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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, Cultural
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Turkey has a lot of ancient greek and roman cities- it's amazing, but to be honest we have visited enough of them to get really impressed of it. We came to Phaselis to spend a day off, didn't expect much but somehow have got this "wow" impression. I really loved the ruins, it's all between high trees! And the beaches... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Stunning beach and mountain scenery with historical ruins too. A location to spend time enjoying the surroundings.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I rode here on my mountain bike from my Hotel in Kiris, it is only about 6 miles away, or around 10 miles from Kemer. You can get a Dolmus to the top of the road, but it 1.25 miles from the road to the beach so bear that in mind and is uphill all the way back! Entrance is... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We made our own way to Phaselis with no problems. Great picture opportunities, plenty to see. 3 great beaches 2 with shale and pebbles 1 sand with a gentle sloping beach, look for the little fish swimming around your feet in the clear water, then finish off your day with a snack and a beer, before the gentle walk back... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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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90 reviews 90 reviews
45 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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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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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
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48 helpful votes 48 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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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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