Termessons Ancient City, Antalya

0
Antalya Travel Guides

Antalya Guide. Places to visit in Antalya. Termessos Ancient City

Termessos ruins, an ancient Lycian city built by the Pisidians on top of the Taurus Mountains is one of the most attractive sites in Antalya located in the Termessos National Park in 30 northwest of Antalya near Korkuteli District. The national park with numerous animals and plants in danger of extinction live here and the park with its distinctive flora has a magnificent view as well as the ancient city of Termessos.

Plan your trip to Antalya!

Known history of the city starts with the conquest by Alexander the Great in 333 B.C. The king wasn’t able to conquer the city that he described as a nest of hawk and he anadoned the conquest because he thought he wouldn’t be able to hold the city due to its difficult geographical situation. In the following centuries the city became an ally of Rome until 71 B.C. when the Romans granted independancy to the city.

Termessos faced two major earthquakes throughout the history and today it is hard to find much left from the ancient Termessos. Visiting the city is still worth seeing the ruins of the city walls, the gate of Hadrianus, cisterns, theatre, gymnasium, agora, odeion, cemetery and mausoleums like Alketas, Agatemeros and Lion.

Did you know?
People of Termessos were called Solym. The Solyms unlike the people coming from the sea were originally from Anatolian ethnic groups.

Plan your Antalya travel in 3 steps: First book the cheapest flight to Antalya, then book the best Antalya hotel and finally choose Antalya tours, tickets and activities for an amazing Antalya travel in the Turkish Riviera.

1. Book your flight to Antalya!

Search flights to Antalya, get the cheapest flight deals to Antalya, book your flight to Antalya online and enjoy this amazing city in Antalya travel!

Book your flight ticket to Antalya »

2. Book your Antalya hotel!

Hotelscombined.com is a leading online hotel price comparison website searching hotels from all major travel websites if you are looking for the best Antalya hotel deals.

Book your Antalya hotel »

Antalya Airport Transfers

Take the worry out of your arrival or departure at the airport and save money on the fastest transfers to the center of Antalya.

Antalya airport transfers & ground transportation »

Book your Antalya holiday villa & apartment rentals!

Book your Antalya holiday villa rentals & apartments »

3. Get your Antalya tour guide!

Book your Antalya tour, tickets for top attractions in & around Antalya! GetYourGuide.com offers the best Antalya tours, the lowest prices, fast & easy booking.

Get your Antalya tour guide »
Book your Turkey culinary vacations »
Book your Turkey yoga retreat holidays »

Are you learning Turkish?

And don’t forget to follow our Facebook Page: Turkish Riviera news, updates and travel offers!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.