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“Perfect part of history”

Aspendos Ruins and Theater
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

When you enter to Aspendos it is fell like I use to fight like a gladiator who fight for freedom. I felt Roman Empire power, I felt slave who was building Aspendos. There are many ways to descibe it. If you like a little bit history never miss that places. If you are in Alanya the best way is contac to Pasha. He has reasonable price for the trips. His mail pashafromalanya@hotmail.com

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Nice to be able to enter the amphitheatre and get a good look round. Went part of a Thomas Cook day tour and tour guide was brilliant

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Aspendos Theater is great to see, but it’s more expensive to visit (15TL ea) compared to many other theaters and ruins to visit in the surrounding area. It’s located 40 mins from Side and 1 hour from Antalya, almost between these two cities. If I remember right it was also a separate fee to use the bathroom, and parking was free. But there is more to this location than just the theater which makes it worth the entry fee. From D-400 turning North up Aspendos Yolu to the theater you’ll see a small roman bridge on the right. The theater itself is beautifully intact and remains to be used to this day for elaborate plays, most of it is open to the public to explore. During our visit the stage was covered with realistic props that had Egyptian columns with hieroglyphs on them. There were two gentlemen dressed in Roman Soldier attire taking pictures with tourists to be bought for 10TL. Other than the theater, this location boast two more ruins worth a gander. Follow the trail to the right of the theater going up the hill. It’s a bit of a walk up an incline; easy for those who are in shape, yet one woman on our trip walking with a cane was unable to make it; but my three year old daughter did just fine. Up the hill you’ll first overlook the scantly remains of a coliseum, further up you’ll find an information sign with a map of the surrounding hillside and scattered ruins. One place is Theater Hill. Visiting Theater Hill is just what it says; it’s the hill overlooking the theater, -and it is incredible. When I got to the cliff side of the hill which is above the theater I could hear the amazing acoustics from this architecture which allowed me to listen to conversations from tourists speaking inside the theater! Another ruin on the hill is the basilica ruins. This is the largest single ruin I have ever visited in my 1.5yrs of living in Turkey! The size of the building looks to be for giants, and pictures do not give it justice! Walking farther past the basilica ruins are more trails which will lead to the other side of the hill. From the backside of the hill you can see down into a village where there are immense ruins of an aqua-duct, probably the second largest I have seen in my Turkey travels. The hillside also has ruins of a Roman road which leads through an arch, the road is interesting because there is what looks to be a water channel, possibly a sewer or ditch that runs alongside and through the road. So overall nice destination just one last tip, once your on the hillside it can feel hot and there is very little shade.

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Turkey is too modest about her national heritage. Maybe because these are all left from Greco Roman empire and not Ottomans. Aspendos is a treasure for everyone to see and realize how great and powerful the Greco Roman empire once was. Having been built on the side of a hill It's beautifully preserved. The admission is with it.

Thank Shalchi
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Visited here a few months ago and climbed right up to the very top tear of this spectacular amphitheatre, the views are outstanding and you can really feel the atmosphere of ancient times.

This is really well preserved and the locals are very proud of it. Well worth a trip, but take plenty of sun lotion and a hat.

Thank TaffW61
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