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Address: Aspendos, Serik, Turkey
Description: The best-known attraction among the ruins of Aspendos is the great...
The best-known attraction among the ruins of Aspendos is the great theater, an amazingly well preserved vestige of Roman architecture that may be as impressive as Rome's own Colosseum.
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This was my second time visiting Aspendos, so i was well-aware of the beauty of the theater itself. but the best part of the visit was that we were allowed some free time to go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The Theater has been restored. But do go up the path around the theater and take a walk uphill to see the rest of the ruins

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This was my second time visiting Aspendos, so i was well-aware of the beauty of the theater itself. but the best part of the visit was that we were allowed some free time to go exploring the area. there's a small path on the side of the gate leading up to more castle ruins. it was my favorite part of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is the third of the three main sites round here with Perge and Side. Though not as well excavated as Perge or complete it is well worth a visit. The theatre is amazing and you need a good couple of hours to wander round the site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I came here by the tour (Perge, Side, and Aspendos) Everything was pretty amazing, the building was wel preserved and government restored it so it much even better. There was not a lot to do here except taking pictures and enjoy the breathtaking views from above. I came here in low season, very nice time to visit. You dont need... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The stage area of the theatre is quite well preserved- the rest has a lot of restoration.Beware of the toilets who show a charge of 50 Turkish cents but ask for 1 TL. Claim its all the change you have and pay the 50 cents.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We visited on a cool wet February day - last year when we researched we we found a lot of Museums closed on a Monday but no longer the case Entry fees have increased from 15YTL in 2014 to 20 YTL per person, but our 9 year old was free You must pay in Turkish Lira for all museums Enormous... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

We drove with a rented car from Antalya to visit the Aspendos Amphitheatre, as it is one of the magnificient and well-preserved ancient buildings in the World built by the Romans, but unluckily it was closed due to restoration works as we were there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Give yourself some time to wander these ruins, as there is a lot to see and some climbing to be done. The amphitheater is pretty amazing, and you can climb up some trails to the basillica ruins and see an amazing view of the countryside.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I've wanted to visit Aspendos Roman amphitheatre since seeing it in a textbook at school. I was delighted and a bit emotional to find that it is even better than I could have imagined. The state of preservation is phenomenal, aided no doubt by the fact that it stayed in continuous use add a caravanserai for centuries and so did... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

It's a great place to visit and well worth the trip, it's an awesome and very well preserved historical site, however after paying entrance fee to the site, you then have to pay to park and also to use the toilets !

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