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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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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... read more

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Chongqing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you come on summer just make sure you bring hat and water. Go upstair and prepare to be amazed with these magnificent theatre. Remind me of similiar theatre in Hierapolis, Pamukkale. Enjoy fresh orange juice in the entrance, taste really delicious.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Very well kept amphitheater. With some images of the god Dyonissus. Nice for a walk through. If you climb to the top you can hear what people are saying at the bottom. Very cool!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Superb Theatre amazing condition for something that old. Climb to the top if you can fantastic view. Car of trip needed to get there.

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

this has to be one of the most complete theaters still standing. we have been here twice over the years both times were for evening concerts. the first one some eight years ago to see the fire of anatolia,this was the full original show put on for one of europes royal families. there were thousands of people there. second time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place. Best preserved antik site i have seen. Cant call this ruins. Really steep climb up but had to do it. Not for small children. Only gripe is the fact it was closed when we got there. The ramadan had ended and it opened at noon. No biggie really. 20 tl for adults. Only lira.

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