Mediterranean sea region in Turkey attractions

The Mediterranean Riviera is the most developed tourist region of Turkey. The majority of beach resorts of Turkey, as well as ancient sights are located just there.

The formation of tourist infrastructure around Antalya began several decades ago. It is a large city, but next to it are resorts such as Belek, Side, Kemer, and Tekirova. In these resorts there were built the most luxurious hotels where tourists are offered an all-inclusive vacation. In this area there are some interesting ancient cities, which are interesting to visit with a guided tour: Termessos, Perge, Aspendos, Phaselis, Olympos and others. The ruins of ancient Side are now within the residential area of the new city.

Alanya, the easternmost resort of the Mediterranean Riviera, is about 200 km from Antalya. Previously, tourists had to go there from Antalya, but after a separate airport had been built there, it was developing independently. There are interesting places in the environs of Alanya: the Green Canyon, Dim Cave, Sapadera Canyon, and Mersin castle.

There are several famous resorts to the south-west of Antalya: Kemer, Tekirova, and Beldibi. All inclusive vacations are also mainly offered there, and only Olympos camps are like hippie residences. If you go further southwest from Alanya, you will get to the ancient city of Myra, and the flooded cities of Kekova island. They are about 150 kilometers from the city. There you can also see the church where St. Nicholas of Myra was a rector.

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The submerged Lycian sarcophagus (5 B.C.) in ancient Simena is a symbol of the island of Kekova and all ancient Lycia
Yivli minaret - the symbol of Antalya
Sunset on the beaches of Belek
Ancient Lycian necropolis in Myra (6th century BC) carved into the rock
Luxury all inclusive hotels in Belek
Many people come to ancient Side to see this wonderful sunset among the columns of the Temple of Apollo
Foundations of ancient Lycian houses in the Bay of Tersane, where all tourists can make snorkling
View Of the old port of Alanya from the top of the rock, where the Fortress of Alanya is located
Red Tower (Kyzyl-Kule) - the symbol of Alanya
Roman aqueduct of the 2nd century in Aspendos - the largest surviving aqueduct in Turkey
Hadrian gate (130 ad) - the most significant historical monument of Roman architecture in Antalya
Jets of kurshunlu waterfall fall from a height of 18 meters among moss, ferns and other plants
Duden waterfall in Antalya (50 meters) - one of the most picturesque in Turkey
Fortress walls protecting the port of Antalya
The clock tower of Saat Kulesi is one of the most famous symbols of Antalya
The main nave of the Church of St. Nicholas in the World (8th century)
Italian merchants stole the relics of St. Nicholas from this marble sarcophagus and took them to Bari in 1067
In the 4th century, the Abbot of this Church in Myra was Saint Nicholas. We see the temple of the 8th century, and from the 4th century the Foundation has been preserved
The sculpture of the Weary Herakles in the Archaeological Museum of Antalya
The Roman amphitheatre in Myra (3rd century ad) is built on the side of a mountain
Stalactites and growths in the form of fabulous animals in the Dim cave near Alanya
Preserved till our days the fortress of Simena was built by the Romans on the site of an ancient Lycian fortress
The upper arch of the Dalmatash cave is covered with sharp stalactites
The wall of the fortress of Alanya follows the relief of the rock, towering over the city for 250 meters
Upper Lycian necropolis (5th century BC) on the mountain, near the walls of the Roman fortress of Simena
Rocky mountains over the waters of Green Canyon
The height of the waterfall Manavgat is only 2 meters, width - 40 meters
Temple of Apollo in Ancient Side
The rocks of the Sapadere gorge rise above the passage for several hundred meters
Ruins of the Temple of Dionysus in front of the amphitheater in ancient Side
Vespasian gate was built in side in the 1st century AD in honor of the arrival of the Roman Emperor Vespasian
Antique viaduct that stretches from the mountains of the Western Tavr to the antique Side