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. Before you head to Antalya, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Antalya trip itinerary maker tool , to make sure you see all that Antalya has to offer, including Termessos.
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  • August 17, 2017
    You in the ancient city of termessos must have at least 4-5 a field that needs to be split. People in the Hellenistic period these stones is almost to the top of the mountain will take you have in mind and how it works. Termessos National park in an area you can login with the Museum card. Theatre Agora and sarcophagi are must-see masterpieces were open at 7:00 we went so watch out for hours on a regular basis.
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  • August 15, 2017
    With a Porsche Cayenne we went riding with the whole family (including car seats for our children) in a Porsche that you may drive (drivers license and shoes to) between the canyons of the Taurus Mountains, in particular Termessos 20 km from Antalya. Why with a Porsche? Well just to experience what it's like to ride in such a delicious beast by the Rocky Mountains (mainly off-road). It is an impressive experience. It had to have been now with another jeep I had as much enjoyed it, because the focus still lay on the beautiful surroundings. I like to let the pictures speak for themselves, because they say enough about what you expect from this tour. It's not cheap, but a feast for both car lovers and nature enthusiasts. The bbq with exceptional view is of course a perk and stands head and shoulders above a lunch at your hotel or resort.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Amazing historical place specially for those who love the Roman and Greek era . It is located on the top of mountain which can see wonderful view from seats . It has 12000 seats. It's not allowed to s...  more »
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  • July 21, 2016
    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.
  • July 30, 2016
    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.
  • October 28, 2016
    The Terressas ruins are worth a visit although one has to walk into the hills. The theater reminds a visitor of the game.
  • May 12, 2016
    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.
  • December 6, 2014
    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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