Termessos Ruins, Antalya

4.8
Surrounded by dense pine forests and a multitude of wild plants, Termessos Ruins 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 Ruins.
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  • To reach the site you need to walk for a couple of hours on a steep path but it's really worth every step. Due to the impervious location, it is very difficult to completely restore the site but what....  more »
  • Another great historic spot and there are lots of ways to get to see this attraction from Antalya. Turkey has history in spades.  more »
  • It feels like a long trek to the top, where the ruins are located but anyone should be able to make it in 30 to 45 minutes, while taking short breaks. The ruins themselves are very interesting, as...  more »
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  • This place is a must. After walking upward for around 15 minutes you'll have a wonderful view, the site it's big. Both the ancient theater and the view from it are very impressive.
  • Beautiful views. Trail up is easy, half way is shaded by trees. Almost no wind thus hot and humid (less than 1km from parking). Must see.
  • Termessos is quite different then the rest pf Lycian or Roman cities in Turkey. Is located deep in the mountains and it's history is spread over 3 millennia. The area is very nice and quiet and the ruins are well preserved. The amphitheater overlooking the valley is amazing! You can easily spend 4-5 hours just strolling around and discovering many different sites yourself.
  • Termessos is, I think, the best ancient city I have ever visited. It now has a special place in my heart and I will probably come back to it every time I get the chance. If you are near Antalya, you enjoy walking through ruins and want a day off from the beach, this is totally the place.
  • Absolutely amazing historical site. It's quite a hike to the site so be prepared. Wear suitable footwear as you will have to walk over a lot different grounds. Wear comfortable clothing and carry water with you as you won't find any kiosks or shops anywhere near.

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