the Hydreion fountain
As well as architectural monuments a number of fountains were also built in Ephesus.
Some of these were built in the name of the emperor, others were built to honor those who had contributed to the welfare of the city.
the fountain of Hydreion beside the statue of Memmius, is one of the most outstanding fountains in the city.
This area formed a small square in the corner of the path of the Corobanthies and was a resting place for travelers.
The fountain was originally built during the reign of Emperor Augustus, to similize the unity of the Roman Empire statues of Dioclation, Maximian, Constantine and Galerius were later added to the structure.
Two of the Pedestals of these statues can still be seen.
Similar statues of these emperors can be seen a little further on in front of the stunning Hadrian Temple.
This spectacular structure had three separate water basins. 4 of the glorious corinthian style columns can still be seen in front of the fountain.