Byzantine Aqueducts

The Byzantine Aqueducts start east of the Persecution Gate continue into the town center, where they are standing strong particularly around the station, led onto the Şirince strait and head North. These used to carry drinking water from springs, situated east of the Pranga Site in between Belevi and Selçuk, to the Byzantine Settlement in Selçuk Ayasuluk Hill and to Saint John’s Church in the Middle Ages when it was a pilgrimage center.

 

In Byzantine Period, it was built in order to transport spring water of slopes in the eastern part of Selcuk Province to St. Jean Basilica (50m. above sea level) and to surrounding settlements. Aqueduct feet, where marble blocks brought from Ephesus and Artemision are used for the second time as structural material, have 15 meters of height.