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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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well preserved theater which is actually still used

Aspendos theater is not actually ruin, is well preserved and occasionally still used (for example every year in august or september you can visit international opera and ballet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Aspendos theater is not actually ruin, is well preserved and occasionally still used (for example every year in august or september you can visit international opera and ballet festival). You can visit from Side or Antalya (around one hour) or Alanya (around two hours).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Our tour bus drove from Alanya to Aspendos on excellent highways in just over 1 hour. We had a 45 minute visit which was enough time to see just the theater, although there are other ruins to see in the surrounding area. Aspendos theater seems to be isolated in the flat countryside these days. It was not built overlooking a... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

They will sell you 3 location ride. Waterfall, Aspendos Ruins and Theater and ruins of Side for 20 eur. Actually they only sell you the buss ride. Tickets for each location is not included in the ride even though they say it's all included. The lunch which which comes with the trip is basically mocking you because it's a portion... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My wife and I went on a trip from our hotel in Side, to Perge and Aspendos. For £29 each, for a half day, this was great value. Aspendos was the better of the two sites, but Perge is definitely worth a visit too. From the ouside its hard to believe the place dates back as far as it does,... More 

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Fairfax, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

another fantastic Roman ruin and not very crowded compared to those in Rome. we rented a car and drove all around the provence,which wasn't so easy but doable if you have mapsme,google maps or any other mapping program (and a partner to help!).

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Wonderful architecture and engineering. The ability of the ancient civilisations to build such structures never ceases to amaze.

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Keep an eye out for the various ruins on the way to the site - easy to drive straight past them. The theatre is great - but you probably need only about 45 minutes there. Take care on the steps - health and safety would have a field day! Not easy getting down from the top level if you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It was great to visit this site and see such a well preserved theater, you could imagine the fights and performances that must have been put on here. Well worth a visit!

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This was the best Ampitheatre we visited in the antalya region,It has been restored very well , well worth a visit.

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Erbil, Iraq
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A wonderful visit to this marvelous theatre/palace/ruins. still in pretty good condition and with great acoustics this was a fantastic stop on our tour. Good guides, with excellent knowledge, and notices and publications in a variety of languages, made this all very accessible. I particularly liked the carving and painting details that remain in such great detail

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Address: Aspendos, Serik, Turkey
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Turkish Mediterranean Coast  >  Antalya Province  >  Serik

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