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Perge

Perge is one of the most important ancient city of the world was situated is 18 km east of Antalya Province. The Hittites had settlements in this area around 1500 B.C., and St. Paul stopped here on one of his journey during the time when Perge was an important city of ancient Pamphylia. The stage […]

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Side

Side, which is 7 km from Manavgat and 70 km from Antalya, is an ancient living center whose name meant pomegranate in Anatolian language. Side, which is aforecited by historians as being founded in 1405 A.D., had been ruled by the Lydians, Persians, Alexander The Great, Antiogonous and Ptolemaioses in turn, beginning from the second […]

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Patara

Altough it is not useable now, with its natural harbor also a fiord this city has become a doorway to World for Ancient Lycia. As the famous Roman Historian Livius wrote: “caput gentis Lycia” with this title Patara was the capital of Lycia Union at B.C. 167/168. In the light of current information we have […]

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Olympos

The second seaport city of Antalya is Olympos. This ancient city is situated on the southern of Mount Tahtali. Whether coming by sea or land do not miss the Olympos Valley shaded with oleander and laurel shrubs and the refreshing quiet pools of flowing water. The design of the mosaics in the Olympos bath is […]

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Manavgat

Between the Taurus Mountains to the north, and the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean coast, much of the district is surrounded by a flat plain. This is mostly fertile farmland and agriculture is well-developed in Manavgat, keeping livestock and growing crops including grains, sesame and many fruits and vegetables; in recent years olives have also […]

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Kas

In Kas (it means Eye Brow in Turkish) the traces of the Lycian civilizition are visible even today, desbite numerous modern buildings have been built here. Small houses with exquisite windows and Bouganvilles cluster only the town’s narrow streets, but all the same, Kas remains as one of the most untouched Mediterranean ports. A small […]

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Kalkan

Kalkan., the rising star of Turkish Turquoise Coast where the renowned Greek poet Sappho had once lived, is 27 km from Kas and 215 km from Antalya. Popular mainly among tourists who enjoy a bohemian life, as well as British guests, Kalkan was formerly an old Greek village. Although it is sad to observe that […]

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Finike

Finike (ancient name is Phoenicus) is a district on the Mediterranean coast of Antalya Province of Turkey, 90 minutes west of the city of Antalya. Finike is located in the south of the Teke peninsula, and the coast here is a popular tourist destination. However, Finike is best-known for its oranges, the symbol of the […]

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Elmalı

Elmali is a town and district in Antalya Province, the Mediterranean region of Turkey. It lies about 35 km (22 mi) inland, near the town of Korkuteli and 110 km (68 mi) west of the city of Antalya. In 2007, the population for the whole district was 36.213, of which 14,038 live in the town […]

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Demre

Demre is on the coast of the Teke peninsula, west of the bay of Antalya, with the Taurus Mountains behind. The mountains are forested and the coastal strip is made of good soil brought down by the mountain rivers. The climate is the typical Mediterranean pattern of hot dry summers and warm wet winters. Before […]