From the old harbour in Kaleci, Antalya, you can take a boattrip for the day or evening. After spending weeks travelling without beeing neer the sea it was very nice to spend a day on a boat, relaxing, eating and swimming.
I paid 20 000 000 TL for a 6 hour boattrip (in 2003). Lunch (fish, spagetti, sallad and bread) was included in the price.
It can be a good idea to compare a few boats and prices. If you are walking around in the harbour in the evening you can't miss all the people wanting to sign you up for their trip the next day.
the Sculptures of the Roman Period
Art in the Roman Empire,and particularly sculpture was considered the main method of recording and demonstrating political power.The emperor ordered sculptures of himself to demonsrate to his subjects both his power and his splendor.The emperor was depicted as an ordinary person,not withstanding his fine apparel.In addition to the these sculptures,emperors ordewred monumental reliefs depicting their military triumphs or various battlefield.
Roman sculpture is characterized by the type of garment worn,in addition to the accurate and neutral facial depiction.Romans wore the "toga" which was very thick and full of fold and concealed the shape of the limbs and the body contours.
The hall of Gods
Konyaalti cad.No 1 Antalya
As you walk around Antalya town you come to many fascinating monuments. The most famous is the Arch of Hadrianus. It is very impressive and interesting. I am not much of a history buff but if you look up info on this arch I am sure you will find it here...
Another view from the old harbour. The place is very lively, crowded with tourists, the ones who want to admire the town and suburb from the sea side taking a cruise and the others, just strolling around.
Phaselis - Jewel of the Turquoise Coast
"Visited by Alexander the Great in 333 BC"
Originally founded circa 700 BC, Phaselis was not a place where significant agriculture could be produced, so the city became a great center for trade. Ships from a thousand miles away, and more, made their way to Phaselis' harbors. I merely visited for the day from nearby Goynuk. Walking out into the warm waters, thousands of smooth stones underfoot, I slowed down and listened to the lapping of the waves against the rocky shores.
"Ancient bringer of pure water"
Set so firmly amidst the ancient pine forest. On a warm day, the sunshine mixing with the pine needles created a sweet and spicy smell which carried down to the edge of the crystal waters.
"Main Street, Phaselis"
I walked slowly upon this ancient way, listening closely for the sounds of the countless generations who knew this place as home. All the joys, sadnesses, laughter, and cries that were once heard and felt here...Children running gleefully from the public baths to their homes; old men and women, holding hands, gathering at the piney cliffs as the sun goes down; visitors from other lands, stepping ashore and seeing this beautiful city laid out before them...They didn't disappear.
"Stonework of Masters"
If only they had known how long their work would last - perhaps they did...
"Pillars of autumn"
Lying alongside the slowly crumbling buildings, these pillars display a simple and elegant style of artwork. Examining them closely, one can see how the artisans worked with the stones, chip by chip with hammers and chisels, to create such masterpieces.
"Small theater not far from Hadrian's Gate"
When seated in this theater, you can gaze out upon the distant Taurus Mountains. The location for this theater was not chosen at random. Of all the places within Phaselis, there's a powerful feeling here, as if you've been set before the stage of something far greater than human understanding can imagine.
"Smoothed by the rains of two thousand winters"
A narrow archway between two stone buildings on the main street in Phaselis. From the gymnasium to the baths was just a short walk, and then they would return back to their homes for the night. Ancient cookfires sending the aromas of spices and foods out through windows, swirling down walkways, and up towards Olympos.