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Address: On the Antalya Burdur Road, Antalya 07100, Turkey
Phone Number: 902422385688
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Approximately 34 kilometers northwest of Antalya lies Termessos and the...

Approximately 34 kilometers northwest of Antalya lies Termessos and the beautiful Güllük Dagi National Park. The ancient Psidian city is built on a mountain platform, surrounded by pine woods and an abundance of rare plants. It’s one of the best preserved historical sites of Turkey and, due to its isolated location, an oasis of calm and tranquility.

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Fantastic. Simply beautiful views.

People on here are being extremely dramatic about the path/hike, of course it helps to be fit and of course you need to be steady on your feet but like anything that involves... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

People on here are being extremely dramatic about the path/hike, of course it helps to be fit and of course you need to be steady on your feet but like anything that involves steep paths and rocks you use your common sense and wear suitable footwear and be careful. The walk to the theatre is about 40 mins but there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hike to the ruins will be tough for kids younger than 9 or so in the hot summer months. However, the hike is worth it. The sweeping views are breathtaking. The road up to the site was twisting but good and easy to drive. The famous theater set against the mountainous background was awe-inspiring. The site costs 5 lira... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You cannot visit with children. You must walk very very much after you get off the car. There is no way...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hate to tell how great it is-- because lots of its charm is that it isn't crowded. Its 100% in original condition of when it was abandoned 1300 years ago.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cam here with my wife learned few things about the area , but I guess its not our kind of entertainment .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

A long climb in hot weather and difficult underfoot but well worth it when you see the wonderful amphitheatre!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Termessos is around 30 km from the Antalya city center, and I don't think it is possible to get here by public transportation. So, if you are a group of people, you may rent a car rather than joining to the tourist tours, as it will be a cheaper option. I spent 4 hours in this place, mostly walking and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

If you love walking/climbing and exploring archaeological sites, this is a must half-day trip from Antalya. We were 4 of us & took a cab from Antalya city center after agreeing the rates with the driver who agreed to wait for us at Termessos for 3 hours. A small entrance fee of 5TL, and you can start exploring the ruins.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

An antic city at the top of a forest covered hill, unfortunately services do ride up to a certain point and the rest you have to climb on foot but definetely worths it with a marvelous view and fascinating touch to antic Lykean city of Thermessos. Not to mention the lovely natural sights that impress the visitors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Away from the touristic path because this side is UP in the mountains. If you wish to go there, be prepared to climb the hill, wear good shoes and take water with you. Once you are on the top, more than 1000 meters high, the view is great . Termessos requires at least half a day, preferably in the morning,... More 

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