Extending southwest from the foot of the tell, beyond the theater, was another colonnaded road (“Palladius Street” as it was referred to in its Byzantine phase) that to a great extent maintained its design from the time of its construction in the first half of the 2nd century CE onwards. Below the road and its western stoa were found remains that indicate a road was already paved there in the 1st century CE, on a similar track, slightly inclined to the west. From the 2nd century CE this was a magnificent colonnaded street built in the Ionic order whose stoae were paved with mosaics and accompanied by shops on either side of it. It was built on the slope of the western hill and therefore was situated on a higher level than the agora to its east. The shops on its eastern side were therefore built on top of the stoa shops of the agora. On the first floor were shops whose openings in the eastern wall faced the agora and numerous installations were preserved inside them, including sales counters and storage jars for food. The ceiling of the shops on the first floor also constituted the floor of the shops on the second floor whose openings were located in the wall facing west, toward the stoa of the colonnaded street. At two points along the road, in its center and next to its northeastern end, there were propylaea and broad staircases in the eastern stoae that descended from the street to the agora.


Remains of another propyleum dated to the 2nd century CE were found below the propyleum that was constructed at the southwestern end of the Palladius Street, at the beginning of the Byzantine period (2.4). It seems that the early propyleum, like the later one, also led to the western bath house (2.3) that was built in its different phases up the hill and at a level higher than the colonnaded street. At the end of the colonnaded street remains of an arch were found that marked the southwestern entrance to the road from the theater road.