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Quiet a trip away but if your here in spring then well worth it.Situated on the Aksu river amongst the pine forest its a great site for a picnic and its only 20 minutes into Antalya so a pleasant stop off.In summer the water dries up to a trickle.
Directions: 12 km before Antalya take the turning right and its 7km up the road.
One of the best known falls in Turkey,it is 2 m high and a nice crescent shape.Since the construction of the Oymapinar there is a regular flow.Great for cooling off on a hot afternoon.
Directions: 3 km North of Manavgat town on the dam road.
Opened in 1967,the oldest thing in the museum is a Phoenician inscription dating back to 625 B.C. You will also see bronze,marble,ceramics,glass and mosaics from the Roman and Byzantine eras.An epitaph in the ancient Karaman language,coins from the Lydian,Roman and Ottoman eras.
A 51.5cm bronze statue of Hercules stopped from being smuggled out of the country.
Islamic works of art and korans and traditional belongings,guns,pots,pans,handicrafts and jewellery.
Outside there are examples of Greek,Roman,Seljuk and Ottoman graveyards,these are not real and the chance to see how olive oil was produced in the past.
Open daily 10.00-18.00 except monday.
Directions: Western side of the city near the beach.
Constructed in 1226 to defend the pier it is fairly unique in Seljuk art.33m high with 5 floors.Restored between 1951-1953 the lowest floor is now the Ethnography museum,housing exhibitions of carpets,clothing,pots,pans and guns etc particular to Alanya from the Seljuk and Ottoman periods.
Open 10.00-18.00 every day except monday.
Directions: Can't miss it.
Not much is known about the site except that it was of Hellinistic origin and to be truthful not much remains but if you fancy a trip out and have a jeep because the last 2 km of road are poor,then you'll see a rock tomb.Opposite this are some steps in the rock which take you up to the site.Only the corner pillars of the temple still stand with others strewn around.
Directions: 25 km North of Alanya is Guzelbag,turn here and 6 km up a dirt track.
The canyon slowly winds its way up the Kopru river for some 14 km,at the deepest about 400m.The Roman Oluk bridge and Bugrum bridge are worth looking at.Fish restaurants and picnic areas dot the trip up.Altinkaya or Selge as it was called is a bit further on from the end of the canyon to the N.W. Still visible are the old city walls,towers,cisterns,temple of Zeus,gymnasium,agora,stadium,theatre and necropolis.
With great views of the surrounding countryside.
Directions: Take the turn-off for Tasagil and Beskonak from the main road,clearly signed.
Built in 1232 by Sultan Alaaddin Keykubat,is 2000m square,built entirely of cut stone.The fountain,guardhouse,mosque and baths are in excellent repair and well worth seeing.
On the hill nearby is Alara fortress which gives great views of the area.
Directions: On Alara creek between Alanya and Manavgat 9 km from the sea.
Constructed by Sultan Alaaddin Keykubats' son Giyaseddin Keyhusrev II,between 1236-1246 and covers about 850m square.
Directions: 15 km towards Antalya alongside the main road.
The old Roman city has baths,churches,cisterns,residential buildings,small stadium and theatre,temples and streets lined with columns.
Directions: 22 km from Alanya.
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