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Nice ruins in a picturesque location

This site is located at Uzuncaburc village, about 1/2 an hour from Silifke or Kizkalesi. The ticket... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2017
Sydney, Australia
Nice half-day trip

This ancient ruin sits quietly next to a small town - the drive up there was easy, things are well... read more

Reviewed November 30, 2016
San Francisco, California
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Nov 15, 2017
“Nice ruins in a picturesque location”
Nov 30, 2016
“Nice half-day trip”
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Reviewed November 15, 2017

This site is located at Uzuncaburc village, about 1/2 an hour from Silifke or Kizkalesi. The ticket office man greeted us when we parked our car, we were pretty much the only people there so was nice to wander around the ruins. It is in...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank kar-travel-01
Reviewed November 30, 2016

This ancient ruin sits quietly next to a small town - the drive up there was easy, things are well preserved there. We went in late November, weather was good, temperature was comfortable; since it was off season, we were the only visitors there, which...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Sundaisun
Reviewed March 16, 2016

After a long bus ride in searing heat, this place was well worth the journey. You get a sense of history and feel for how the area has been shaped by the events surrounding this area. Good information from the guide. You should make ure...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank alwyn j
Reviewed February 29, 2016

If you are in Silifke, you should visit here and Haiga Tekla.There is a museum in city center too. I prefer to walk here in sunny weather.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Semiiramiss
Reviewed December 28, 2015

The area where this ancient city is located, is very rich of roman historical ruins. Beautiful! We were constantly surprised by small historical carvings, building blocks, ancient walls. This is the best historical site during my exploration in Southern Turkey. I wish to see the...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank 1973LYS
Reviewed November 19, 2015

We came to Uzuncaburc and were surprised by how well preserved the city was...but even moreso by the lack of other tourists. We loved the amphitheatre and took turns acting on stage! The temple was very impressive and our tour guides gave great information about...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank gazzy_j
Reviewed May 27, 2015

We have been travelling Turkey for 5 weeks and after awhile you get "ruined" out. During the previous week we saw Aspendos which had been beautifully restored. Our group of seven all enjoyed seeing the theatre at Uzuncaburc which appears to have very little restoration...More

Date of experience: May 2015
3  Thank Victor H
Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

It is veryinteresting how contemporary village Uzuncaburc growed up on ruins of Diocaesarea. Some parts of collums are incorporated in wall of houses here. It is necessary to have car to visit this place. Wirking hours are between 9 and 17, but it means that...More

2  Thank Vladimíra Š
Reviewed January 8, 2014

usually sites at west of Mersin are dating from the Roman period. There and on the way it is interesting to see some ruins going back to pre-helenistic periods

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank Umitiris
Reviewed December 6, 2012

So much to see in one location which is all listed in the title and more. One of the roman towers has been restored, so you can see the many levels and chambers in it, quite impressive compared to any others I have seen. There...More

Date of experience: September 2012
3  Thank Corrine R
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