- Address: Korkuteli, 07800 Antalya Province, Turkey
- Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +90-2242436950
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Ancient Ruin, Family And Kids, Archaeological Site
One of Turkey’s best preserved ancient cities, Termessros is most famous for having withstood all attempts by Alexander the Great to capture it. The city, when it was a little under a millennium and a half into it’s history was abandoned once an earthquake cut off it’s water supply sometime around the third century. It’s primary attractions today are the Yenice Pass, the agora, a classical Hellenistic Theatre, temples, dwellings and cemetaries. Breathtaking and atmospheric, it’s probably the most loved things to do in Antalya. It’s best to come here with either having researched before hand, or having a guide book.
Some other points of interest in Antalya are:
- Carry a light lunch or lots of snacks and water.
- Don’t take the organized tours, which are over priced. A taxi from Antalya will bring you to the site acces for 60 TRL and stay for two hours.
- Check out the City Gate, Gymasium, Baths, Drainage Systems, The Corinth Temple, the Collonaded Street, the fre watchtower, and the Necropolis.
- It’s a long and steep hike to the top. Prepare to be thoroughly winded.
- Wear comfortable footwear.
- Centre may be closed due to weather.
- Burdur Road
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95% of people who visit Antalya include Termessos in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
93.27% of people start their Termessos visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Termessos
91.3% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Termessos
A splendid getaway not far from the city. Especially beautiful and pleasant to roam about in autumn and winter months. Has a lot of picturesque ruins and provides magical views of the valley. P.S. A lot of climbing and ascending may be involved.
Absolutely fantastic. The best few hours or this trip. Not crowded. Not too difficult to reach, but a stunning journey into the past in an abandoned mountain city from 334BC. If you're anywhere near here, go.
I thoroughly enjoyed visiting Termessos, the city is located in a stunning area. Looking at the ruins is just mind blowing! Definitely get a guide as they will point out things and areas you wouldn’t notice on your own. We rented a car and drove there on our own which (don’t fear the serpentine it’s not that bad) is cheaper and nicer than taking a bus tour. We found a very nice guide who gifted us with the tastiest pomegranate and gave a very lively tour even though he had trouble speaking in English. When windy it’s quite chilly so bring a coat.
Love it. An absolute must when you are interested in ancient history. Climbing in the ruins of a civilization that does not longer exist and seeing the destruction of these old buildings makes your imagination drift away.
It is hard to believe how this mountain city, or fort, was built. The view is incredible. The walk up to the ruins is worth it.