TERMESSOS ANCIENT CITY
Antalya Korkuteli road of 12 km since the Gulluk Mountain Termessos National Park entrance is on the left side, the right side of the road Karain Cave is located. If you return to the same route from Antalya to return the canyon Moth ( Güver gap ) you can visit the Nature Park.
National Park entrance fee is paid. Check-in is located very nicely landscaped picnic areas. You can get brochures printed from tolls charged. Here, if you wish, you can take on your phone will give officials a detailed picture of the layout. From here, you have to climb to about 9 km from the National Park Gulluk Mountain peaks with an asphalt road. The road reached the end point in the toilet, a spacious parking area (free), information signs, is located in the building where the officers. This section is located in a monumental building with rock tombs. After this point is reached in a stony path climbing about 800 meters. resting above the landscape will watch very striking. things heard water going above most in need. Please bring back your empty PET bottles.
Thermessos of Pisidia "Milyas" as in the aforementioned southwestern part of today "Moose" named in the valley between Solymos mountain peaks, the descendants of Luwians of Anatolia's oldest public is an important ancient city founded by Solymar. the protected archaeological sites in the forest is one of the most striking is located in the National Park of the same name. Gulluk Mountain (Termessos) National Park; in botany with vegetation, where there are so many animals that are extinct in the interior appearance is also open zoo with hosting feature.
THE ANCIENT CITY OF PERGE
Around 1500 B.C. the Hittites settled down in a place we know as Perge. However some people believe that Perge was founded by Mopsus and Calchas in the 13th century B.C.
Invaded by Alexander the Great, much of Perge`s architectural splendor is a living proof of the Hellenistic period. It was soon followed by a prosperous Roman Imperial period for the first three centuries A.D. With the arrival and spread of Christianity, Perge played an important and active role in its expansion.
A slow disintegration of the Roman rule soon followed and the Byzantines occupied Perge. With the end of the Seljuk rule, which followed soon after, Perge was completely ruined and was soon abandoned.
The peaceful sounds of the water splashing against the rocks at Duden Waterfalls are just one of the everyday luxuries you experience in Antalya. To enjoy a cool day in Antalya and also see a wonder of nature one should go to the Dudenbasi waterfalls. The Duden Waterfalls and the picnicking area around it attract both people from Antalya and guests from outside.
The two sources of the falls, which have as much water as a river, are called Kirkgozler and Pinarbasi. They converge after a short way and form the Biyikli pothole and disappear in it.
The word Duden means a hole that swallows water sources. Some of these potholes can be so big that they can engulf a whole river and lake. Starting at Dudenbasi the Duden stream diverges into many rivulets that finally flow into the Mediterranean from the eastern side of a more than 40 m high travertine forming a waterfall. Dudenbasi is not simply a waterfall. The cave you enter via a narrow staircase and the verdant environment will impress you.
ASPENDOS ANTIQUE THEATRE
A stark comparison from the modernity of the Antalya city center is the Ancient City of Aspendos, found 25 miles to the east.
Records hold that Aspendos’ history goes back as far as 1000 BC and flourishing in the 5th century BC, where it became a center of trade and industry with its abundance of oil, wool, and salt.
As with all ancient towns, the ruins are the biggest attraction in Antalya, with most of them being well restored, and perfect for historical and archaeological tours. However, the theater is extremely impressive. It is the most well preserved Roman Theater outside of Italy (it may even be the best-preserved antique theater in the world).
Local architect Zenon under the rule of Marcus Aurelius built this masterpiece in 155 AD. It was a present to the emperor and to the Roman gods.
What makes the Roman Theater in Antalya so magnificent is its spellbinding height of 315 feet. The theater is so massive that tourists visiting feel engulfed by its splendour. You will also find remains of ancient basilicas, Roman aqueducts and other splendid architecture.
Situated 27 km. northwest of Antalya, on the Katran Mountains. It is a natural cave. It has been discovered to have been used as human shelter during the prehistoric (Paleolithic, Mezzolithic and Calcolithic) ages. Skeletons, tools from the paleolithic and neolithic ages, processed flintstones and other important remains have been found.
Antalya Museum in 1922 by Suleyman Fikri Erten 1 teacher of the occupation forces from the region after World War II was established in order to protect the artifacts recovered from the looting.
First Aladdin Mosque located in Kaleici, more donra Museum located in grooved mosque was moved to its current building in 1972. Antalya Museum today in an area covering 30,000 square meters and consists of 14 exhibition halls and an outdoor sculpture garden and galleries showcasing various artifacts.
YİVLİ MİNARE MOSQUE
Antalya wears this soaring redbrick tower from the 1200s as a proud emblem of its rich history, religious diversity and architectural ingenuity.
Yivli Minaret is an iconic 13th-century tower that rises above one of the city’s most famous mosques. The giant redbrick sculpture is a permanent feature of the Antalya skyline and provides scenic photo opportunities with a backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea. The minaret is part of a mosque in Antalya’s Old Town district.
The summit of the famous tower is 125 feet (38.1 meters) high in the sky. Stretch your neck muscles to get a glimpse of its coned peak. The column has an intriguing shape made from eight rounded pillars. Take photos from nearly any part of the city of the impressive structure peering over its surrounding buildings.
The base of the tower is made from stone and is 18 feet (5.5 meters) wide. Admire the charming mosaics and tiles that decorate the bottom part of the structure. Enter through the door on the north side and climb the 90 steps to the fluted minaret’s balcony. Enjoy the panoramic view of the city’s historic center and the sea. Look up at the tower in the evening to see its beauty emphasized by lights.
The mosque has six domes and is one of the region’s oldest multi-dome mosques. Peruse its picturesque gardens and contemplate the spiritual and serene tone of one of Antalya’s most important religious sites.
The spiritual site is also known as the Alaaddin, after the sultan who ordered its construction. He transformed it from a Byzantine church to a mosque in the 1200s. To learn more about the history, visit the Antalya Ethnographic Museum in the complex.
Yivli Minaret is one of the main attractions of the city center. It is next to several parks, including Cumhuriyet Meydan and Tophane Parki. Take a bus to the center of Antalya and follow signs or ask locals for directions to the famous mosque. Make sure to see other historic attractions in the area, such as Hadrian’s Gate and the Hidirlik Tower.
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