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Aspendos Ruins and Theater

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The best-known attraction among the ruins of Aspendos is the great theater, an amazingly well preserved vestige of Roman architecture that may be as impressive as Rome's own Colosseum.
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Aspendos, Serik, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The ruins of Aspendos antik city are on the top of the hill so the climb is part of the pleasure. Just at the beginning you have a glimpse of what you are about to see, but.... ...when you arrive at the gates you realize...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Micutzu-103
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This particular theatre is almost intact. It survives because it was used in antiquity as a sultan’s summer palace and then as a caravanserai. It is a must visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Davidfirving
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellently preserved Roman amphitheatre. One of the largest I’ve seen having visited many similar sites. You can really imagine what it was like when Marcus Aurelius built in in 160 AD. Only c. 30 mins from Antalya or 20mins from Belek where we were. You...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank webmanmike
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a well preserved amphitheatre with a capacity of 15,000. We enjoyed taking many photos at this magnificent place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SimonNgeow
Reviewed November 25, 2018

We spent a golfing week in Belek, and were advised to visit Aspendos which was only about 30 minutes away. We were most impressed at how well it had been preserved. We didn't have a guide but were able to go right to the top...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Patricia M
Reviewed November 23, 2018

Must visit when you are in Antalya. Large amphitheater, they called it one of ancient ruins but it's still on strong condition. Bring your hat and sunglasses when you are here, and obviously camera. There is souvenir shop in the main gate as well.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank mims_rifa
Reviewed November 22, 2018

Probably the best ampitheartre I have ever seen, restored to it's full glory and splendour by the turkish people

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank graham b
Reviewed November 20, 2018

Simply one of the best preserved, albeit partially-restored, Roman amphitheatres. Strongly recommended even if you only have a passing interest in history. Although the theatre is rightfully the main attraction don't neglect to explore the ruined city on the hill behind which possesses a stadium,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Metaldread
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

We decided to visit that place because we had seen it on tv and we were not disappointed! The entrance was 35 lira which is not a small amount for turkish people but we payed that gladly because that place needs to be kept in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ChristineYonet
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Valuable guests, but surely challenged these years, an architectural masterpiece to go, travel, see and live ..

Date of experience: November 2018
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Mandy N
August 11, 2018|
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25 lira entry
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Response from Saz K | Reviewed this property |
We were with a guide organised by Thomas Cook.
Carol B
October 22, 2015|
Response from Carol B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, can't tell you that. We were part of an organised group from our hotel and others but any local hotels should be able to get the info for you.