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Termessos, Antalya

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
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 full of history, is a must visit. Its archaeological remains, combined with mediterranean vegetation and mountains is a combination of extreme beauty. Termessos does fly our imagination, suc...  read more »
  • He and I climbed the climb is quite interesting and the story asked but in the end, very very nice place but all .. .turgidity degen termessos. many people who love nature and ancient URederim.tum recommend you to go to see.
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  • There are prettier ruins elsewhere but the location makes this truly unique. Be sure to bring ~1 liter of water per person — although it's only a 20 min fairly steep walk up you'll want to walk around...  read more »
  • 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.
  • A really great place - You must take the time to really discover the area. Please do walk up to the top of the necropole to meet the turkis guy who look after the fire risk : they will wellcome you very friendly (offer some cold water and some tea) then finish with the lion tomb that is amazing !
  • Nice historical and natural site to spend a hot afternoon. Go up through the ruined Greek town till the tower on the top to look over Antalia and the valley.
  • İ would highly recommend visiting this site. it is very will preserved and you can really get a feel for how important this city must have been. you are free to walk around and explore without signs telling you not too touch anything.
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