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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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Alexander The Great Was Here, You ????

It is an antique city on top of a mountain. Theatre has a breath taking view. Alexander The Great attacked the place but could not get it. That is th only city Alexander fail. You... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Antalya, Turkey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

It is an antique city on top of a mountain. Theatre has a breath taking view. Alexander The Great attacked the place but could not get it. That is th only city Alexander fail. You must visit if you have time.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Amazing place. This beautiful old city was devastated by earthquakes about 2000 years ago, after a history of some 3000 years as city of kings and aristocracy. Alexander the Great had conquered all the places nearby but gave up here - too steep a mountain and the inhabitants rolled huge boulders on his army. The ampitheatre is still in good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

If you love climbing hills and roman ruins, this place will not disappoint you. It is also very cheap for entrance fee. We were there during winter/low season which we found was the best time to be there. Not too hot or too cold, and not tOo many people at the site neither.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This marvel of an ancient city will reward everyone, who puts in the effort to climb the steep, rocky pathway, with tremendous views, well-preserved ruins and a strong feeling peacefulness. You literally feel as if you were exploring the unexplored, since Termessos is so inaccessible for many - the last thing to expect are crowds of tourists like in Hierapolis... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

First off, its on the top of a mountain and although you can drive a good distance be prepared to walk up hill. Should note that there is a trail but it does have loose rocks so be careful. The site is unexcavated which I love because it mean less crowds and more imagination. Despite being covered in dirt at... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

If you don't mind walking/climbing up a rocky path you should not miss this place. It is one of the most amazing sites I have ever seen. An ancient city in the forest on a mountain. That describes it the best I guess. You have to see for yourself. But keep in mind that it can be a bit exhausting,... More 

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Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

the antic ruins are beautiful, and the site is amazing. It's a lot of fun and wonder to search in the shrub and discover gates, tombs, etc. The overdrawn ruins are also beautiful, the theatre is wonderfull, I thougt I was going o cry... Beware, if you'e curious and if you want to walk on little path to discover antic... More 

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Antalya, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This great hike in one of my favorite National Forests in Turkey is both historically interesting and great exercise. If you want to do the hike without backtracking you can do a circuit of the site and see some of the very impressive mountainside tombs on your descent and come out behind the giant temple gate near the upper parking... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

One of the best!! It takes a little to hike up to Termessos, but once you're there, every bit of it is mesmerizing. We spent more than 4 hours, and enjoyed every second of it. The amphitheater is very impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Termessos deserves the top attraction in antalya! We had a great time here with numerous of history back from ancient greek and roma. Especially thanks for the help from the reception. An educational trip!

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