Termessos, Antalya

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  • Address: Korkuteli, 07800 Antalya Province, Turkey
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +90-2242436950
  • Tags: Ancient Ruin, Family And Kids, Archaeological Site
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About Termessos, Antalya

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.

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Termessos Information

  • 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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Termessos, Antalya Reviews

  • 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.

  • Really nice, peaceful place with dramatic views for a hike.

  • 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.

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