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Antalya

AREA: 20.815 km²
POPULATION: 1.132.211 (1990)
TRAFFIC CODE: 07

DISTRICTS: Antalya (center), Akseki, Alanya, Elmalı, Finike, Gazipaşa, Gündoğmuş, Kale, Kaş, Kemer, Korkuteli, Kumluca, Manavgat, Serik.

SITES OF INTEREST: Lâra, Karpuzkaldıran, Side, Konyaaltı, İncekum and Kaş beaches, Çıralı recreation area, Düden and Manavgat water falls, Antalya coastal water falls, Düzler pine forest, Demre mineral springs, Damlataş, Kadini and Karain caves, Köprülü Kanyon, Sahil and Termessos National Parks, Aspendos, Perge, Side, Olympos, Xanthos, Termessos and Myra antique cities, Athena Temple, Fluted Minaret, Korkud, Murad Pasha and Kale Mosques, Karatay Complex, Evdür, Alara Şarapsa inns, Antalya and Alanya castles, Antalya Regional Museum, Lykia rock graves at Kalkan, Kaş and Demre regions

Camps

Olimpos Mocamp
Kalkan Yolu Üzeri
Tel: (242) 836 22 52

Kaş Camping
Yaşar Yazıcı Cad.
Tel: (242) 836 10 50

Can Mocamp
Kalkan Yolu Üzeri
Tel: (242) 836 15 41

Mico Camping
Kemer / Antalya
Tel: (242) 814 17 91

Ovedland Camping
Kemer
Tel: (242) 814 16 45

Kındıl Çeşme Camping
Kemer / Antalya
Tel: (242) 814 10 75

Turban Camping Beldibi
Kemer / Antalya
Tel: (242) 824 81 05

Erman Camping
Beldibi Kemer / Antalya
Tel: (242) 824 81 96

Çamlık Camping Beldibi
Kemer / Antalya
Tel: (242) 824 85 77

Clup Pınara Tekirova
Kemer / Antalya
Tel: (242) 821 48 30

Green Point Camping Tekirova
Kemer / Antalya
Tel: (242) 825 71 82

Denizer Camping
Sarısu / Antalya
Tel: (242) 259 08 74

Bambus Motel Camping
Lara Yolu / Antalya
Tel: (242) 321 52 63

Günışığı Camping
Lara / Antalya
Tel: (242) 349 15 50

Side Yeşilyaprak
Sorgun Mah. / Manavgat
Tel: (242) 756 91 41

National Parks And Forest Campsites

Kındılçeşme, Olimpos Beydağları National Park
Kemer / Antalya
Tel: (242) 245 14 65

İncekum
Alanya / Antalya
Tel: (242) 345 14 48

Provincial Cultural Directorate

Tel: (242) 343 38 10
Fax: (242) 247 67 43

Antalya Chamber Orchestra

Conductor and Director: İnci Özdil
Address: Cumhuriyet Cad. Özel İdare İşhanı
8.Kat No:3 - Antalya
Tel: (0 242) 243 26 03
Tel: (0 242) 244 03 28 (AKM)
Fax: (0 242) 247 98 94

State Fine Arts Gallery Directorate

Yivli Minare Külliyesi
Atatürk Cad. - ANTALYA
Tel: (0 242) 241 46 87
Fax: 247 67 43

Museums

Antalya Museum  Address: Konyaaltı Cad. Antalya
Tel: (242) 243 16 04
Fax: (242) 241 48 67

Side Museum
Address: Selimiye Village Manavgat - Antalya
Tel: (242)753 10 06
Fax: (242) 753 27 49

Alanya Museum
Address: Hilmi Bağcı Cad. Alanya - Antalya
Tel: (242) 513 12 28

Dim Cavern  

Historical Sites and Ruins

Antalya Museum
Perge - Aksu
Aspendos - Serik
Silliyon - Serik/Yanköy
Termessos - Yukarıkaraman
Karain Cave - Yeniköy
Phaselis - Kemer/Tekirova
Olympos - Kumluca
Corydalla-Rhodapolis - Kumluca
Aya Nikola Church- Kale (Demre)
Myra - Kale (Demre)
Teimiusa - Üçağız
Apollonia - Üçağız
Simina - Kekova
Limyra - Finike
Fellos - Antifellos
Andriake - Sure - Apallai - Kale
Artykanda - Finike
Poğla - Korkuteli
Ariassos - Da Nahiyesi
Gagae - Kumluca
Xanthos - Kınık
Patara - Galemiş Village
Kyneai - Kaş/Yavu Village
Cormus - Acaliasos - Kumluca
İdebessos - Kumluca
Seyamük - Kızılbel - Elmalı
Karaburun - Elmalı
Hysa - Istloda-Ilysa - Üçağız
Beldibi Cave- Beldibi
Trebema - Melanippe - Finike
Idyros - Kemer

Alanya Museum
Alanya Ruins
Alanya Castle - Center
Auges - Konaklı Settlement
Hamaxia - Elikesik Village
Alarahan Castle - Çakallar Village
Ptolemais - Fiğla/Konaklı
Justiniapolis - Okurcalar Settlement
Laertas - Gözüküçüklü Village
Syedras - Seki Village
Naula - Mahmutlar Settlement
Iotepe - Uğrak Village
Kızılcaşehir Castle - Kızılcaşehir
Kızılgüney - Gazipaşa/Kızılgüney Village
İnceğiz - Gazipaşa/İnceğiz Village
Nepelis - Gazipaşa/Muzkent Village
Selinus - Gazipaşa/Center
Antoch Ad Gragum - Gazipaşa/Güney Village
Adanda-Lamus - Gazipaşa/Çile Village
Cestrus - Gazipaşa/Macar Village
Bıçkıcı - Gazipaşa/Center
Halil Port - Gazipaşa/Kahyalar Village
Cybira Minör - Gündoğmuş/Güney Village
Colybrassus - Gündoğmuş/Güzelbağbelde
Taşahir - Gündoğmuş/Taşahir Mevkii
Casae - Gündoğmuş/Karadere Village
Tol - Gündoğmuş/Güneycik Village

Side Museum
Side - Manavgat/Side settlement
Selge - Manavgat/Altınköy
Seleukeia - Manavgat/Bucakşeyhler Village
Düzpüren - Manavgat/Kısalar and Gündoğdu
Hisar - Manavgat/Aşağıhisar Ward
Saylısu - Manavgat/Taşağıl-Karaevli Village
Irmak and Kocaoluk - İbrade
Kalelibelen - Manavgat Hacıobası Village
Etanna - Manavgat Sırt Village
Kale - Akseki/Sinanhoca Village

Registered Immobile Cultural and Natural Heritages in Antalya

Sites
Archeological Sites: 197
Urban Sites: 6
Natural Sites: 42
Historical Sites: -
Other Sites
Archeological and Natural Sites: 20
Archeological and Urban Sites: 1
Archeological+Historical+Natural+Urban: 1
Total: 267
Cultural (at Single Construction Scale) and Natural Heritages: 1550
TOTAL: 1817

Significant Days

Local Days of Celebration

Atatürk's Visit to Alanya
Alanya
18 February

Atatürk's Visit to Antalya
Antalya
6 March

Atatürk's Visit to Serik District Aspendos Ruins
Aspendos (Belkıs)
9 March

Festivals

Mediterranean "Golden Orange" Wrestling Festival
Kumluca
18-20 May

Honey Festival
Gündoğmuş
15 August

"Golden Orange" Film Competition
Antalya
22-29 September

"Akdeniz Akdeniz" International Music Festival
Antalya
5-11 October

Kaş - Demre Festival
Kaş - Demre
4-8 December

Antalya Festival
Antalya
12-29 September

Festivities

Ralli Cross Competition
Antalya
6 October

Golden Cherry Traditional Wrestling Matches
Korkuteli
3 rd. week of September

Green Plateau Wrestling Matches and Culture, Art and Sport Activities
Elmalı-Akçay
4 th week of August

Apple - Pear Celebrations
Korkuteli
6 October

Commemoration for Abdal Musa and Celebrations
Elmalı - Tekke Village
In June

Alanya Tourism Festivities
Alanya
4-9 June

Antalya National Film Festival
Antalya
23-29 October

Finike Festivity
Finike
29 June -1 July

Hasyurt Agricultural Fair and Festivities
Finike
In April

Buttermilk Celebrations
Akseki
6-9 August

Attaleia, the ancient name of Antalya, is derived from that of the Pergamon king Attalos II Philadelphus, who founded the city on the Pamphylian seacoast around 150 BC The settlement of Antalya and its environs stretches back to the dawn of humanity however as attested to by Paleolithic finds discovered in the near by Karain and Beldibi caves and Early Bronze Age finds discovered at Semahoyuk. Today it is part on Turkey's "Gold Coast", an exquisite land of sun, sea, and history.

In 133 BC Antalya, together with Pergamon's other possessions in Asia Minor, were taken over by Rome. Antalya (or "Attalia" as the Bible calls it) is where Paul set sail from together with Barnabas on his first missionary journey: "They passed through Pisidia and reached Pamphylia. Then after proclaiming the word at Perga they went down to Attalia and from there sailed for Antioch…" Acts xiv 24-26. In 130 AD, Hadrian visited the city during his peregrinations of his empire and to this we owe the monumental arch (7) built in his honor.

During Byzantine times Antalya was an archdiocese. Following the Seljuk capture of the city, Antalya continued to be an important commercial and military port. Because the modern city sits atop the remains of its predecessors, very little remains of old Antalya. Of the fortifications that once surrounded the city, only Hidirlik tower is still standing. Hadrian's Gate, and as we have said was originally constructed as a victory arch. Kesik ("cut-off') minaret and Yivli ("fluted" or "grooved") minaret are works from the reign of Aladdin Keykubad I ( 1219-1236). The former is a temple from the 2nd century AD while the latter has become a symbol of modern Antalya. Another of the architectural works of importance in Antalya is the Karatay medresse, built during the reign of the same Sultan.

The ancient castle overlooking the ancient harbor with its old houses nestled inside is worth exploring and the Antalya Museum is a must for anyone interested in this region's art and history. The area around Antalya is full of places from which one day trips may be made to ancient Lycian, Pisidian, and Pamphyliansites: Termessos, located amidst the lofty peaks above Antalya; Perge located 17 km, Aspendos located 40 km, and Side located 80 km along the road to Alanya; and cities like Selge and Sylion located somewhat inland are but a few examples.

In the direction of Kemer is Phaselis, a marvelous archaeological site where one may enjoy the ruins in the atmosphere of a seaside pine forest. In addition there are a number of scenic spots of natural beauty such as the waterfalls at Duden, Kursunlu, and Manavgat, which are a delight to visit on a hot, Mediterranean summer day. An important Seljuk seaport, Antalya was connected by a number of trade routes leading into the hinterland and up country. As a result, there are many Seljuk caravanserai in the vicinity. Some of the many that are worth a look are Alacahan, built in 1231 by Aladdin Keykubad I; Sarapsahan and Kirkgozhan, both built during the reign of Giyaseddin Keyhusrev II (1236-1245); Evdirhan, built by Izzeddin Keykavus. All of these are located on the roadside. Two others Yusufhan and Incirlihan today stand a short distance from the modern road as one approaches Antalya from the direction of Burdur.



 

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