Mount Güllük-Termessos National Park

Mount Güllük-Termessos National Park (Turkish: Güllük Dağı-Termessos Milli Parkı), established on November 3, 1970, is a national park in southern Turkey. It is located in the Döşemealtı-Korkuteli districts of Antalya Province.[1]

Mount Güllük-Termessos National Park
Güllük Dağı-Termessos Milli Parkı
Termessos Ancient City Theatre.jpg
Ancient theater of Termessos
Map showing the location of Mount Güllük-Termessos National Park
Map showing the location of Mount Güllük-Termessos National Park
Mt. Güllük-Termessos NP
LocationDöşemealtı-Korkuteli, Antalya Province, Turkey
Coordinates36°59′18″N 30°28′04″E / 36.98833°N 30.46778°E / 36.98833; 30.46778Coordinates: 36°59′18″N 30°28′04″E / 36.98833°N 30.46778°E / 36.98833; 30.46778
Area6,700 ha (17,000 acres)
EstablishedNovember 3, 1970 (1970-11-03)
Governing bodyMinistry of Forest and Water Management
Websitewww.milliparklar.gov.tr/mp/termessos/index.htm

It takes its name from the mountain Güllük Dagi (Mount Güllük), which was known in prehistory as Solymus and the ancient city of Termessos. Hence the area may be the homeland of an ancient people known as the Solymoi and one of their towns, Solyma. Mount Solymus may also be the basis of the name of an eponymous Greek mythological figure.

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  1. ^ "Güllük Dağı-Termessos Milli Parkı" (in Turkish). Doğa Koruma ve Milli Parklar Genel Müdürlüğü. Retrieved 2016-04-18.