Category: Moderate.
Distance: 8.2 km.
Time: 4.0 hours.

Route 4 - Amos Mountain Track


A moderate, circular walk partly on paved roads and partly on a rough mountain track, leading to the ruins of the ancient city of Amos.

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Amos Mountain Track

The ruins, thought to date back to around 200 B.C., are in surprisingly good condition, and are a must see for anyone visiting the area. The walk takes about four hours, although you should allow longer on a really hot day. The route uses a mountain track on the outgoing sections. The track is way marked and mostly very easy to follow but does include some sections over rough loose stone. To visit the ruins you again leave the road for a short distance but the path is in good condition and there are wooden steps to aid the climb to the ruins themselves. Alternatively you can take a rest and enjoy the views before embarking on the return to Turunç via the paved road. Amos dates to the Hellenistic era and now consists of an amphitheatre on the side of the hill, a temple and statue pedestals. Surrounded by ramparts dating back to the same time, this amphitheater is in good condition, including its seating area, side walls and stage with three chambers. Excavations in 1948 by Professor George Evards Bean revealed four inscriptions, which mentioned three rental contracts, thought to date from around 300 to 200 B.C.

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The Ancient City of Amos

Preview Route Sections:

  • 1 - Mosque to Antik roundabout (550m)
  • 2 - Antik roundabout to Villas (490m)
  • 3 - Villas to Amos Profesörler Sitesi (1.74 km)
  • 4 - Amos Profesörler Sitesi to Amos (1.9 km)
  • 5 - Return via road (3.5 km)

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Rating: StarStarStarStarStar (Paul Boreham: 10 Jul 2016)
an excellent, enjoyable walk with great views. A clearly defined path with a number of painted markers. Does require good foot ware and remember to take plenty of water.
Rating: StarStarStarStarStar (Sue: 28 Oct 2015)
This was a great walk with enough challenge in terms of exercise and the views amazing! I did it in walking sandals and was fine - flip flops - NO! if you take kids they should be used to walking and old enough to do exactly what they are told as there are sheer drops - but no need to go very near the edge.We set out out at 8.30am so as to avoid the sun at its hottest (even in October) and once we reached the Roman ruins of Amos, we continued along the road and planned to get the dolmus back to Turunc. As luck would have it, a taxi stopped so we avoided the 30 min wait and paid 5TL each to be dropped at the door of our apartment in good time for a glass of wine and early lunch!! A fab walk and thank you to those of you who have put this website up. The directions and photos were invaluable.
Rating: StarStarStarStarStar (Steve Fawcett: 26 Oct 2015)
A great walk far preferable to the road in my opinion as you get higher and therefore better views. The view improves as you turn every corner on the climb. Not really one for flip flops but not overly strenuous if you are mobile. There are plenty of places to sit and admire the view if you need it.

 

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