Friday, November 27, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Antalya, where sun, sea, history and nature combine magically, has the Mediterranean Sea's cleanest and most beautiful beaches. Antalya's cpastline is 630 kilometers long and there are numerous ancient cities, harbors, tombs, lacy bays, beaches, pure green woods and streams along its length.
Of the ancient regions, Antalya covers the west part of Kilikia, the south-east end of Pamphylia, and easters Lycia. The region is one of the oldest known inhabited areas of Turkey, Kale town of Antalya City is where Santa Claus (Father Christmas) lived. The feature makes the town an important center for religious tourism. Other important
sites are: Olympus, Phaselis, Termessos, Perge, Aspendos, and Side. The Kaleici quarter attracts attention with its traditional architecture. Antalya has modern accommodation for travelers and tourists and is Turkey's most important tourism center. The city also hosts numerous cultural activities.
Dalyan is located between the ancient city of Kaunas and the canal bounding Koycegiz Lake and the Mediterranean Sea. Access to the Lycia Rock-Cut Tombs (dating back to the 4th Century BC and set in cliffs) is attainable by boats which pick their way along the river flowing through labyrinths of reeds. Dalyan is a "natural paradise" with its thermal springs, healthy mud baths, 110 different species of palms (the most important being the Blue Raffia), 700 different species of culture plants, and most importantly 154 bird species (including some on the verge of extinction). Visitors can taste the most delicious sea food, such as bass, gilt head bream, blue mullet, and grey mullet, while deriving pleasure from the untouched bays.