Termessos, Antalya

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#3 of 11 in Historic Sites in Antalya
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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  • From the earthquake to crumble until the fortress was impregnable. Forest bath in the mood to explore the cities of the past Greeks. Do you drink at a café or shop, it is a good idea where the gild in advance.
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  • Must visit if you visit Antalya. Should keep half a day for the visit. The ruins are still preserved to give the visitors a taste of old roman history.  more »
  • Stroll away from your hotel and pay a visit to Termessos. Ancient & unconquered city which was destroyed by earthquake was the home for more than 200.000 citizens of Termessos. Dip into ancient city a...  more »
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  • Amazing ruins! It's a must see if you're here . There was no one there when we went so we got to explore the place all by ourselves . The amphitheatre and view were stunning
  • Better than the Acropolis in Athens! In my (possibly controversial) opinion this place is a hundred times more enjoyable and interesting than the Acropolis. This place is simply stunning. The short hike, the forest, the theatre, the views, the solitude. What a gorgeous place and experience.
  • Make sure to go in a dry, sunny day, pack lunch (the theatre is the best place for lunch) and bring plenty of water.
  • So exited! If you want to climb walk, take water ,it's 2 hrs climbing!
  • Really nice, peaceful place with dramatic views for a hike.
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