This is perhaps one of the remarkable sites in Turkey - it has it all. A sense of a lost city, Indiana Jones moments and touches of Ozymandis and that's just the walk up the hill. Termessos isn't like Efes or Pergamon where the site is laid out and you don't have to imagine....Termessos makes you work at a bit but it repays so much.
We took a taxi from Antalya and then made the walk up to the outer city walls. This is a steep path up a narrow valley but it was carpeted with wild flowers. As you reach the outer city walls you are confronted with impossible stone works and you walk further to the inner walls. Pause here and turn to look down along the valley and you understand why Alexander the Great didn't conquer here. The site then lets you explore and the most dramatic element is the Theatre with its astonishing location, magnificent views and amazing architecture. It really does leave you speechless. Then wander round the ruins past the Temples but don't forget to see the baths and Gymnasium on the return path.
This is place ripe with memories, evocative and pausing to look around the hills you see small remains of towers, temple arches and the glimpse of a lost city. Wonderful and we see all 6 people during our three hours here....stunning
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