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Ancient City of Telmessos

| Fethiye Merkez, Fethiye, Turkey
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Impressive from afar

The old town of Fethiya has grown up on the ancient city of Telmessos, although few sites remain... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Escape-overseas
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
Historical place

If you like ancient things and old ruins, you must visit it. Very nice walk up to the tombs. Ticket... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2016
Hadi S
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Moscow, Russia
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2 weeks ago
“Impressive from afar”
5 Jun 2016
“Historical place”
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| Fethiye Merkez, Fethiye, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old town of Fethiya has grown up on the ancient city of Telmessos, although few sites remain. Most prominent is the rock hewn tombs overlooking the town in the mountain that shadows the old town, and of those the most prominent is the tomb...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2016

If you like ancient things and old ruins, you must visit it. Very nice walk up to the tombs. Ticket 8 lira which is a very reasonable price. When you arrive at the top of the stairs you will find a good view over Fethiye....More

Thank Hadi S
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Telmessos is the ancient name for Fethiye and, therefore, this review relates to the Lycian / Roman remains that can be found dotted throughout the town. The most famous artifact is the Tombs of Amyntas (350 BC) which is in the cliff face behind the...More

1  Thank mikeedeedee
Reviewed 2 September 2015

I had read a lot about this place, but had never visited the place. This time we tried and saw some of it. The temperature was to high to really enjoy all the old buildings and scenery so we will come back here in the...More

Thank jechstra
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Disappointing. Unfortunately the Turkish restoration works has mainly involved building almost completely over the amphitheatre and reconstructing it in modern materials - ok so it looks like it possibly did when it was first build thousands of years ago, but it seems to have taken...More

1  Thank LadyT_Exeter
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Fethiye, I love this city having wandered its streets for a few years now. as an English tourist. To me, it has the dual role of being home to 25,000 + Turks but with added attraction of much to see that is different for the...More

4  Thank JamesW17
Reviewed 23 November 2012

In November they have started to restore the old greek/roman theater downtown - which is good, cause it was left in ruins for years. The graves just behind town center is worth a visit. Lycian tombs are scattered all over the town, but the Museum...More

Thank T3T
Reviewed 14 November 2012

Fethiye is just a truly lovely town with it's old and new happily merging. The old amphitheatre at the far end of the harbour is worth a little visit as are the rock tombs at the back of the town.

2  Thank Helen572
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