Güllük Dagi-Termessos National Park
Güllük Dagi-Termessos National Park is part of the Tentative list of Turkey in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Güllük Dagi-Termessos National Park comprises an ancient fortified city on a natural platform on Güllük Dagi mountain. Termessos dates from around the 4th century BC. The Hellenistic ruins of a central square, theatre, temples, and cemeteries remain.
Map of Güllük Dagi-Termessos National ParkLoad map
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
I absolutely loved my visit to Termessos. The ruins of Greek fortified town are located within the National Park, close to Antalya. From the E87 there is a crossroad, leading to the park at the left and conveniently to Karain Cave TWHS to the right.
After the toll booth, where you pay the entrance fee for the park, there is a small road that leads to the parking lot of the ruins. Up at the ruins there was nobody. No guard and no other visitors. I reached the ruins after around 30 minutes hiking. The complete area is huge and the combination between ruins and nature is stunning. I found city walls, temples, cisterns and several other buildings. The highlight is clearly the theatre. It’s not in great shape, but the location on the edge of the mountain is fantastic. As the only visitor, I was fully able to explore the site and get an unspoiled view from every angle.
I walked back a different route, passing several rock tombs on the way down. The complete hike is not easy, but well worth the effort. You should at least plan a few hours to enjoy this site.
Succesor to former TWHS with same name (1984)
2000 Added to Tentative List
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