The Sea of Marmara and the North Aegean Sights



Lefke Kapısı (Lefke Gate)

Lefke Kapısı (Lefke Gate) Review

The eastern gate to the ancient city was built in honor of a visit by the Roman emperor Hadrian in AD 120 and is among the best-preserved remnants of the thick, sturdy fortifications that once encircled İznik. Some of the original inscriptions, marble reliefs and friezes remain intact. Outside the gray stone and faded brick gate is a leafy graveyard and the city's small but technically impressive aqueduct.

    Contact Information

  • Address: At the eastern end of Kılıçaslan Cad., İznik, 16860
  • Location: İznik
Updated: 11-20-2013

Fodorite Reviews

Be the first to review this property


View more trip reports

View more travel discussions

· News & Features

View more blog stories