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January 5th, 2007 – by: TravelEn
These are only two of important historic monuments in Antalya. Amongst the rest we can mention The Clock Tower, Nigar Hanım Türbesi (Miss Nigar’s Tomb), Kesik Minare Camii -the mosque with a cut off minaret, which was originally a church- and Tekeli Mehmet Pasa Camii. Evdir Han - 18 kilometres West - and Kırkgöz Hanı - 30 kilometres North- are two large caravanserais which reflect the city’s importance in the ancient trade.
Kaleiçi gives a perfect picture about the beauty of Ottoman cities. And it is one of the best-preserved old quarters in Turkey. Near the old neighbourhood lies the modern marina, another restoration and renewal project that was awarded by many world organizations.
Antalya did not only attract the people of antiquity, even the Neolithic man liked this beautiful location.
The surrounding ancient sites are Olympus, Perge and Termessus. We suggest that you reserve a day for each of these sites. If you are a lover of nature then try the national parks in these locations. Beydagları Sahil National Park is near Olympus. Güllük National Park includes the site of Termessus as well. Köprülü Kanyon National Park is in Manavgat.
Beaches in Antalya are so well known all over the world that you may even meet a Hollywood star in Phaselis or Adrasan Bay.
There are some magnificent waterfalls near Antalya, which are not to be missed. Düden, Manavgat and Kurşunlu Waterfalls are exceptionally beautiful sights. You can easily reach these spots by dolmuş - shared taxi services with a regular tariff-. All three have many facilities where you can have a delicious lunch.
In Antalya you are one of the luckiest people in the Mediterranean. Olympus the gods’ mountain, Saklıkent a ski resort, Aspendos a real monument of Roman Architecture and Perge, all these impressive ancient sites are within a hand’s reach. Antalya is no wonder the “visitor capital of Turkey...”
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