August 2011 we stayed in "The Alp Pasa Hotel" for 16 days. Although it is a pretty place, with old decoration, we can´t give the Hotel any good caracters, then the old owner of The Hotel was treating... more
We have planned to see that waterfall just before the "normal" shopping in Antalya. Every year we "waste" few hrs for shopping in the big modern Shopping Centers around Antalya.
We haven't expected... more
Turning off the Antalya-Alanya road at kilometer 30 in the direction of the village of Belkis we come to the best-preserved ancient theater in Turkey. Aspendos was also used as a caravansarai in later... more
Antalya's famous city icon, the Hadrian's Gate is located along the main Ataturk Street in Kaleici. People start their walking tour of the Kaleici (old Antalya) through this gate.
The gate was built... more
Myra was one of the earliest Lycian city.At the same time of the Lycian Federation,Myra was one of the most important city with tree voices in the Federation's council.Although the history of Myra's... more
Greek and Roman ruins at Perge, an ancient site close to Antalya, situated on a wide plain between two hills 4 kms west of the Aksu river.
One of the better preserved archaelogical sites in Turkey.... more
Probably the best place to start your tour of the Kaleici - old Antalya. Located right at the center, near the Yivli Minaret and beside the Tekeli Mehmet Pasha Mosque, the clock tower is the only... more
Along the same name (Cumhuriyet Caddesi or Republic Street), the cities most popular square is the Republic Square. A monument of the valiant Ataturk riding a horse is in the center of the big square.... more
The streams and rivers in the Antalya region eventually find their way into the Mediterranean and cascade down the slopes of the Taurus mountain range, sometimes overland sometimes underground before... more
There is a fine coin collection that came from the different cities and later, regimes of the area. Much known history is only known through the coins that have been found relating to distant rulers... more
The sandy LARA beach lies to the east, and was quite close to our hotel. There is a tar road that will take you there, or you just hop into a cab for the quick way of getting there. The sand has a... more
Although most of these kind of excursions are typically family type of day-outs, I must admit that water here can be pretty rough. We really enjoyed rafting in this 9°C water (ice cold in turkish... more
This one week trip to Turkey, in last October, was totaly unplaned.
I intended to visit Morrocco, I booked a two weeks' journey months ago and it was cancled at last.
So I decided to join a group of...