from the theater to the harbor was called the
Arcadian Avenue. Arcadius the son of the emperor
of the Eastern Roman Empire, Theodosius
(395-408), erected an inscription upon restoring
the avenue to its present condition, hence the
name of the avenue.
avenue is 500 m long and 11 m wide. On either
side were covered shops in mosaic-floored
was first built in the 1st century BC and was an
avenue for parades. Highways coming from central
Anatolia ended here. There were many visitors
coming from over the seas with emperors and
proconsuls entering the city via this avenue.
The pictures below show several views of the