Ancient Theater, Manavgat

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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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  • Wow ! How did they build this stuff 2,000 years ago ! The area and its surroundings are currently being renovated and re-excavated and it is genuinely mind-blowing 
    Wow ! How did they build this stuff 2,000 years ago ! The area and its surroundings are currently being renovated and re-excavated and it is genuinely mind-blowing  more »
  • Must see at least once in life. Great view and a lot to know about history. There is lots of spots to take nice pictures too. 
    Must see at least once in life. Great view and a lot to know about history. There is lots of spots to take nice pictures too.  more »
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  • Quite simply a must see for an history fans. This is very well preserved roman site. Free parking g and plenty of it. The area is free to roam around in your own time. Also a must see is the Amphitheatre and museum for a very good value of 80 lira each.
  • It's large, spread out, expansive city not in very good condition. Unclear where allowed to explore or not. Lots of current retrofitting to stabilize structures or excavations going on. Could be more interesting in a couples years after more is unearthed and rebuilt. Tourist shops(traps) in the middle. Nice that it's next to coast. Go in cooler months only.

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