Above the ‘cotton cliffs’ of Pamukkale is the remains of the Greek city Hierapolis.
This magnificent theatre has the remains of the proscenium, which means we can have a better idea of what it was like in its heyday.
This area has had lots of earthquakes. The hillside was covered with sarcophagi. As the guidebook said “as if they’d been thrown there like a petulant giant”.
High above the site is the St Philip Martyrium (a new noun for me), where the apostle was crucified (upside down).
The church is from the end of the 5th, or early 6th century. It would have been approached via this amazing staircase. Note the remains of the stoop.
It was such a hot day (and we were rather ruined out), so we went and had a cold beer by the spa pool.