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Termessos




Termessos: On the slope of the Mount Gulluk, inside the Gulluk National Park, Termessos was founded. The natural life here is under the preservation and it exhibits extraordinary beauties. It is difficult to get to the site of foundation of the city.
Gulluk Mount ( called Mount Solymos in the ancient age ) is situated 30km from Antalya. It gave its name to the park also.
Before the Greek colonization, the people of Solymos of the Luwi origin lived in the region. Then Greek people came and settled here and integrated with the native populace to found the city Termessos inside the park.
Solymos ( Gulluk ) Mount’s peak is at an altitude of 1265m from the sea level.
There are formations of the caves under the ground and canyons on the ground because of the limestone structure of the region.
In the national park there are beauties such as the steep rock cliffs of the Mount Gulluk and the Mecine Canyon with walls reaching a height of 600m. Mediterranean Climate plants cover the region which is made of the thick forests and maquis.
It has natural environment with rare species of wild animals such as: chamois, fallow, deer and eagle etc.
There are picnic sites in National Park. For the needs of visitors buffets and cafeterias are available with enough capacity.

Places to visit in Termessos:
The city walls and tower at the entrance The city walls and tower at the entrance
King’s Road King’s Road
North-eastern necropolis North-eastern necropolis
Cisterns and aqueducts Cisterns and aqueducts
Hadrianus Propylon and the Temple Hadrianus Propylon and the Temple
The walls and the gate in lower part The walls and the gate in lower part
Walls in the upper part Walls in the upper part
Gymnasium Gymnasium
Agora and the surrounding monuments Agora and the surrounding monuments
Stoa of Attalos, large and small temples in Korinth style Stoa of Attalos, large and small temples in Korinth style
Stoa of Osbaras Stoa of Osbaras
Mausoleion – Heroon Mausoleion – Heroon
Odeion or Bouleuterion Odeion or Bouleuterion
Zeus Solymeus Temple Zeus Solymeus Temple
Artemis Temple Artemis Temple
Small Korinth style Temple Small Korinth style Temple
Theatre Theatre
The house of the founder The house of the founder
Road with columns Road with columns
Necropolises and the monumental graves Necropolises and the monumental graves
Monumental grave of Alketas Monumental grave of Alketas
Monumental grave of Agethemeros Monumental grave of Agethemeros
The grave with lions The grave with lions
Armasta Mausoleum Armasta Mausoleum
Mamastis Mausoleum Mamastis Mausoleum


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