Ancient Theater, Manavgat

#2 of 57 in Historic Sites in Antalya Province
Ruin · Tourist Spot
Be transported back to the culture of antiquity at Ancient Theater, one of the well-preserved highlights of the Side ruins system. The mighty theater was originally constructed in 2 CE, boasting a seating capacity of 15,000-20,000--making it one of the largest of its kind in the Ancient Pamphylia region. Although some of the stage area has collapsed, the construction provides a vivid insight into life and entertainment millennia ago. After exploring the historical construction, take time to appreciate the views of the ruins complex as it sits amidst the surrounding countryside and the sea. There are special paths for visitors, but these are not particularly well-maintained; sensible shoes are recommended. Put Ancient Theater into our Manavgat trip itinerary builder app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Manavgat.
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  • it was so lovely walking around here its so peaceful . the steps can be quite steep in places .it was great to see  more »
  • Amazing and largeplace for antik history lovers. It definetely make a huge impression. Must see in Side :)  more »
  • Only £4 by taxi from our hotel. Lots and lots of shops selling clothes, bags, etc. Lots of eateries and great views of ancient artifacts. There is a glass floor looking down onto mosaics and passages. Great day out
  • Entrance is 36TL per person. For children 6 and younger it is free. We had probably 30 minutes here. The views are great, and you can access a large part of the amphitheater (All seating area on the photos) which is much more than in Rome etc. There is various info boards in English and other languages which are helpful to gain knowledge.

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