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Termessos

Dosemealti Beldesi | Antalya Merkez, Antalya, Turkey
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Ranked #1 of 82 Attractions in Antalya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Fee: Yes
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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Glasgow
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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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Canada
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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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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Cairo, Egypt
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

i like every thing the place thier and very good serivcrs is good it is a quit places the view is very beutiful and i didn,t liked the place out the hotel not contue too much shops

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is a less traveled ancient site with a well preserved Hellenistic theater at the top overlooking the valley below. Even Alexander The Great didn't conquer this city!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I went to Termessos with my sister this summer in August 2014. The place is extraordinary! You'll have to pay only 5 Turkish pounds (less than 2 euros) to enter. However you need to get a taxi to take you from the bottom to the up (we paid only 60 Turkish pounds for a round trip for a taxi driver... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Termessos National Park isn't a developed site. The ruins haven't been reconstructed and are quite extensive, and it is a place you can just wander about, without crowds of people. The walk up to the fire-rangers hut is very worthwhile. the rangers welcome visitors and the view from the hut is extensive. This is a place to go if you... More

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Hillerod, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I have visited these ruins many times. It's up in the mountains. No climbing, but steep walking. Best time of the year is April when it is not too hot. Bring your lunch and sit in the threatre while you eat. This area is big. You can spend 3-4 hours without problems.

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