- 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
Termessos - Review
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.
How To reach Termessos by Public Transport
- Burdur Road
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Things to Know Before Visiting Termessos
95% of people who visit Antalya include Termessos in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
93.69% of people start their Termessos visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Termessos
93.24% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Termessos
Termessos, Antalya Reviews
It is a must - see if you like stepping into the shoes of the ancient people. The ruins, the view from up the mountain, and the breeze gets you in the mood when you are possibly not hyperinflating because of the treck up to the ruins from the car park. Which brings me to the 'advice' portion of my review. 1. If you have asthma, be careful, and do not forget to bring your inhaler. 2. Bring water, a lot of it. There aren't any stands or anything of sort up the ruins and dehydration could be dangerous. 3. Don't excessively drink water as there are no toilets either. 4. Wear sunscreen, bring your sunscreen with you, and do not forget to bring a hat - even if you may not wear it, you could use it to create a small breeze for yourself if needed. 5. Wear appropriate shoes. Don't wear shoes that aren't supportive and have a thick-ish base if you have the option. 6. On that note, I suggest not wearing shorts as it is untouched, there are so many prickly plants and you could scratch yourself to anything really - wear either bermudas, if you do not want to wear jeans or sweatpants or simply do not have them with you. I hope this is useful, and on this note, I'm ending this lol
Different from other ruins, barely touched by archeologists. You have to climb a little to reach them.
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.
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
A nice looking theatre from the roman empire times... 20 lira entrence fee