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Termessos

On the Antalya Burdur Road, Antalya, Turkey
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As featured in Daytrips from Antalya
Ranked #1 of 85 attractions in Antalya
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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Mugla, Turkey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I bring walking shoes. We therefore it has been very interesting to climb over the rest of only one other group of tourists and hurried lives lived thousands of years ago to imagine what it must be like.

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U.K.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Be prepared to clamber over rocks & through undergrowth. This is a real "Indiana Jones" experience - it is so atmospheric and you feel as if you are discovering it yourself! Take a picnic & have it sitting in the amphitheatre with a fabulous view of the mountains. We stayed 5 hours and hated to leave...

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Llandovery, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

we were very lucky to have the place to ourselfs being out of season would recomend to everyone to see :)

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Istanbul, Turkey
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76 reviews 76 reviews
16 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We loved this place because we love hiking, it is important to understand that it is in the middle of mountain and completely wild, impressive but could be a choc for some people waiting for place like Ephese. We loved it but any way after some days it will not my best memory, to add, the view on the top... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Rent a car, drive up in the mountains and enjoy an amazing day among ruins and nature. Perfect getaway from the busy resort. Suitable for all ages, but you need to be fit, as it involves a lot of walking. The entrance fee to the National Park (where the ruins of Termessos are) is mere 5 TL, which is ridiculous... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We stopped at Termessos on our drive from Antalya to Cirali. We prepped our girls (9 and 11) in advance about the long hike up. The entrance fee was only 5 TL and the kids were free. Make sure to ask for a map of the site at the first gate, they are 5 TL. We did not get a... More

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Busko Zdroj, Poland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We rented a car to go there ( it's I think the easiest and cheapest way if you travel with friends). The road was winding and without crash barriers. You have to be fit to go there, because you have to climb to see ruins. Place was awesome with surrounding mountains and "natural" ruins - totally different than Ephesus. Worth... More

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Quiet place, no coaches. 6 miles up a twisty hill to a car park. Entrance fee at the bottom is about £1.80 per person (2014) and after parking the walk up to the site is 1 mile or 20 mins. Views are fantastic.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you like your ancient ruins, and I do, you will love Termessos! Please be aware that this is not the sort of place to go to if you dont like steep climbs, or walks off the beaten track or clambering over rock...or pillars for that matter, but if you are the whole experience is well worth it. The city... More

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Antalya, Turkey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Termessos is probably the most interesting ancient city around Antalya. İt was about 40 min drive from antalya to there and then we walked around 25 min to see the ruins of the Termessos. The city built top of the mountain and because of that ruins are very well protected. I and My wife liked very much the theatre which... More

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