Koprulu Canyon National Park
The park, 92 km from Antalya, is the valley of wild beauty, rich in flora and fauna. The canyon stretches for 14 km along the Kopru River and is 400 meters deep in some places. The Roman Oluk Bridge, which spans the canyon, and the Bugrum Bridge over the Kocadere stream, are engineering feats of antiquity. From this park you can make two possible excursions to the ancient city of Selge and to the Dedegol Mountains. Dedegol, the highest peak in this mountain range rises to 2,992 meters. An important city of ancient Pisidia, Altinkaya (Selge), northwest of the Koprulu Canyon National Park, is reached by a winding mountain road.
An area of 36 500 hectares has been proclaimed natural reserve in 1973, which includes Koprulu Kanyon, Kopru Cayi/Stream and the ruins of the ancient city of Selge.
The largest cypress forest of the Middle East is here. Despite malpractices of hunting, wildlife in the region thrives with such wild animals and birds as deer, ibex (rock-goat), fox, wolf, marten, badger, partridge, woodcock and stock dove.
have fun in Aqua park
"Aqua Park" is very funny with skating rinks and water pools full of Russians, Iranians and other peoples. I watched dancers match with swimming dresses on the stage that danced with Turkish, Arabic and Iranian music. (A glass of whisky was about 5$ in the Jacuzzi bar)
The Broken Minaret
The Broken Minaret (Kesik Minare) is found at the Korkut Mosque (Korkut Camii) in Kaleici. There wasn't always a mosque on the site, but when one was built its minaret stood tall for almost one thousand years, until it was destroyed by fire in the 1800s. While the mosque is now in ruins, the remains of the minaret remain even today.
Emma's New Antalya Page
I worked as stand in cabin crew for Turkish Airines for 6 weeks in a city called Antalya and I am sorry to say that it has put me off going back to Turkey (certainly by myself, but I may go back with my boyfriend one day.)If you have seen my Greece pages you will know that I have spent many summers in Greece and I love the Greek people, however I found the Turkish (men especially)to be threatening and vulgar.
I am not saying my whole stay was a nightmare - I had some lovely evenings wandering around the old town shopping and bartering and some nice days sunbathing. I realise I would probably enjoy Turkey if I visited more scenic/ village areas (my mother has been to Turkey several times and is going back for her holiday next week! She loves the country but still says that she only feels safe when she is with her husband, and I think that is a sorry state of affairs when women are in so much danger from men.