Termessos
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Approximately 34 kilometers northwest of Antalya lies Termessos and the beautiful Güllük Dagi National Park. The ancient Psidian city is built on a mountain platform, surrounded by pine woods and an abundance of rare plants. It’s one of the best preserved historical sites of Turkey and, due to its isolated location, an oasis of calm and tranquility.
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  • Goodison70
    129 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful beyond words
    I've been to many Roman sites over the past 20 years but nothing beats this place - hidden away in the most wonderful protected valley, totally untouched. Seeing the theatre for the first time is genuinely beyond description (I had a lump in my throat) - and totally deserted. MAGIC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 18 July 2023
  • kishAn
    Doha, Qatar533 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The most amazing ancient place! (After Sigiriya, Sri Lanka)
    What an amazing place.. try to go there when the gate opens at 8 am.. I was allowed to go in 7.30am and had the whole place to myself till around 9 am without another soul around.. can spend the whole day hiking around.. and if you hike to the top of the mountain the views will be amazing.. If there is a more brilliant ancient defensive construction in the world it must be Sigiriya in Sri Lanka. I would have loved to see if this place is reconstructed to look like the original.. can't imagine how this place was constructed in such a location in those days. Brilliant! Best place to visit around Antalya..
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 June 2024
  • Anna Harrison
    United Arab Emirates24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Trip To Termessos with my friends
    Termessos is a mesmerizing ancient city in Turkey, nestled amidst rugged mountains. Its well-preserved ruins, including a theater with stunning views, evoke a sense of awe and wonder. A visit here offers a unique glimpse into Turkey's rich history and natural beauty.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 June 2024
  • Richard Payne
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely go here!
    Absolutely breathtaking, can barely put into words how amazing this place is, I can only recommend you go! There’s so much more there than ‘just the theatre’, although I will admit the theatre is stunning. Lots of ruins, lots of buildings and obviously lots of history. Only a 30 minute drive from Antalya and then a 20 minute walk up from the carpark, with plenty of stops and benches on the way if needed. I’ve been to many an ancient city, including Rome, and this is definitely up there with the best.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 June 2024
  • sarah0136
    Sydney, Australia32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Make the effort - it doesn’t disappoint!
    I came to Termessos over 25 years ago and it was one of my favourite spots in Turkey. I can back with my husband and daughter and after the build up I gave it I was a bit worried it wouldn’t live up to my hype. It is a pretty steep walk that takes about 20 minutes and is a bit slippery, but plenty of spots to catch your breathe - as long as you’ve got good shoes and plenty of water it is really worth the effort. Make sure you read the history before you go - it is reported to be one of the few places Alexander the Great couldn’t conquer!!!
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 June 2024
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sarah0136
Sydney, Australia32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
I came to Termessos over 25 years ago and it was one of my favourite spots in Turkey. I can back with my husband and daughter and after the build up I gave it I was a bit worried it wouldn’t live up to my hype. It is a pretty steep walk that takes about 20 minutes and is a bit slippery, but plenty of spots to catch your breathe - as long as you’ve got good shoes and plenty of water it is really worth the effort. Make sure you read the history before you go - it is reported to be one of the few places Alexander the Great couldn’t conquer!!!
Written 17 June 2024
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Richard Payne
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Absolutely breathtaking, can barely put into words how amazing this place is, I can only recommend you go! There’s so much more there than ‘just the theatre’, although I will admit the theatre is stunning. Lots of ruins, lots of buildings and obviously lots of history. Only a 30 minute drive from Antalya and then a 20 minute walk up from the carpark, with plenty of stops and benches on the way if needed. I’ve been to many an ancient city, including Rome, and this is definitely up there with the best.
Written 15 June 2024
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Anna Harrison
United Arab Emirates24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Termessos is a mesmerizing ancient city in Turkey, nestled amidst rugged mountains. Its well-preserved ruins, including a theater with stunning views, evoke a sense of awe and wonder. A visit here offers a unique glimpse into Turkey's rich history and natural beauty.
Written 7 June 2024
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kishAn
Doha, Qatar533 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
What an amazing place.. try to go there when the gate opens at 8 am.. I was allowed to go in 7.30am and had the whole place to myself till around 9 am without another soul around.. can spend the whole day hiking around.. and if you hike to the top of the mountain the views will be amazing.. If there is a more brilliant ancient defensive construction in the world it must be Sigiriya in Sri Lanka. I would have loved to see if this place is reconstructed to look like the original.. can't imagine how this place was constructed in such a location in those days. Brilliant! Best place to visit around Antalya..
Written 2 June 2024
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Sergey Bykov
Amsterdam, The Netherlands7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Beautiful place with amazing and stunning views from the top, easy accessible with a car. It is definitely worth the visit.
Written 23 March 2024
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Peter D
Haarlem, The Netherlands13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
It's a long hike from the parking lot, so be prepared... but very much worth it. It was very quiet when we arrived, which was positive because we have an aversion to run-down places. It was amazing to explore these ruins in relative solitude. Even our 5-year-old son had a blast trying to "solve the mystery" of this old town. It was amazing, with many very well-preserved sections. Deeply impressed and had a wonderful day out.
Written 23 February 2024
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Enthusiast
London, UK322 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
A highlight of our trip to Antalya - this involved a delightful walk into the mountains to get to an amphitheatre with lovely views
Written 30 October 2023
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Skip M
Schoharie, NY19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I toured Termessos with Onder and I have to say it was the best tour I’ve ever been on. I doubt anyone knows more about Termessos than Onder and his passion for this beautiful ancient city is evident. What a great guy - in addition to archeology and history we talked about music, art and family. It was 4 hours of viewing amazing sites and laughter. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
Written 10 October 2023
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Jennie G
Christchurch, New Zealand132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Well, it's quite a hike to get to the top, but well worth it. Moderate fitness, good waking shoes, and plenty of water needed. The steep walk-up is about 2.2km & at the top easy walking but with some climbing on ruins. Stunning views, not many people around.
Written 21 August 2023
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Goodison70
Wirral129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
I've been to many Roman sites over the past 20 years but nothing beats this place - hidden away in the most wonderful protected valley, totally untouched. Seeing the theatre for the first time is genuinely beyond description (I had a lump in my throat) - and totally deserted. MAGIC.
Written 18 July 2023
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