Güllükdağı Termessos National Park

Turquoise Coast

This national park, which surrounds the Termessos site, abounds in wildlife, including mountain goats, speckled deer, golden eagles and 680 species of plants (80 of them endemic). At the entrance, the small Flora & Fauna Museum (admission included with the Termessos ₺5 entry fee) contains information about the ruined city, as well as about the botany and zoology of the area.

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1. Termessos

3.47 MILES

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2. Konyaaltı Plajı

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3. Antalya Museum

12.93 MILES

Do not miss this comprehensive museum with exhibitions covering everything from the Stone and Bronze Ages to Byzantium. The Hall of Regional Excavations…

4. Elevator

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5. Antalya Culture & Arts

13.74 MILES

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6. Atatürk Statue

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7. Mawlawi Lodge Museum

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8. Tombs

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Just to the west of the Yivli Minare are two türbe (tombs), one from the late 14th century and the other from 1502.