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Phaselis

56 km (35 mi) northeast of Finike on Rte. 400 to local road through pine forest, Turkey
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Gardens
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southampton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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Dartford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This is a beautiful place to visit. Sadly when we went, we only had an hour to walk around the place and I wished that I could stay there for a whole day. Its a great experience!! the beach is just beautiful when blue and clear water. The remains of the Romans were interesting, I felt so privileged to be... More

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Great place to visit a full day out the ruins are very extensive , viaduct and baths still fairly intact after 2000 years or more , the entry fee at 8 tlr each very good there are toilets on site and showers (no hot showers) and baby changing ,a mobile catering facility does coffee fresh juices , burgers ,kebabs ,sandwiches... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

There ıs an entrance fee of 7TLR to see a small antıque theatre and a few remaıns of yet another gate that was buılt to honor emperor Hadrıan. The thıng we enjoyed the most were some carvıngs ın pıllars besıde the maın street leadıng to Hadrıan's gate descrıbıng the achıevements of some sportsmen of the vıllage at the tıme. The... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

There are better preserved and more extensive ancient cities in Turkey, but it would be hard to find one that has the combination of features this one has. The ruins themselves are interesting with some reasonably intact structures and enough of the rest to get a good feel for what the city was probably once like. The bath house and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

The ruins at Phaselis would normally be unremarkable. However, the site is on a small headland, nestled amongst pine trees with the ancient main road running between two beautiful small coves. After exploring the ruins we swam in the warm blue waters. As a less frequented tourist site we had the opportunity to really enjoy the area.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

A beautiful port, markedly different from the mountainous terrain we came from. Helps understand the ancient thinking of different people trying to stave off conflict or to enlist the support of a powerful leader.

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Cheshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Visited this place as part of a tour and really enjoyed poking around the remains of a one time very important port. Mainly Roman and early Christian remains, the viaduct would be difficult to build nowadays but the romans were excellent builders, far ahead of those who came after.

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Fethiye, Turkey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This place is one of the magnificent lycian city. A friend of mine told me to spend the nite here in a sleeping bag so I could feel the gods and the sprirt and I did. Spent the nite next to the amphitheater and loved it. Swam in the amazing sea under the moon lite was great. Ruins of the... More

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Perth, Australia
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63 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

This pace has the ruins of a whole town that one can walk through. It is amazing how much has stood the test of time. These ruins are not as preserved as similar ones nearby, but they give one a good sense of a whole town. Worth a visit if driving past, but I would not go out of my... More

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