Unique Places in Antalya Ili

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    Köprülü Canyon National Park

    by canadiantrav Written Mar 4, 2007

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    After visiting Aspendos we continued to our next destination of Koprulu Canyon which was 37 km off the main Antalya - Side highway. Offically it is called Köprülü Canyon National Park and is in the mountains 49km northeast of Antalya. The road was good, a bit narrow at times and very curvy.

    As we approached along the road we started to noticed a few small hotels or pansiyons, fish restaurants with decks jutting out over the gorge and rafting companies.
    Rafting is a very popular sport in this area as the waters are perfect and the scenery is very beautiful with rich vegetation. We then came upon the first bridge call the '' Roman stone bridge '' and I was surprized that you could still drive across this bridge allthough very narrow. The bridge was built in the Roman period in the 2nd century A.D and is about 20m long.

    We parked up top the hill and then made our way down to the river's edge. The water was awesome and even we noticed some areas where spring water was flowing out from cracks and gizers. The water was cold but on a hot summer's day I think it would be very refreshing. There is also a second small bridge called the Insuyu bridge with beautiful bright blue pools of water.

    The canyon stretches for 14 km along the Kopru River and is 400 meters deep in some places.Other places of interest include the ruins of the Roman city of Selge, 12km away but we did not travel there. If you are travelling around the Antalya area then this would be a great day trip combined with the other areas I have mentioned.

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    The next ancient town

    by lillyia Written Sep 11, 2005

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    Running around... Perge is the next short-stop. Ancient town. It's the sunset. Marvellous and impossible to be described. Very interesting carvings on the stones - among the typical flowers we found a bull, several faces and a horse figures. An ancient theatre and some more remaining are in the immediate neighbourhood, but we have no time for that. This is the end of the day. Sunset.

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    Sunken cities and tombs

    by TheTurkishBrit Updated Dec 20, 2003

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    Kekova lies to the west of Antalya. Access is by road (approx 25km before reaching Kas, signposted Üçagiz, and then 20Km through the hills and villages) or by boat from Demre or Kas.
    Arrive by road and cresting a hill you suddenly see the most stunning bay, dotted with islands and yachts. Park and then walk past the school and the mosque, resisting the stalls of carpets and handicrafts, to find a fishing boat to take you across the bay to Kekova.
    Kekova itself is a tiny village clinging to the hillside and topped by a castle. It's worth a climb up, but very hot in summer. Once down again you can enjoy a drink at the waters edge, wonder at the tombs rising from the sea, and enjoy the antics of the local kids fishing. Across the bay you can marvel at the city that lies beneath the water (no diving allowed)
    There are small pansiyon in both villages and it is worth staying to enjoy the stars and the total tranquility that the night brings,the only sounds the cicadas challenging the spinnakers on the yachts

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  • Grab a bottle of wine and head to Phaselis

    by mehbos37 Written Dec 2, 2003

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    Take a bus from Kemer or Tekirova or rent a car for 40$ per day and go to Phaselis.
    Walk in the endless forest in the outskirts of town.
    Pass the main street and contiune to the western harbour side.
    If you are lucky enough catch the sunset and drink a spirit of your own choice.
    If you are with someone special ,just hug her/him.
    If you are with friends ,make a day to remeber by walking over the sea and taking artistic pictures..

    Phaselis sunset

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