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We are only 45 kilometers from Izmir and straight away you get into a differrent world.
Sığacık is a quiet fishing village that lies hidden away between the mandarin orchards, the clock has a slightly different pace here and is therefore an ideal place to relax.
There is nothing nicer than to sit in the village and enjoy the warm atmosphere after a meal or just sipping a beer while watching the fishing boats leaving or coming.
On Sundays there is a local market within the castle where the locals offer their goods to you.
Just outside the village there is the antique city of Teos, this used to be the artist city in ancient times. Now, apart from what was there to see, there is an actual archeological excavation on the way and worth a visit, things to see will only get more.
It is very central to other sites worth visiting like Ephesus and Bergama. For shopping you can easily get a day out in Izmir or Kusadası
Teos (Ancient Greek: Τέως) or Teo was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, on a peninsula between Chytrium and Myonnesus. It was founded by Minyans from Orchomenus, Ionians and Boeotians, but the date of its foundation is unknown. Teos was one of the twelve cities which formed the Ionian League. The city was situated on a low hilly isthmus. Its ruins are located to the south of the modern town Sığacık in the Seferihisar district of Izmir Province, Turkey.
Pausanias writes that the city was founded by Minyans from Orchomenus under the leadership of Athamas, a descendant of Athamas the son of Aeolus. Later on they were joined by Ionians and more colonists from Athens and Boeotia.
Teos was a flourishing seaport with two fine harbours until Cyrus the Great invaded Lydia and Ionia (c. 540 BC). The Teans found it prudent to retire overseas, to the newly founded colonies of Abdera in Thrace and Phanagoria on the Asian side of the Cimmerian Bosporus. The port was revived by Antigonus Cyclops. During the times of the Roman emperors, the town was noted for its wine, a theatre and Temple of Dionysus. These are positioned near the acropolis, which is situated on a low hill and had fortifications by the 6th century. A shipwreck near Tektaş, a small rock outcrop near Teos harbour, dates from the Classical period (around the 6th to the 4th centuries BC) and implies trading connections by sea with eastern Aegean Islands.
It was a member of the Lydian group of the Ionian League, one of the four groups defined by Herodotus, based on the particular dialects of the cities. It was the birthplace of Anacreon the poet, Hecateus the historian, Protagoras the sophist, Scythinus the poet, Andron the geographer, Antimachus the epic poet and Apellicon, the preserver of the works of Aristotle. Epicurus reportedly grew up in Teos and studied there under Nausiphanes, a disciple of Democritus. Vitruvius notes Hermogenes of Priene as the architect of the monopteral temple of Dionysus at Teos.
Τέως (Ancient Greek)
Alternate name: Teo
Location: Sığacık, Izmir Province, Turkey
Region : Ionia
Coordinates :38°10′38″N 26°47′06″E
Periods:Archaic Greek to Roman Imperial
Cultures : Greek, Roman
Associated with:Andron, Anacreon, Antimachus, Apellicon, Hecataeus of Abdera, Nausiphanes, Protagoras, Scythinus