Turkish Tea or Coffee
Locals tend to invite visitors or just strangers from the street for a cup of tea or coffee. Been told that it's not polite to refuse. It was quite a challange to drink 20 (and after 20 I lost count) cups of tea in 2 hours. Though apple tea tastes really good.
The best way to get around is Dolmus, kind of shared minibus. You can flag it down from anywhere and when you want to get off, just tell the driver.
Don’t be surprised if it seems to burst at its seams. Dolmus means ‘stuffed’, which is exactly what it is.
Prices variate a bit but you never have to pay more than € 0.20.
The Yivli Minaret
The Yivli Minaret has become the symbol of Antalya. You will find it just below the Republic Square and it is quite difficult actually to miss it. Both the minaret and mosque was built by the Seljuk’s in the 13th century. The minaret stands 38 metres high.
Antalya and area
we had a great short break in Antalys . From the town itself we took trips to neighbouring towns, tripped over Roman ruins at every turn, enjoyed the sea, and went up into the Taurus mountains.
Side, to the east of Antalya, was a nice day trip. The bus stop was near the market where we spent a nice time chatting to the salesmen and picking up souvenirs. We then went to the museum, climbed up and into the amphitheatre, and then wandered down to the sea. A great day out.
We were lucky to be taken to a concert in the amphitheatre at Aspendos. It is a huge theatre, capable of seating thousands. It had been raining heavily and the stone seats were wet, so we were given polystyrene squares to sit on. At least it was better than the hard stone. Although the acoustics in such theatres are supposed to be good, the singers used microphones- until the damp caused a short and we were plunged into darkness. All good fun