Phaselis
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  • Donaldson
    72 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    Ww did a tui trip next time planning a longer stay at ruins as it wasnt long enough . Ruins are absolutely beautiful really enjoyed watching them dig for more the ocean is amazing also wish we had longer than 45 minutes to explore. Felt rushed no fault of the place just tui. Was so stunning cld easily spend a whole day exploring and enjoying the ocean. Loved the little man who took our photo 5 euros or 150 lira for a pic 📸 deffo brought came in a wonderful wooden frame .
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Dean-Traveller
    Mugla, Türkiye1,183 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    History in a picturesque setting
    It is thought that Phaselis was established as a port city in the 7th century BC. Phaselis has 3 harbours and was the busiest port city in the eastern part of Lycia for hundreds of years. Phaselis was ruled over by a succession of invaders starting with the Persians. Alexander the Great was here for a month. It remained under pirate sovereignty until the Romans took charge. Phaselis became a bishopric Christian centre during the early Byzantine period, but was completely abandoned in the early 13th century. In the car park, next to the sea, one is greeted by magnificent aqueducts. These were built in by Romans to bring water from Tahtalı Mountain and then distribute it within the city canals. The city center and the southern port ,which serves as the main port, are joined by a 25 meters wide street with smooth stones and a drainage system. Roman and Byzantine ruins lie on both sides of this street. The street is unusual in also doubling as the stadium.. The entrance of the South Harbour is inscribed and honours Roman emperor Hadrian’s visit to the city. In addition, there are Lycian and Roman tombs, city walls, a theatre, 2 baths and other structures. All this in woodland next to beaches and clear blue seas. Phaselis is signed from the D400 coast road where buses drop off. It is a short walk down to the site on a sealed surface road. Entrance fee was 220TL
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 31, 2023
  • Rtravelup
    Cambridge, United Kingdom22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful ancient city
    This is a beautiful site, full of history. We went in February so the whole site was very quiet and felt so calm and peaceful. The ruins are fascinating and despite it being a relatively small site we could have spent hours there. The fact that it's so under-developed as a tourist site makes it even better as you have access you might not have at other ancient cities.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 25, 2024
  • aimeejemma
    Goole, United Kingdom329 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful lost city
    A really beautiful site of the ancient city of phaselis. If you love your Ronan history this is the place to go. Try and go with a guide so you can really learn everything. As ours was part of a different trip we only stayed just over a hour but could've happily stayed another hour. Such a interesting piece of historical culture. I'm so glad I visited and it made want to do loads of research when I left.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 16, 2024
  • Alex S
    Chatham, United Kingdom43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to spend a few hours
    Visited here when staying locally (Rixos Tekirova). We had planned to walk but it was too hot so we got a taxi instead. This was organised by the hotel. The driver picked us up, waited at the site for around 1:30 and took us back for circa 1,200TL. Entrance was stated as €10 but only payable in TL. The site is underdeveloped but we loved this. You could walk through all of the ruins. Some of the highlights were an aqueduct, Roman baths and amphitheater. The surrounding area is beautiful, with a lovely beach surrounded by pine trees. If you took a picnic and spent some time on the beach/in the sea, then you could easily loose an afternoon here. There is somewhere to buy drinks and ice creams from. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 28, 2024
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evertonpd
Liverpool, UK4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We are staying in the Beldibi area, took the number 7 bus to Kemer and changed buses there to number 8 bus which took us to the gates of Phaselis, bus fare was 70 TL for two people for each leg of the journey one way. Beware gate entrance lodge at Phaselis site no prices displayed, female inside showed me price of 700 TL for two people on a calculator which I unknowingly paid, only to later finding out upon return that this year's fee is 180TL per person. Make of that what you will. Site itself is a gorgeous setting close to the sea with amphitheatre, roman baths, ancient streets and aqueduct, loved it, very photogenic area and was not crowded when we went, plenty of time to see areas on our own which was great. Second rip off was small cabin selling drinks , snacks and souvenirs, paid 375TL for two turkish teas, that are generally very cheap elsewhere and a small bag of nuts. I expect to pay a bit more when in an isolated spot and for convenience but this was extortionate. Toilets are a dirty portacabin with cubicles with a hole in the floor and a hose pipe to swill anything down, very dirty didn't want to linger. We had a nice time overall and site definitely worth visiting, just beware of people ready to take advantage of you which did taint our day. I find this very surprising for Turkey as we are frequent visitors but not to this area. I appreciate you could get this anywhere but at a government run ongoing archeology site, I would expect better. Nice day out but beware of rip offs. Hope this helps someone.
Written March 9, 2024
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pendeleev
9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
It's great to look at the way old cities were build. We spent time walking around, going into bath and climbing to amphitheatre. My kids even spent time perfoming on the stage. Though the beach is quite dirty and there is no that much infrastructure around so I wouldn't spent more than an hour.
Written August 14, 2020
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Melissa P.
Antalya, Türkiye76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Phaselis is an ancient city, so make your preparations according to this. There is a small market inside, toilets and shower available but average. There is no sunbeds or parasols but you can bring your things. Care about your sun protection and don't forget to get hydrated. You can also bring your foods. The entrance is not free but you can use Museum Pass if you have one. Go early as much as you can so you can find a good place. Enjoy with the ancient ruins, nature, beach and sun in one place!
Written May 2, 2022
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LindsayAlexaReddy
Pretoria, South Africa16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Wow, this place had me daydreaming about what it used to look like. When you stand at the center of the city and look down the main street you can imagine that this was an ancient time resort with the who's who visiting for holidays. We went swimming here and took amazing pics. Go early and set up a spot for yourself. You drive into a park with good roads and then park very close to the water's edge. The toilet and shower facility is a no go zone. There is a small fast food place and shop for something to eat and drink. We took our own by couldn't resist ice cream due to the heat. We explored the ruins at a leisurely pace, there is a wooden stairway to the theater. The best swimming spot can be found on the right. so enter the ruins and walk the short distance down up the main street and have a dip in the little cove. Not too crowded and it was peak season. We drove to this spot from Antalya.
Written July 28, 2022
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Augustina K
Gran Canaria, Spain2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Nice place, nice view. not accessible with a wheelchair. beautiful beaches. There are 8 buses from the center of Kemer. The cost of travel is $ 1. if you pay in lire it will be cheaper. from the starting point of the bus you still have to walk about 20 minutes. to Phasel. back to Kemer can be returned by boat for $ 5.
Written April 20, 2022
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Dean-Traveller
Mugla, Türkiye1,183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
It is thought that Phaselis was established as a port city in the 7th century BC. Phaselis has 3 harbours and was the busiest port city in the eastern part of Lycia for hundreds of years.
Phaselis was ruled over by a succession of invaders starting with the Persians. Alexander the Great was here for a month. It remained under pirate sovereignty until the Romans took charge. Phaselis became a bishopric Christian centre during the early Byzantine period, but was completely abandoned in the early 13th century.
In the car park, next to the sea, one is greeted by magnificent aqueducts. These were built in by Romans to bring water from Tahtalı Mountain and then distribute it within the city canals. The city center and the southern port ,which serves as the main port, are joined by a 25 meters wide street with smooth stones and a drainage system. Roman and Byzantine ruins lie on both sides of this street. The street is unusual in also doubling as the stadium.. The entrance of the South Harbour is inscribed and honours Roman emperor Hadrian’s visit to the city.
In addition, there are Lycian and Roman tombs, city walls, a theatre, 2 baths and other structures. All this in woodland next to beaches and clear blue seas.
Phaselis is signed from the D400 coast road where buses drop off. It is a short walk down to the site on a sealed surface road. Entrance fee was 220TL
Written December 31, 2023
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Mariana Kulynych
Lviv, Ukraine33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
Turkey and ancient cities... yes! They belong to each other and are a must to explore.
Don’t stay only in your “all inclusive hotel” but explore this amazing world. I recommend to rent a car. The roads are 👍 and you can visit amazing place with the turtles on the beach.

Here we explored ancient Phaselis, from the resort town of Kemer. Here you can find amazing amphitheater with the great view of the sea.
Phaselis was a Greek and Roman city on the cost of ancient Lycia. The town was set up by the Rhodians in 700 BC.
This ancient city has so many stories to tell. Discover all of them. Place with blue lagoon, caves, turtles, ruins and amphitheate.
Written June 6, 2021
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Scally57
Welwyn Garden City, UK32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Historic ruins which were interesting to look around - although limited info. a nice amphitheater and aqueduct remains

The biggest draw is the the beaches and coves with pine forests just behind. A great place to picnic, bathe and snorkel

Free parking. 90TL per person entry if not local, quite a long queue sometimes to get through the payment booth.
Written August 17, 2022
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gwendoline78
Geneva, Switzerland111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Friends
Amazing archeological site in the sea, Hadrian’s gate. Very important port, the site is quite well preserved you can see a lot of stones, amphitheater, baths, main Roman street…
Entrance fee per person is 55 Turkish lira, about 5 euros.
Strongly recommended if you are in the area of Kemer Antalya. It’s about 1hour away from Antalya and 15 minutes from Kemer.
Written November 11, 2021
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Donaldson
72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Ww did a tui trip next time planning a longer stay at ruins as it wasnt long enough . Ruins are absolutely beautiful really enjoyed watching them dig for more the ocean is amazing also wish we had longer than 45 minutes to explore. Felt rushed no fault of the place just tui.
Was so stunning cld easily spend a whole day exploring and enjoying the ocean.

Loved the little man who took our photo 5 euros or 150 lira for a pic 📸 deffo brought came in a wonderful wooden frame .
Written July 24, 2023
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