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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  • Definitely worth a visit to this amphitheatre, get the ticket that includes museum too. Only got access to seating area but good if visiting Side town. Quite a lot of the building left. 
    Definitely worth a visit to this amphitheatre, get the ticket that includes museum too. Only got access to seating area but good if visiting Side town. Quite a lot of the building left.  more »
  • I believe that this is actually a Roman, not Greek construction. Regardless as to who built it, it is spectacular, much of it is intact, and the view of distant pillars and ruins beyond the part... 
    I believe that this is actually a Roman, not Greek construction. Regardless as to who built it, it is spectacular, much of it is intact, and the view of distant pillars and ruins beyond the part...  more »
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  • founded/Create by Greek settler 700BC and then 67BC brought under control by the Romans tells an amazing story / part of history reflected in such a small place. Definitely a must when you are visiting turkey. Mind all sellers - they cheat you with my rates Lira/EUR and the good prices. Very impressive to see what kind of buildings already have been produced two thousand years ago.
  • Side old town is full of ancient ruins so beautifully preserved. Lots of shops and cafes too. We visited at night and in morning (I preferred the quite morning where I could hear the sea and the birds). Beautiful mosque right in middle of it all. Needed a ticket for amphitheatre but everything else can be seen as you walk around.

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