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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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World class ancient ruin

An amazing place even by Turkish archeology standards. It has nature, charm, history, ambience, stunning views.  Highlight is the tomb of Alcetas, one of Alexander's generals.  To... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

An amazing place even by Turkish archeology standards. It has nature, charm, history, ambience, stunning views.  Highlight is the tomb of Alcetas, one of Alexander's generals.  To get there from Antalya using public transport take the Otagar direction tram from downtown, 2 lira about 20 mins (you need to buy a swipe card at the yellow kiosk), and then walk... More 

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

A drive off the main road then about a 30 minute walk to the top, which is so worth it. Spectacular views and great ruins that are just left as time has passed. The amphitheatre at the back is stunning with a great mountainous back drop. So glad we went here would recommend.

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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Despite the cold and rain it was wonderful to be able to wander freely around the ruins of this ancient city. The terrain is rough but manageable and it is well worth the climb when you come to the Theatre in its dramatic setting.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This ruined ancient city is well worth the drive and the hike. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear for a half mile hike up a rocky path, and for scrambling over the tumbled ruins of this site. Be sure to visit the theater and the necropolis by the parking lot. Give yourself about two hours, more if you want to... More 

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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We pretty much had the place to ourselves and it was a real gift hiking around this immense historic site which seems to float in the sky. It is virtually untouched. What a gem. If you like ancient history, geography and walking I highly recommend visiting the ruins of Termessos.

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Ossining, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

It is about a half hour hike from the parking lot up to the ruins but really worth it. This was apparently the only location in the empire of Alexander the Great that he failed to conquer – you’ll understand why when you climb up to it! The natural beauty of the surrounding mountains is overwhelming, and on top of... More 

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Ayvalik, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The lovely walk up the mountain to the site is rewarding in itself. You should be in minimal good health to enjoy this site. Wear sturdy shoes, hat and sun block and carry water with you. If you go before 10:30-11:00am, you will have the place to yourself. The theater is spectacular. This was our second time here and we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Termessos Park and Thermals is one of the best sights of Antalya city with lots of historical ruins and amazing views over its plato.You must reserve plenty of time to see important part of this spot.Strongly recommended for the ones who can walk quite sometime up and downs through its valley.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

If you love history, this is a must-see historical and one of the most oldest theater in the world you can still see. Whatever you are solo, with small or big kids, this is a great place for you to visit when you visit Antalya for sure! Tips: We book through European travel agency; that was a BIG mistake to... More 

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Bodrum City, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is probably the most ruined ruins we've visited in our travels, but overall still enjoyable. Good walking shoes are definitely required to walk up the rocky paths, and the trek downhill requires some dexterity, as there are broken pieces of history and rocks & gravels all over. We received a simple map and instruction from the kind gentleman at... More 

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