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Termessos

On the Antalya Burdur Road, Antalya, Turkey
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As featured in Daytrips from Antalya
Ranked #1 of 87 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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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I went to Termessos with my sister this summer in August 2014. The place is extraordinary! You'll have to pay only 5 Turkish pounds (less than 2 euros) to enter. However you need to get a taxi to take you from the bottom to the up (we paid only 60 Turkish pounds for a round trip for a taxi driver... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

The ruins are definitely worth the walk. The theatre in particular is spectacular. This is the best historic ruin I have seen in turkey. The cost at the entrance is only 5TL.

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Visited in August in 40 degrees with my teenage son. Was a little sceptical before visiting that it could be as good as the previous reviews state, believe me it is! After previous visits to other sites where you are kept strictly behind barriers I felt guilty about scrambling over ancient relics. It is absolutely worth 3-4 hours of your... More

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It takes a bit of getting to but it is well worth it and the best part is that it isn't crowded. If you go in the summer months as I did (it was 41c the day I visited) go as early as you can. Most of the path is covered in shade but it is still a hike. Do... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We took our hire car out and up to the extraordinary citadel ruins of Termessos. It's an amazing place to walk/hike around but signage is extremely limited so bring information with you. The amphitheatre is exceptional with the awe inspiring mountain of rock behind the (largely missing) skene. Do take the walk out to the fire tower. The guy on... More

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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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