Midas Monument

Midas Monument, Eskisehir: Address, Midas Monument Reviews: 4.5/5

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Juergen_H4
Berlin, Deutschland35 contributions
To fully enjoy the whole site, plan for at least three hours for your visit. Good hiking shoes are recommended, if you want to take a complete round trip. Apart from the few higlights which are cleary marked by the signboards, there are several smaller details to be discovered. These are not described in your regular guidebook (we took detailed guidance from Ben in Midas Han beforehand). For the round trip follow the trail to the left from the main entrance area. Then move up to the top of the fortress via the procession road and follow the path to the right around the whole rim of the fortress. Instead of descending via the long stair case, descend to the cisterns via the short stairs and trails in the back. Do not miss out climbing into the cisterns. Between cistern 1 and cistern 2 there is even a small passage way. At the end of your visit you can enjoy great home-made food at the small restaurant at the lower bus parking area.
Written 20 September 2021
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TubaKoseogluOkcu
Istanbul, Turkey5,519 contributions
This monument is the most impressive, most majestic archeological remain in the area. Located just across the "Kırkgözler" rock formation, this 17 meters high monument dates back to 6th century BC. Its terra cotta façade bears scriptures and geometrical patterns. It's the façade of a temple dedicated to both mother goddess Cybele and to king Midas. There aren't any guidance or explanatory notes around. So in case you don't know about the history of this place, wandering around alone without any guidance won't be very useful, I definitely recommend to come here with a knowledgable guide. There aren't any place to buy drinks or sit down and have a break, so make sure you pre-plan your journey here.
Written 11 April 2021
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Barnabas68
Afyonkarahisar, Turkey181 contributions
Friends
We hired a car to get here from Afyon, but it was worth it. Parking is at the centre of the village next to a traditional café. It is a ten-minute walk up the hill to the monument and walking trails. There are signs explaining the history of the Frygian civilisation in English and Türkçe. Beautiful.
Written 18 July 2020
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AdnanMordeniz
London, UK954 contributions
Business
Midas City Monument is located ninety kilometres from Eskisehir. Midas city is established in seventh century. The monument was significant at Phrygian time. Now you can see this monument in a good condition. It is covered designs and hieroglyph. I will return again...
Written 21 June 2017
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TravelBattler
Sydney, Australia50 contributions
Couples
I was looking forward to visiting this site but had little idea what to expect. We were traveling with a non-English speaking driver, organized through Rock Valley Tours, who, I must say did a wonderful job all the way through.
We arrived and were promptly met by a chap in a suit who was the site manager. He gave us brochures and showed us a map of the site and motioned to 'go around' and that it would take 'an hour'. We left our driver and site manager (and my Ventolin) and headed off to the right, expecting to return via the left. Both of us thought this, and expected to walk around and at some stage go up onto the top and then down and end up back at the entrance in an hour.
Nope, this was definitely not the case!
We kept walking around, the signage was expensive but totally useless as a guide. I walked up some stairs but came back down because it looked deserted, overgrown, no tracks or signage. We kept walking around and ended up on a precarious rock shelf that would make mountain goats balk that forced us to turn back. Our hour was nearly up and we knew something was amiss. On our way back, we spotted stairs leading up and a sign saying 'altar'. Because it was extremely hot, because I'd already tried going up and finding nothing and because we'd run out of time, we returned the way we'd come. When back at the entrance, we saw another map with clear instructions that did not 'go around' and to go up the stairs and all the things we missed by not doing this! Explosion!!! The site manager didn't seem to realize that it was his 'sloppy' instructions that had caused us to miss the highlight of the area. I wrote a garbled comment in his book that he may have ripped out, I was not happy!
Written 23 January 2016
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MAJ_Dave44
Izmir, Turkey284 contributions
We had a great several hours visiting this amazing site. There is a walk around the site so be prepared to spend time there and explore. I suspect many people visit the Midas Tomb and leave--they miss a lot if they do not explore the interior. When we visited in October we had the ancient city to ourselves.
Written 17 October 2015
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Jayson C
Izmit, Turkey53 contributions
Solo
It takes too long to visit here, and pavement is not good. Here is historical area with a lot of ruins, to nanage is still absurd. but there is a lot of sightseeing if you visit around here.
Written 27 June 2015
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Kubus4
Canberra89 contributions
Couples
Great site to visit and experience; about 1.5 hour walk around the whole complex, with lovely views from the top.
Written 24 June 2014
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AtillaTalas
Gumushane, Trabzon, Turkey30 contributions
This place is a must be visited site for people who are interested in ancient history . But I think you sould walk after you reach the village.
Written 4 February 2014
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Hasan Huseyin C
Eskisehir, Turkey11 contributions
Friends
I've been there many times..The structure is a natural fortress.There is an inscription on a rock face.its name is Kibele.on believed it was built by king midas for daughter. the throne of the king midas is very interesting.
Written 25 November 2013
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