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Phaselis

56 km (35 mi) northeast of Finike on Rte. 400 to local road through pine forest, Tekirova, Turkey
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Tekirova
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Gardens
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Phaselis is only a few kilometres from Tekirova and easily reached by bus. It is a little further from Kemer, but not much. It is an ancient monument and in a National Park . The entrance fee is 10 Turkish Lira. It is very interesting and has a lovely quiet bay in which to swim or sunbathe.

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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45 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Once can see why Alexander the Great came here and decided to stay for a while before marking on. The pine scented location by the bay is the location of Greek and Roman ruins by the seaside. The amphitheatre is in fairly good condition and with a view of the hills that surround it. The place is overrun by Russian... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A totally unspoilt historic site. If this was anywhere else in Europe it would be a real hit. Surrounded by pine woods and a lovely bay ideal for a picnic. Can be reached by boat or taxi.

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

A ruined city with beaches at each end of the unearthed main street. An amphitheatre and ruins of roman baths and houses. Lovely for swimming, but stony so access a bit hard on the feet. free parking but 10 lira per person entry fee to the site.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I personally didn't enjoy visiting this place. It is far from Antalya, small and below expexpectations. If you don't have a car or haven't joined a tour, you have to walk across a forest to reach this archeological site. I have seen better places, but they don't get as much publicity as this one.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great snorkeling through huge ancient stone blocks. Like a maze of blocks. Very child friendly and clean. Actually good snorkeling and interesting ruins that we found from Antalya to Fathiye. They have some food and drinks there but not high quality like other road side stops in the area.

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Istanbul
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Phaselis is an ancient city ranged on a peninsula surrounded by three small, perfect bays, now protected within the grounds of a beautiful national park. Located between Kemer and Olimpos, and not all that far from Antalya (map), it's a perfect spot for a quiet rest and a splash in the sea from one of the small pebbly beaches. Excursion... More

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Crete, Greece
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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Alexander the Great passed through here on his way to conquer the East. Not the most extensive Greco-Roman site but it's location on the south coast of Turkey is stunning. After exploring the ruins take a well earned swim in one or both of the two ancient harbours.

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Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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64 reviews 64 reviews
53 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Very small and nice ancient Greek city on Mediteranean Turkish coast, nearby from Kemer City and about 50 km south from Antalya. In the morning or evening is it a forgotten part of ancient Greece. Small Agoras, gorgeous main street with a rest of sculptures, three small fishing harbours and amphiteheatre in the stone wall. Dont go to Akropolis, this... More

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southampton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Went on Thomson tour. Guide was brilliant with a wealth of knowledge. Went up the mountains in a cable car first then onto a restaurant in the middle of the forest which was surrounded by waterfalls. Then on to phaselis ruins which were spectacular, at the end of the high street you were then presented with a stroll along a... More

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