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Termessos, Antalya
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Surrounded by dense pine forests and a multitude of wild plants, Termessos represents one of the best-preserved ancient cities in Turkey. Notable architectural structures of the city include the agora and the Roman theatre, which are joined by a large arched entrance. Look for the five small rooms under the stage where wild animals were kept before being taken into the arena. A king's road with wide porticoes winds within the city walls, and you'll see the remains of a gymnasium with an internal courtyard, an odeon, six temples of varying sizes, towers, Hadrian's gate, and the necropolis with hundreds of sarcophagi. Use our Antalya travel itinerary maker to add Termessos and other attractions to your Antalya vacation plans.
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  • ruins is a tool for route No. private car to go negative. very detailed description and rakla. no reason we look at sites in maintenance and improvement. the fate of the abandoned. good for a shoe and not very warm time of year vir gelinilir.
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  • Beautifully located in the hills. Tour takes about 4 hours. Beautiful views. The remnants of the city are impressive. I once lived there about 50 thousand people. to get to Termessos, you need to enter the height up to 1000 metres above sea level, deep in the Taurus mountain range. Worth it! Entrance costs 5 lira per person.
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  • One of my favorite photos of my husband is in the theater here with the clouds at his feet. This is a fantastic site, one so high up that Alexander the Great said never mind as he was marching forward...  more »
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  • Challenging hikes and many different ruins. Oh and don't forget the gorgeous view from the amphitheater.. One can only imagine what this city once was like.. Amazing what they achieved! Must visit! Maintained by a welcoming crew.
  • This place is a wonder. It is preserved in its original stade after an earthquake in second century. Nobody ever conquered this city due its unique location. Even Alexander Macedonian decided to let it be and walked around. It is located on a top of the mountain. I mean THE MOUNTAIN.
  • The Terressas ruins are worth a visit although one has to walk into the hills. The theater reminds a visitor of the game.
  • Very nice place. You can freely explore all the ruins. Be sure to check both ways leading to the ruins. Take one up and secind down.
  • Definitely worth a visit on those hot summer days of Antalya. The walk up is not to hard. You should bring picnic supplies. Barbecues are allowed close to the entry gate (9 km from the top). Entry is currently (Dec 2015) 5TL - roughly 2 USD per Person.