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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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  • A must for people who are looking for unique hidden historical places. A beautiful view. A physical effort which is worth! 
  • 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. 
  • Korkuteli Antalya, termessos Ancient Town on the way to the left when you see the sign the Slingshot. You will meet the national park and then to the ancient city. You can enter the Museum card inside. Wait for the right time to go to the ancient city. Because it's too cold or too hot weather can be forced if you go. Before you climb up the water and take a snack. Except around the ancient Theatre after Tırmandıktan agora, rock tombs, baths and cisterns.
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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.