Termessos Antalya, mainly because of its amazing setting, is one of the most picturesque and destroyed cities in Turkey. It is located in the northern hillside of Gulluk Mountain. The history of Alexander the Great in 333 BC, which was fighting then, is not well-known yet it was known that he began. The town is broken up into 3 parts, the city centre, the cemetery and downtown. The Romans have been the best of their years, with the town walls, the King’s road, the Haran’s Gate, the gymnasium, theatre, Odeon, walls and cisterns being their most important monuments.
The sheer rocks of Gulluk Mountain are a geomorphological beauty in the park and the Mecine Canyon with 600 metre high cliffs. Typical characteristics of the Mediterranean are woodlands and plant diversity. Very rare wildlife species, such as wild mountain goats, roe horses, and shah eagles, exist there. From April through December is the greatest time to visit the area.
History of Termessos
The men of Termessos called themselves in ancient inscriptions Solyms, an ancient pamphylic tribe. The language spoken was unusual and Psidia was a form of dialect. Only when Alexander the Great circled it 334 BC did Termessos really make its mark in history, opposing the invader. Alexander has reportedly not touched these courageous people, left them in their own fortifications, and continued his attack in central Anatolia. During Hellenistic and Roman times, the city had a period of prosperity. In the Christian era, there is little knowledge on his future life.
Gulluk Mountain Termessos National Park
The Termessos National Park (Güllük Dağı) is situated in a valley among the mountains in the province of Antalya. The old walled town of Termessos stands at an altitude of 1050 meters above sea level. Mountain of Gulluk The Antalyan – Korkuteli motorway allows access to Termesso National Park. In the Taurus Mountains in the district of Korkuteli, 34 km northwest of Antalya, the National Park is located. The Solims who lived in the Psidia region founded the old town of Termessos. Although no information regarding Termessos or Solims is accessible in relation to the legend of Bellerophon they are by nature of Homer in the Iliad.
Towers, the King’s Road, Hadrian’s Gate, the gymnasium, Agora, theatre, Odeon, Richly, Decorated Tombs, cisterns and drainage systems are the principal relics of the site. The steps in Gulluke Mountain (Güllük Dağı) and the 60 m high Mecino Canyon with its distinctive Mediterranean greenery sheltering endangered wild beings such as mountain goats, daisies and golden eagles, are also characteristic elements of the natural park.
Termessos Antalya is one of Turkey’s oldest intact cities. The Termessos city is divided into three areas: the city centre, the city centre and the cemetery. The Romans have been the best of their years, with the town walls, the King’s road, the Haran’s Gate, the gymnasium, theatre, Odeon, walls and cisterns being their most important monuments. Detailed information about the area is provided by the visitor centre at the park entry. Tents and caravans are available and restaurants and buffets are good to choose from.
In Gulluk Mountain the geomorphological beauty of the National Park of Termessos includes the rugged rocks of Mount Gulluk and the Mecine Canyon with its 600 metre tall walls. Typical characteristics of the Mediterranean are woodlands and plant diversity. The area is home to exceedingly uncommon wildlife species. From April through December is the greatest time to visit the area. Gulluk Mountain Termessos National Park is home to a camping and caravan area as well as some eateries, according to the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Detailed information on the area is provided via a visitor centre at the National Park entrance.
How to Get to Termessos Antalya
Termessos is situated 30km from Antalya, in southern Turkey, near the Güllük Dağı National Park, and a good morning or afternoon trip from the city. Termessos may be readily reached via automobile or cab from Antalya, while the site can be reached by public transit with a little more effort.
The simplest way to Termessos is via driving and our rental car was used. A one-hour drive from Antaly lies the parking lot which markes the start of this walk to Termessos. The journey was quite straightforward, although after entering the national park, there is a difficult back road leading up to the spot.