Smyrna Mount Pagos (Kadifekale)



Looking through the west colonnade of Smyrna’s Agora, we see the top of Mount Pagos. The beautiful marble buidings which once graced this mountain top have been compared to a crown. One poet compared Smyrna to a statue of the mother goddess Cybele with her feet on the sea and her head crowned with a circle of beautiful buildings. The promised “crown of life” (Revelation 2.10) has been said by some to refer to the top of Mount Pagos.