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    The Eski Liman harbour

    by mvtouring Written Oct 16, 2009

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    The Eski Liman harbour has a very old history, dating back to Roman times. The harbour lies below Kaleici with citadel walls along the slopes. Around the harbour you will find many cafes, restaurants and shops for tourists.

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    Old Antalya && Harbour

    by kat021 Written Jun 22, 2009

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    We got the bus to the city centre and then there was a short walk to 'Old Antalya' from there we walked down a few streets to the harbour

    on the streets surrounding the harbour we found lots of stalls, some with quite pushy men asking where we were from, did we want a t-shirt etc... but then again it was very quiet when we went so we were like the only people there and so obvious targets but they were all very nice

    the old city has lovely streets although be careful as it could be pretty easy to get lost!

    the harbour was lovely (warning - lots of guys trying to sell boat trips to you)

    along one of the harbour walls is a little series of 3 waterfalls that a guy at our hotel told us about, also you can see the mountains very well and obviously the sea too

    the harbour is very beautiful and i would reccommend anyone to go and see it

    also - there is a lovely cafe with a great view, you have to climb quite a few stairs in the heat but its worth it for a drink and stunning view of the harbour/sea/mountains!

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    The Old Centre

    by lotharlerch Updated Jun 8, 2009

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    Antalya was most of its history a very small town which exploded since the Turkish beaches became an important tourist destination. The historical centre can visited on a rather short walk including the old port.

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    Aqualend with Delphinarium

    by DeYo Written Aug 16, 2008

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    Aqualend is ok, but with some things that are quite irritating: you have to pay extra for rubber boats, there are lines for almost all rides, workers are completely confused.

    Delphinarium is a part of Aqualend. On every couple of hours there is a show with dolphins, seals and beluga. Very sweet.

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    Xanthos

    by marsistanbul Written Jul 8, 2008

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    Located on the Antalya-Fenike highway,57km from Kas.Xanthos is an antique ruin right next to the village of KINIK.It was established by the Esen stream on the hills overlooking the KINIK plain.Xanthos is considered the oldest and largest city,and was also the religious and administrative center of Lykian region.
    The site was discovered by the British scientist Charles Fellows,the British Museum has a very rich collection of finds,reliefs in particular found and stolen!! to England by Charles Fellows between in 1883 and 1844.
    The city was first inhabited around the late 7th century B.C. Precise information about the history of Xanthos reached the present time through a very dramatic story.The people of Xanthos fought heroically againist the Persian commander Harpagos who was attacking the city,but when defeat filled habitants of Xanthos with despair,they killed their wives and children and burnt down the entire city,leaving this uninhabited and burnt city to Harpagos.The 80 families that survived from this mass suicede,rebuilt their city along side the old city,with the new immigrants to Xanthos.

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    Patara

    by marsistanbul Updated Jul 7, 2008

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    Patara is situated in the Gelemis village of Kas,near the Xanthos(Esen)stream that defines the western border of Antalya province.It is one of the first settlements of the Lycian people and is the biggest Lycian city,spread over a 100 hectare site.
    The god Apollo and Saint Nicholas,better known as Santa Claus,were both born here.
    The name of the city in the native Trmmili language is "Pttara".In written sources from the Hittite period,it is evident that the city existed under the name of "Lukka's Patar".
    The city was Lycia's main harbour during its long and prosperous history.Furthermore ,it was honored with the title "Head of the Lycian race" after Alexander and with the privilege of being the oracle centre for the god Apollo.Patara was the capital city of the Lycian League for years and the capital city of Rome's Lycia-Pamphylia province for 250 years.
    Patara beach is one of the biggest and longest and the most amazing beach of the region near to Patara.18 km beach sometimes reaches 200 meter depth.It is the one of the place that sea turtles leave their eggs,this beach is under protection.

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    JEEP SAFARI

    by alyf1961 Written Jun 25, 2008

    I had a wonderful time on our jeep safari. We were taken by bus to a village outside Antalya where there were about six jeeps waiting for us. Some of the other guests were driving the jeeps themselves but as I cannot drive, we went with a guide “Chuck”. We were taken up through the mountains through quaint little villages past small homesteads with farm animals roaming freely. At one point, our driver got out and started riding a donkey that was at the side of the road. We stopped at a few places for photos and we were taken to a café in the middle of nowhere for lunch. On our way back down our driver and some of the others had races [with us inside] through large potholes of water.

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    Scuba diving..

    by marsistanbul Updated May 13, 2008

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    I was very exciting to see and discover of the beauty and mysteries of the submarine world more than 20 years and I always wanted to reach this advanture in my life.
    I was sitting and talking with my friends in Antalya and suddenly I said,I want a revolution,I'm going to diving!!!
    Ever wanted to know what is like to do a deep scuba dive,but did not have to opportunity to take a lesson.Anyway,very short brief,and then I jumped to the sea..When you dive that you take your own safety into your hands,so I was naturally a little concerned about turning over that responsibility that I did well,and this is where I dived for the first time and absolutely fall in have it.It was very fun,the water was s clean&clear and you can see all the fishes,sea urchins,mussels..
    Konyaalti beach is one of the more popular place for swimming,diving,snorkeling and picnicing area in Antalya.This beautiful place is ideal,if you are a new or experienced scuba diver or snorkeler or just for swimming.
    I had successfuly finished my first discovery diving education,next step,the end of 18 hours theorical and 20 hours practical courses,I'm going to get my PADI certificate as soon as possible..Wait me Red Sea:)
    Under the leadership of 3 star CMS certified instructor Mr.Cumhur TUG which he is the founder of Antalya Underwater Sports Assocition,is sharing all his long years of diving and training experience with the diver candidates.
    GO AND DIVE..

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    The Korkut(truncate Minaret)Mosque

    by marsistanbul Updated May 10, 2008

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    This mosque is of particular interest,because it bears the traces of a long history from antique to Ottoman.On the foundation of a 2nd century A.D temple,which was knocked down in the 6th century A.D a large church was built.During the 7th century Arab invesion it suffered grat damage and it was repaired in the 9th century.
    It was converted to a mosque during the Seljuk period but in 1361 when Antalya fell to the Cyprus King Peter I,it was reconverted to a church,it again began to be used a mosque during the reign of Sultan Beyazid II's son Prince Korkut(1470-1509).The mosque continued to be used as a place of worship until 1896.When it was largely destroyed by fire.
    Known previously as the Korkut mosque as well as the friday mosque after the fire destroyed its upper section it was called the truncated mosque(Kesik minare)

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    Antalya Mayor's Office

    by fachd Written May 3, 2008

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    If you happen employed as a government worker (public servant) in your country, you might be interested of taking photos of Mayor’s office of Antalya. Menderes Turel is the Mayor.

    The metropolitan municipality’s mayor is the head of municipality and representative of its legal personality. He or she is selected by the electors for five years.

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    Karaalioglu Park or “Son of Black Ali”.

    by fachd Updated May 3, 2008

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    Kim and I had a good leisurely stroll at Karaalioglu Park which meant “Son of Black Ali”. It is the major and largest park in Antalya and a popular spot for the local to take the family for picnic. It has peaceful and relaxation atmosphere.

    They are many large palm and other exotic trees, colourful flowers and beautiful fountains. Shaded area and benches for you to absorb the atmosphere are plentiful at the park. Walk along the side of the park you can enjoy the view of the Mediterranean Sea. We both agree Karaalioglu Park is one of the finest.

    From the city center you can walk or catch a tram.

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    The ancient city..Olympos

    by marsistanbul Written Apr 21, 2008

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    The ancient city is in the 80 km south of Antalya and it is first in Antique Lycian area.Giving onto the Mediterranean to the east,the ancient city Olympos is divited in two by Akcay creek.In its character of a port city Olympos shows a different structure to other ancient cities,surviving to date,it is throught that the word Olympos originates from Greek.However,while the source and meaning of this name has not been conclusively explained it is likely that in the ancient Anatolian languages,it carried the meaning of High Mountain or Great Mountain.

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    Cinemas in Antalya

    by canadiantrav Updated Apr 15, 2008

    Name: Antalya 2000 Plaza
    Address: Recep Peker Cad. Plaza 2000 IS Merkezi No:22 / Merkez
    Phone: (242) 312 6296

    Name: AFM G-MALL
    Address: G-Mall Shopping Center ANTALYA

    Name: AFM LAURA
    Address: Laura Shopping Center ANTALYA
    Phone: 0 242 324 40 00

    Name: CINEPLEX CULTURE CINEMA
    Address: Atatürk Qvenue Nr:60 ANTALYA
    Phone: 0 242 244 03 63

    Name: MEGAPOL
    Address: Meltem Quarter ANTALYA
    Phone: 0 242 237 01 31
    Name: Multiplex
    Address: White World Shopping Center Lara - ANTALYA
    Phone: 0 242 323 57 97

    Name: MIGROS CINEBONUS
    Address: Meltem Quarter 5M Migros ANTALYA
    Phone: 0 242 230 14 14
    Fax: 0 242 230 13 53

    Name: DEEPO Outlet Center

    Address: Sinan Mah. Antalya-Alanya Yolu Havalimani Karsisi
    (242) 340 6200

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    Tahtah 2365 m asl above the sea

    by Ritchie_Lionheart Written Mar 21, 2008

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    A mountain that rises to this height right from sdea level, a unique experience. You can get there in little more 15 mins by the world's second-longest telecabine built by the Swiss suspended above breathtaking moiuntain scenery.

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    Boat Tours

    by John195123 Written Mar 12, 2008

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    Boat tours traverse the coastline, some heading to a waterfall that's worth a visit, though the land behind it is full of buildings and it isn't, therefore, the most photogenic. They may offer food and drink onboard.

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