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Termessos

On the Antalya Burdur Road, Antalya, Turkey
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Ranked #1 of 82 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Have been to this place on many occasions as there is so much to see. The ruins of the city of Termessos are scattered about the mountainside - amphitheatre, baths, agora temple. You will need to spend a number of hours to make the most of this trip. Take plenty of water as this is a national park with very... More

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Sutton Green
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Not for the faint hearted, as you drive 9km off the main road up the mountains and another. 3 k by food. Surfaces are very uneven, so you need to be fit. Great views and worth the visit.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

These ruins are like most but still made a must see the walk up is worth it for the view alone it is fantastic you can also see Antalya in the distance and the water ways here make you apprecaite the ruins all that bit more. I came in the afternoon which made it a very hot hike, I would... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

When your on the beach from the Prenses hotel just turn right and walk up the beach you will see a Galleon anchored at the end of a floating jetty.this is Linda's Tours,take the full day to Manavgat on the Galleon.For around 13 Euros each we spent the day sailing along the coast passing Apollo's Temple and along the coast... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you are excited by discovering how things were 2-3000 years ago, in virtually undisturbed and still mainly uninvestigated city, stick your hiking boots on, take a warm top on & long trousers, water & sandwiches and go early. You will feast your eyes and experience the vast, almost awesome site of amazing building works and a society at its... More

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Rockhamprton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We enjoyed visiting Termessos more than sites in Athens because of the well preserved ruins but particularly because of the lack of crowds. Visiting the site does involve a step walk up to the site so sturdy shoes and water are a must. The time of day that you visit is also a consideration. We arrived in mid afternoon which... More

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It is breathtaking to sit in 5000 person ancient amphitheater at 3000+ feet in elevation and see clear out to the Mediterranean. Take water and snacks, you camera and a sense of adventure.

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It’s better than Pompeii, Philippi, astounding amphitheater, Just Go, don’t miss it and take 4 hours, good shoes, water and a camera and tell the world of this amazing city inhabited from 3rd Century BC to 5AD. Just go!

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We travelled here independently by car and it was a real treat to visit such an amazing site without crowds of other tourists. No buses appear to come here, which is a real advantage. It is quite a climb up to the beginning of the site, but well worth the effort. There is a lot to see, including the extensive... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Hike not bad especially in morning, great ruins with few people so u feel isolated among the history. Tombs, pillars, theatre all fabulous.

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