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Termessos

On the Antalya Burdur Road, Antalya, Turkey
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As featured in Daytrips from Antalya
Ranked #4 of 86 attractions in Antalya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Approximately 34 kilometers northwest of Antalya lies Termessos and the beautiful Güllük Dagi National Park. The ancient Psidian city is built on a... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Termessos is one well preserved ruins which speaks volumes of how life was in the days of yore. As you climb up you come across various buildings which once served its people. The tombs, royal hamams, cisterns et al. Don’t miss the theatre in any case. It’s the best of all considering it’s the highest point of the township. You... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Staying in Antalya, we planned a visit to Termessos and investigated the possibility of hiring a car (150 lira) or a taxi (120-150 lira, depending on your negotiation). In the end we followed instructions on this site. We took the AntRay tram to Otogar bus station (3 lira each + 1lira for a magnetic card), 20 mins. At Otogar there... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Place of history, where you feel it. Alexander the great could not take it. You can understand why. About 30 km from Antalya in north. We were with a rented car. Entry with car is 5 turkish lira per pers. There is 9 km drive from fence to the place with parking. Then this is walk for 2 - 3... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Termessos... If you like walking then you will like this. You can walk up one of two trails for about 20-30min. There is an easy trail and a slightly harder trail. When you get to the top you can see all the ruins and the view from the theatre was amazing. Well worth a visit!!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Make sure you read as much information before you visit. An easy drive from Antalya.....pay at the entrance and head up the winding road to a large car park. Take some food and drinks and enjoy a picnic. Stunning site...the ruins have been subjected to some 'plundering' over the years long ago....take time to really imagine how people could live... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Visited this place back in October 2012. Its amazing to think that this place existed and thrived back in the day. You can just about make out what this place would have looked like with a bit of imagination amongst all of the rubble. Make sure you visit the theatre as there are some amazing views to be had!

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

While beautifully astounding; The well-preserved remains of this ancient city are scattered along a rugged hillside with spectacular views across the surrounding countryside. But you have to be willing to hike up a few miles! Wear sturdy shoes and take PLENTY of water and some snacks if you want to fully explore this site. I would also recommend wearing pants... More

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Termessos is one of my favorite places to go in Antalya. The mountains and scenery are beautiful and the ancient ruins of the city are spectacular, especially the theater!! If you're in Antalya, don't miss this destination. It takes a little drive to get there, but well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

An amazing historical site with breathtaking views from the top! Wasn't very busy at all, saw about 7 or 8 other walkers in 3-4 hours.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Amazing views, very peaceful to be able to take your time and walk around to fully take in the sights. Recommendation would be to negotiate fare with taxi in advance and always haggle (we paid 110 Turkish Lira for a round trip with a 2 hour wait for the taxi driver while we have a look around) - prices are... More

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