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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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Adelaide, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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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70 reviews 70 reviews
9 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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Canada
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194 attraction reviews
455 helpful votes 455 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Romans had a lot of class. They didn't just build a town but placed it in the equivalent of Yosemite Valley. Gorgeous setting.

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Irvine, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A narrow partly wooded uphill walk/climb with some steps and some stones to the ruins of an ancient theater whose back side goes down a steep drop, so when you are in the benches, you see the mountain peak across the gorge (with beautifully changing light) and the steep side of the gorge to your right. Feels close to the... More

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