Places You Should See Before Leaving

Places You Should See Before Leaving

Kaleici

As if the history is fitted “in Castle” (Kaleici)! Common work of the Hellenistic period, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuq and Ottoman Empires: Kaleici.

Although a huge part has been destroyed, Kaleici, with its 80 bastions in total and unique tile-roofed houses, was put under protection as a “protected area” with Antalya Inner Port in 1972.

In addition, restoration works of “Antalya- Kaleici Complex” led Ministry of Tourism to be awarded Golden Apple Tourism Oscar by FIJET (World Federation of Travel Writers and Journalists) on April 28, 1984.

Yivli Minaret

It is Antalya’s first Turkish structure and was constructed during the reign of Alâeddin Keykubat, Anatolian Seljuk Sultan (1219-1236).

Ulu Mosque

It is also known as Kesik Minare (Broken Minaret). It was actually constructed as a basilica in the 5th century. Only a small part of the first structure has survived. It underwent some changes during Byzantine Empire. The structure was restored during the Ottomans. A part of it was used as a Mawlavi House and then put into service as a mosque.

Karatay Madrasa

It is one of the important Turkish-Islamic structures in the center and was constructed in the middle of the 13th century.

Evdir Inn

It is one of the then modern “hotels”. It is located on the way from Antalya to the north. It is situated 1 km east of Antalya-Korkuteli road and 18 km away from the city center. The most noticeable part is its sharp and arched portal. It was a work of the Seljuks constructed in the early 13th century.

Kırkgöz Inn

Another accommodation place is Kırkgöz Inn located on former Antalya – Afyon road. It is situated in Pınarbaşı district. This inn which may be very valuable for the visitors is extremely well preserved.

Duden Waterfalls

You should certainly meet this miracle of Anatolian geography falling from 20 m. height. The main source of Duden Waterfalls is Kırkgoz district. On the other hand, Lower Asagi Duden Waterfall is located on Lâra Beach road. This waterfall is among the symbolized natural beauties of Antalya.

Kursunlu Waterfall

Located in a lush green valley this natural beauty is also one of the most visited places. The waterfall whose around can be travelled with a half an hour walk looks as if it came out of a fairy tale. A large number of fish lives inside the water in small lakes. In the meantime, it draws attention with its rich fauna.

Perge

It is an important Pamphylia city due to its location on Kilikya – Pisidia trade route, 18 km east from Antalya. Perge is especially important for Christians. Saint Paulos and Barnabas visited Perge. Important monuments were contributed here by some rich people such as Magna Plancia. In Perge, remains of high-level civilizations such as theatre, stadium, a city consisting of columned street and agoras were found.

Karain Cave

Located in the northeast of Antalya, within the borders of Yagcilar, the remnants of Karain Cave belong to Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze ages.

Ariassos

Ariassos antique city, located on a mountainside, its baths, rock tombs are worth seeing. At the entrance of the city, the most stupendous remnant of the city, entrance portal is situated. Dating from the Roman Period, this remnant is called “Three Portals” because of having 3 arches and consequently having 3 entrances. Another magnificent feature of the town is that it is a necropolis remnant of which three-quarters has exceptionally arty mausoleums.