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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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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It is one if the outstanding amphitheaters in Turkey. Once I even watched a symphonical music there. Unfortunately this time there was a renovation on going in the middle of the tourism season which is not understandable. Anyway we saw all once more and smelled and felt thousands of history.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

An interesting amphitheatre, but repairs meant we could access only a quarter of the theatre. There are more buildings to discover but our tour guide (Diana Tours) left us little time and we only stayed half an hour.

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Visited many Roman ruins in Turkey and this one impressive but not the best. Main attraction is the theatre which is undergoing renovation so not able to climb to top level and only one half open. However does give an idea how would have been ever if sometimes modern building materials being used. The workmen were a real chatty friendly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It is a little complicated to arrive to the place if you go by your own. However we could managed to go, you have to take a bus from Antalya terminal and walk a lot, like 3 km because the bus drop you in the main railway and the ruins are inside the town. Nevertheless, I strongly recommend to ask... More

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Centallo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

In the beginning of August we have reserved from a local travel agency of Kumkoy a daily trip to Antalya, Duden waterfalls and the theatre of Aspendos. Only during the trip we have been told that Aspendos theatre was closed due to restoration works. Indeed the other two sites are worth to get to, but we guess it's not correct... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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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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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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