Phaselis is 16KM west of Kemer and I think we visited both places on the same day. Phaselis was originally built by people from Rhodes in 700 BC. The city was later captured by the Persians and remained under their control for around two hundred years. Later in 334 BC it was captured by Alexander the Great.Phaselis was under constant threat from...more
Again we got here by taking a bus to Antalya first then catching a bus from there. Kemer is a pretty resort town with beaches and we spent our time there swimming and wandering around the harbour and town. Kemer is one of those Turkish towns where you can swim in the warm Mediterranean sea while looking at the snow capped Taurus mountains behind...more
We visited Side for the day from Isparta. To get there we had to go to Antalya first and take a bus from there.Side is an Ancient Greek city on the Mediterranean coast about 78 km from Antalya. The ancient part of the city is located on a small peninsula which is about 1KM long and 400M wide.Side was founded by Greek settlers from Cyme, western...more
Dating to the 4th Century, this basilica was not only one of the earliest churches in Anatolia, it is also one of the largest. An altar dating to the 6th Century has been identified with the inscription of “St Paul” and is thought to have come out of this church. Mosaic inscriptions mention Optimus who was bishop here in Antioch from 375 until 381....more
North of the Augusteum is another large square that had a large nymphaeum dating to the early 1st Century at the north end. Water was brought to a reservoir here from a mountain source some 11 km away via an aqueduct system – you can still see parts of the aqueduct in the distance beyond. The anheight of the nymphaeum was figured to be at least 9...more
- Save money, Book now!
- Booking.com Excellent choice, Low rates
- Great room rates