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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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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 t...  more »
  • This is so hot. But it's a place to be seen. I admire the width but plenty of sunblock without water Kufr;.
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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.