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Termessos

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Address: On the Antalya Burdur Road, Antalya 07100, Turkey
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+90 242 238 5688
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Approximately 34 kilometers northwest of Antalya lies Termessos and the...

Approximately 34 kilometers northwest of Antalya lies Termessos and the beautiful Güllük Dagi National Park. The ancient Psidian city is built on a mountain platform, surrounded by pine woods and an abundance of rare plants. It’s one of the best preserved historical sites of Turkey and, due to its isolated location, an oasis of calm and tranquility.

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So worth the hike!

Yes it was a hike, a rocky one. But so beautiful. Our 5 and 7 year olds did a great job. We ate our packed lunch at the amphitheater. Be sure to take water along. Due to timing we... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes it was a hike, a rocky one. But so beautiful. Our 5 and 7 year olds did a great job. We ate our packed lunch at the amphitheater. Be sure to take water along. Due to timing we didn't hike up to the firehouse, and our friends that did said we missed the best view ever!

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Perth
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reading guidebooks just gave no clue as to how totally stunning this site is. The mountainous amphitheatre looking across to a mountain backdrop just spectacular. We had over 5 hours there but that wasnt long enough to check out the southern necropolis or the outer regions of the site (some of the group had some mobility issues so a bit... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to Termessos can be a nice one-day trip from Antalya. At least 3-4 hours are needed to fully get the feel of it, it is a vast area. After paying the 5-lira entrance fee you'll drive the 9 km long narrow, winding road to the parking lot. Then you can start the hike uphill. As this is a... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Termessos ruins are about 30 km from Antalya. The entrance fee is very cheap (5 Lira), I think not very many people go there. The ruins are at about 1500 meters in altitude, and are very scattered, so it is a combination of seeing ruins and hiking. I recommend taking plenty of water and food/snacks with you. We kept moving... More 

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Antalya, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Top on the Hill not difficult to climb but sure not a place for handicap persons or small Children. But when you reach the City you will understand why you are there a specially Theater looking from this high to lowland amasing View. And ancient Water Stores the Technic they use with the water reserve level to remind. Perfect workmanship..

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Olomouc Region, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

A must for people who are looking for unique hidden historical places. A beautiful view. A physical effort which is worth!

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

One of the good saved ancient theatre in Antalya region. Located not far from city centre and easy accessible for all type of tourists. In the upper part there is a beautiful sea and mountain view.

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Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Not that far out of Antalya especially if you are driving a lot more to see very close by. Magnificent old structure that defies its age maybe thats one of the reasons why they still hold concerts . There are much more to see around if you are willing to walk. Not to be missed

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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We are traveling with two children, our boy is 3 and daughter is only 6 month, it is a bit hard to cover the whole area for us but a few hours of pleasurable hike - guaranteed. You need a nice ergo bag for the little one. The scenery is amazing and it is close by Antalya. A lot of... More 

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Reviewed 26 November 2016

It is a great place to enjoy a good hike and see some spectacular ruins. I would say this was the best place I visited in Antalya. You have to rent a car to get to the mountain, but it is well worth the car rental to enjoy some fascinating ruins in nature.

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