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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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  • 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 . T...  more »
  • 景色宜人,古建筑和古罗马的如出一辙。就是去的时候要小心,我们碰上一位老人,他很“热心”的要给我们介绍景点,我们说不用,他又要帮我们拍照,拍完后我朋友说要看下拍的如何好不容易把手机拿回来,他又要钱...真是怕了!还好有警察巡逻,他看到警察就走了。吓死人了! 
  • The magnitude of this city are amazing. As it is the only city guides claim that has not won the Alexander the great. And indeed the city perfectly protected natural rock rocks and impregnable walls. Internal engineering infrastructure amazes even the modern Everyman. Kilometers of pipelines and sewerage systems, huge accumulation water tanks. But the most fascinating spectacle opens at the top of the mountain, which is a huge Amphitheater with a view of the world.
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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.