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Termessos

Address: On the Antalya Burdur Road, Antalya, Turkey
Phone Number: 5322748556
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Ranked #1 of 60 Attractions in Antalya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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 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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Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

If you look for peace with, for some special energy - this definetely a right place to go! For me that was one of the strongest experiences in Antalya! Loved it!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Me and a friend hired a car from Belek after staying in a nearby hotel. We saw on tripadvisor that Termessos was an ancient ruins and thought we'd drive up to it. In winter hours the top carpark is open until 4.30pm. with the main gate closing at 5pm. We arrived at 3.15pm and was told the hike up and... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

It was untouched and beautiful, not turned into a mass tourism attraction. We saw only a couple of other people.

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Antalya, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

it is far from Antalya. and you have to climb a long way to the city. when you arrive at the city, it is like a İndiana Jones movie set. destructed buildings and plants covering everywhere. ıt is hard to see whats around. theather is astonishing tho.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

the drive way to the termessos was amazing, so many twist and turns till we reached the termessos, climbing the mountain is bit long but we enjoyed every minute of it, make sure you leave at least half a day to fully explore the area.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A theater on top of a mountain,take a good soar and climb the stairs and hills up to the ancient theater to see a fenomenal view of the surroundings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Getting to Termessos is not the easiest journey to undertake, either a taxi or private transport is required but it is well worth the effort. The site is high up on the mountainside and although it was a warm sunny day (early Nov) it was a little chilly and although we are reasonably fit 40 somethings it took us a... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Certainly the ruins at Ephesus are more impressive. I would probably say the same about Aphrodisias and Permukkale. But the ruins of the city of Termossos offer a feature that the more well-known and more heavily visited sites cannot match. These ruins have not been excavated and/or restored. When viewing temples, arches, agora, sarcophagi, and the (impressive) theatre, a visitor... More 

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Liberty MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had a wonderful time on a self-guided hike through the ruins at Termessos. We rented a car in Antalya and with some guidance, had no difficulty finding Termessos. We enjoyed a strenuous hike through the ruins. What to expect: There is a 5 TL fee at the entrance to the park, and a several km drive to an unimproved... More 

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Layton, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The site has not been restored and that's what makes it so charming. We were the only group there for the day - the cruise ships don't go there. The theater is in a very breathtaking location at the very top of the mountain. Don't rush this visit. I could have easily spent all day at the site just wandering... More 

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