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Known as the port of Myra, Andriace is in Cayagzi, which is a five-minute drive from the Finike- Kas Road via Sapag (past the Demre exit), by continuing for a few kilometeres later at the harbor.

Although described as the port of Myra, 14, Water canal Andriace was actually founded as a sister -town 15-19, Churches 20, Necropolis around the same time as Myra, It was taken in 197 21-22, Sarcophagi B.C, by the fleet of Antiochus III along with the The ancient harbor of Andriace, other Anatolian settlements in the hands of the which has been transformed Ptolemies at the time. Emperor Trajan had stated into a marshy lake, his plans to develop Myra as a port after visiting the area, but this plan was not realized until the of Hadrian.

The port itself was built close to settlement of Demre at the entrance of the hat One of the most striking features of the site i1 aqueduct system supplying the city with water the mouth of the harbor stands the remains monumental fountain dating to the Roman period The agora, otherwise known as the 'Placoma' is the largest structure on the site. It is surrounde, shops on three sides with a large cistern in center. A silo is situated to the west of the agora, whereas this 'granarium' was a building measuring 65 x 32 meters and containing seven separate storage chambers. These chambers were all internally linked but each one had a separate entrance on the facade. The guard rooms , positioned at the sides. The facade was cov with flat stones, whereas the side and rear v were done in polygonal style. An inscription the entrance and a relief of Hadrian and Empress Faustina in the center of the facade indicate th dates to 129 A.D. The facade of this well-prese building also contains a series of reliefs related dream of Heracleon, a state official in Andriace during the 5th century A.D.

Traces of vernacular dwellings and harbor road are near the granary and next to t are semi-roofed quays. A defense tower cal seen on the west of the slope, and the necrol lies to the north of the settlement. Here, one see Lycian-type tombs of the Roman period, two Byzantine churches, as well.

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