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Aspendos Ruins and Theater

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Address: Aspendos, Serik, Turkey
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The best-known attraction among the ruins of Aspendos is the great theater,...

The best-known attraction among the ruins of Aspendos is the great theater, an amazingly well preserved vestige of Roman architecture that may be as impressive as Rome's own Colosseum.

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A Must See

If your into ancient ruins and architecture, this is a must see visit, with 92 steps to the to of the coliseum. There is a visitors shop which is reasonable, refreshments and... read more

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If your into ancient ruins and architecture, this is a must see visit, with 92 steps to the to of the coliseum. There is a visitors shop which is reasonable, refreshments and toilets.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We all really enjoyed our visit here, and found it very interesting. The entrance fee at 25 tlr was more than reasonable, the drinks and photos where also priced and a fair level, all in all a good visit.

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Thank John D
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The theater is very well maintained, definitely worth a visit! Bigger than the amphitheater in Side. It's surrounded by other ruins.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm so glad we made the effort to see this theater. It is reportedly the best preserved amphitheatre in the middle East. It certainly seems that way. They still have performances here, if you can coordinate your timing it would be an experience I'm sure.

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to see it. Beside that you can awesome photos for instagram, It is impressive building: just stop for 30 minutes, and imagine how more than 1000 years ago people were siting like you and watching actors playing or gladiators fighting. If you turn left when you go out of the main building, you will see breathtaking view of... More 

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Chongqing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see in Antalya, but there are some tips: 1 take some water with you. They have some at the gate, but the price is higher than in the supermarket. Also the whole thing could take up to 90 minutes (it took us this much to have a look around) and they only sell water at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have ordered Aspendos-Perge-Antalya taxi tour from our hotel in Belek (125€). Aspendos theatre itself is very beautiful and well preserved, unforntunetaly we didnt know that there are some ruins on the hill that you can visit. Entrance fee was 25Lira. They don't accept credit cards or euros!!! We had to exchange money in shop next to the ticket house,... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We took a taxi from Belek to the amphitheatre. Before entering the amphitheatre we walked up the hill and explored the old city of Aspendos. We had a local guide who pointed out various building, old viaduct that brought water to the city. He took us to the main market place and 150m long swimming pool. Eventually after many ups... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Hired a car in Antalya and visited this and Perge,stunning! Fantastic acoustics and site, very hot so go early or later, uphill walking required so pace yourself and take own water as very expensive inside

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

You can walk in this well kept amphitheatre. Go upstairs if you can it is very nice. We didn’t know there is more in the area but walk a bit more and you will be rewarded by some other ruins and beautiful views. It is very magic place.

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