Termessos
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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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Lilian Marie
Mold, Wales, United Kingdom21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This is an extraordinary site, quite unlike the order and civilisation of Aspendos or Perge, for instance; both for its ambitious, almost brutal architecture - mindboggling that people built such edifices with gigantic stone blocks and on such a steep site - and for the mayhem that an earthquake created. We'd recommend hiring a car, going with a good-quality guidebook (or downloads), and taking your time up there. The 9km route up from the entrance is tarmac and in good repair. There is a teahouse near this entrance and there are basic toilets at the top car park. Here too, in his hut, is the wonderful Bekir, who has been here for 30 years and is the most kindly and courteous man. If he has time, he can show you carvings you will never spot yourself on the nearby tombs and advise you on the best route to take, so stop by to talk to him and maybe buy a small souvenir. Don't miss the theatre (a good spot for your picnic) or the cemeteries.
Written January 9, 2023
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Lin64_10
Germany22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Stunning landscape, view, impressing remains of the old city.
We took a taxi there and planned 2 h but 3 would have been better, even a whole day if you take along food and drinks - nothing to buy onsite!
Family outing. To enjoy all the sites there you need medium+ fitness. My 10 yr old son loved it including climbing around a little. I´m a flipflop fan but there I recommend proper sneakers.
Get to know a bit about the tracks there, the history and which corners to see otherwise you would miss them, e.g. the necropolis.
I will visit this place again next time, worth while.
Written April 23, 2021
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viennagurl
Brookfield, CT4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
We drove there today. We thought it opened at 8am, but turns out it doesn't open until 10pm. I'm not sure if this is because COVID. We sat around waiting for a while until the guards came and unlocked the park. The hike is very very rocky so bring durable shoes. I almost slipped a few times. The view is amazing!
Written May 30, 2021
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GurTra
Zaragoza, España232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Termessos was the highlight of my Antalya stay and it didn't disappoint me.

The hike was quite intense. I like to climb all over the place and this one was no exception. In many sections, it was difficult to visualize how they were in the past because they were very destroyed, but the fact of being in contact with such old buildings made it worth it.

Details:

The ticket price is 20TL at this moment.

It opens at 10 AM, so don't go early because you'll have to wait.

It is recommended to hire a private driver because the 8 km climb from the ticket booth to the parking lot is crazy to do on foot and dangerous to hitchhike (there are many curves with poor visibility). We didn't see buses around to do it the "adventurous" way taking buses from Otogar.

Wear good shoes, water and food because there is nothing around to buy. In the parking area there are wild boars that get very close to people. Don't be afraid of them. Despite being wild, they are cared for and fed by people from the surrounding area.

There is an area of sarcophagi and tombs that is outside the main maps. It is in the parking area just behind where there are trees and a bench to sit on.

Start the walk along the path on the left. The one on the right (where you can see a door or arch that is elevated and has some cacti) is the exit. Doing the stretch in reverse will tire you a lot because it has a fairly steep ramp.

We were about 3h 30' because I stop a lot to take pictures and I like to crawl everywhere. I think that with less than 3h it would be enough to see the most interesting.

Although you have areas of great shade and breeze, the heat is very high. In the amphitheater area (the highlight of the place) there is no shade. You can go down and go all the way around it, but you'll have to figure out how to carefully climb the unstable rocks. In different sections, there are benches to sit on.
Written July 24, 2022
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Donna R
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Great place to explore ancient ruins and get in a good hike! You climb the mountain with signs along the way to tell you what ruins you are seeing. There are plenty of areas of shade along the path. You do climb on/over rocks. Not too many people either. It is 30 minutes north of the city so you would have to arrange transportation if you don't have a car.
Written June 8, 2023
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Natalia P
Ankara, Türkiye78 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
I recommend to read about the history of Termessos before visiting it. These were no excavations here so far, so you will see mostly ruins located in the forest. The access to the buildings is limited. We were there in hot season when the grass iscfull of horny bushes. So appropriate shoes are advised. Theatre, gimnasium and other interesting things are all on the top of the mountain. If you are going there with a little child or an elderly person consider this fact as climbing up isn't that easy in hot weather.
But...if you do get to the top you will be rewarded with a splended view to the mountains.
Written September 22, 2020
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David
Singapore, Singapore186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
We considered this as the best out of the 3 runs area to visit in Antalya. It provides a nice hike up the hill. Ruins are not in the best conditions compared to the other 2 but we truly enjoy the hike and out takes about 2h to cover the area. Also the cheapest of the 3 though it will require a car. Definitely highly recommended
Written March 18, 2022
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Ed
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
A straight forward hike up to plenty of ancient ruins. None of which are cordoned off or out of reach so you really feel you can get close to the history. We got a 45 min taxi from our hotel in Antalya. Paid 1000 TL for the return journey and for the driver to wait for us and an extra 20 TL entry to the park.

Can’t go wrong with the route once at the car park, literally a straight hike up with a little bit of scrambling at the end!
Written October 20, 2022
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krubesh
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates233 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Family
I loved Termessos. Ruins tucked into overgrown forests. Simply not enough time here. Hammocks and a good book would be a wonderful addition to bring along with you. The theater is hands down the most romantic and beautiful we have seen so far.
Written June 25, 2020
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Goodison70
Wirral130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
I've been to many Roman sites over the past 20 years but nothing beats this place - hidden away in the most wonderful protected valley, totally untouched. Seeing the theatre for the first time is genuinely beyond description (I had a lump in my throat) - and totally deserted. MAGIC.
Written July 18, 2023
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