region. Layers of sand have helped preserve the walls, some of which are more than two meters high.
A few, very basic, information boards and some ruins. It's really not very impressive or informative and takes about 10minutes to walk around...
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