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Address: On the Antalya Burdur Road, Antalya, Turkey
Phone Number: 5322748556
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Approximately 34 kilometers northwest of Antalya lies Termessos and the...
Approximately 34 kilometers northwest of Antalya lies Termessos and the beautiful Güllük Dagi National Park. The ancient Psidian city is built on a mountain platform, surrounded by pine woods and an abundance of rare plants. It’s one of the best preserved historical sites of Turkey and, due to its isolated location, an oasis of calm and tranquility.
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Termessos is an ancient ruined town high up in the mountains near Antalya. It is easy to reach by main road, then a smaller winding road and finally by a fifteen minute walk up a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Termessos is an ancient ruined town high up in the mountains near Antalya. It is easy to reach by main road, then a smaller winding road and finally by a fifteen minute walk up a steep path to the ruins of the old city. The views are amazing and the atmosphere and sheer beauty of the site are stunning. It... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Hidden in a forest, Termessos is a amazing jewel for historicians and lovers of the ancient ruins. You must simply not to pass it! Besides, the little restaurant at the entrance is familiar, little, and serves inclredibly good home made food!

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

These ruins are over 2000 years old and are surrounded by stunning nature. The park is easily accessible by car, approximately 30 km from Antalya. There are virtually no crowds and you can walk amid the rubble and imagine how this ancient city looked prior to being toppled by an earthquake. The admission fee is nominal. There are no services... More 

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Wakefield, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is today what it was to go to Tulum Mexico 30 years ago. No barriers, no security, no information to speak of, but total freedom to roam about the ruins. Impressive but at the same time sad that 80% of the site is just tumbled stones and structures. The Theater bassically the only structure you can trully identify is... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Absolutely beautiful, particularly on the day me and my husband visited - it was warm and sunny but not swelteringly hot. The ruins were amazing and the views were breathtakingly scenic. I would recommend very comfortable clothing and shoes, as well as water and snacks. We started our trek at around 10 in the morning and were there for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Rent a car and spend all day there exploring with your family! You will be sore and exhausted but the sites are amazing!

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Nevşehir
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Termessos is one of the best preserved of the ancient cities of Turkey. If you like to visit ancient cities, I highly recommend tahat you can visit this city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Absolutely incredible. I haven't seen structures this old before and was blown away by the workmanship still evident thousands of years later. It's definitely worth the drive time to visit. The park entry fee was TYL10.00 for two of us. I hired a car and a driver for the trip so can't comment on any of the tours. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The ruins were amazing. A bit of a climb but well worth it. The day we climbed to the top the fog rolled in which just added to the whole atmosphere of the place. The stadium is unbelievable. Make the effort and go

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Out of season, with not so high expectances after having visited several other ruins in the area, we were stunned by this places beauty and mighty impressed of what they did 2,5 thousand year ago! I don't think I have ever seen such a nice work in stone. The TIYATRO were amazingly placed with a incredibly view, originally seating 4.200... More 

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