Termessos Ancient City Located in the province of Antalya, Turkey, Termessos is an impressive archaeological site and one of the country's best-preserved ancient cities. Sitting atop Gulluk Mountain, Termessos is sometimes referred to as the "Eagle's Nest" due to its location on two peaks at an altitude of 1050 meters. The ancient city of Termessos is surrounded by dense forests and vegetation, and contains a variety of well-preserved structures including defensive walls, temples, a necropolis, agora, gymnasiums, bouleuterions, and five water cisterns. Perhaps most impressive is the ancient theatre of Termessos, which ranks among the world's most magnificent historic sites. The people of Termessos, who referred to themselves as the Solyms according to ancient inscriptions, spoke a form of the Psidia dialect that was also spoken by many other communities throughout Anatolia long before it became the dominant language in the city. Termessos, a well-preserved ancient city located in the province of Antalya, was once a lesser-known site in history. It gained attention when Alexander the Great laid siege to it in 334 BC but ultimately spared its inhabitants and moved on to conquer other cities. Throughout the Hellenistic, Roman, and Christian periods, Termessos thrived, but information on its later history is scarce. The city is renowned for its acropolis and theater, both of which are impressive structures. Termessos' archaeological site is considered one of the outstanding universal values of Turkey and was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List in 2000.