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Aspendos Ruins and Theater

Serik, Turkey
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Serik
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Theaters
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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London
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Spectacular Roman theatre. Half of it inaccessible when we visited because it is being "restored" to be used for oder performances. That would definitely be worth a visit. Be prepared to be hassled by annoying locals dressed as gladiators wanting photo opportunities.

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Targoviste, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

What I liked about Aspendos was the theater, which was very well preserved for a relic.. The worst thing about Aspendos is the side near it where the other ruins are...there are a lot of wild animals such as snakes, frogs, spiders...so i advise you not to visit it in the summer. Also, when I was there,the temperature was 40... More

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Some helpful tips when booking these trips in Alanya to Aspendos.You will find this only when you are about to get to Aspendos that the trip does not include entry it cost extra 20 Lire each person,but it is worth looking around but not as good as Epheus nr Kusidasia..also take plenty water very hot as it is in country... More

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Confirmed with ministry of tourism. Amphitheatre closed for renovations till August 25th 2014. Pity its closed as it is a truly wonderful relic.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

So many travellers to this region are not aware of this ancient Amphitheatre which is situated just a few miles from the centre of Belek. If you like the film Gladiator you will love Aspendos. Possibly the best preserved building of its type anywhere in Europe. Most days you will encounter a Gladiator or two and for a small fee... More

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Calgary, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Wow Aspendos is truly breathtaking, I just loved this amphitheatre. The theatre seats 7000 people and I can assure you that there is not one bad seat in the house. If you go in mid-June to mid-August you can enjoy the Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival it really allows you to imagine what it was like to attend a dramatic... More

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Crete, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Aspendos is famous for its Roman theatre which is still used for performances today. There are extensive ruins on the hillside above the theatre which are worth exploring. There are also good views of the aquaduct.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Crikey..........so much still standing after all these years. We had a great few hours at the theatre, for the younger folks they have people dressed as Roman soldiers etc. Worth travelling 50 or so miles to see it and so very interesting historicaly. Good facilities including a good eatery

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Bucks
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We travelled here as a birthday treat, luckily we had been once before (on a poorly run tour - hence the return) as we had no idea that the ampitheatre was shut for refurbishment. We still has a wonderful morning exploring the old stadium, basilica, church, and other amazing ruins. So much to see!! We also met a wild tortoise,... More

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Hasselt, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The theater, the main reason why you should go here, was closed untill at least the end of May. As we were in Aspendos we payed the entrance fee (20TLR : too much because you cannot enter the theater) and went in. There is little to see here besides the theater. From upon a hill we could look inside the... More

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