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Pretty holiday resort Incekum - next to Alanya

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Pretty holiday resort Incekum

Incekum is a pretty holiday resort on the southern coast of Turkey, about 120 km north of Antalya International Airport and 30 km west of Alanya. Most of the big hotels situated in the town offer free pick-up services from the airport.

Historical Wealth of Gazipaşa & surrounding places

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Historical Wealth of Gazipaşa

Gazipaşa hosts a very rich archeological heritage with the ruins of a number of antique cities, castles, monumental tombs and numerous historic structures. The remnants of the old ports near the shore and castles on the heights of Toros Mountains are the signs of old human settlements in this area.

Gazipaşa - still rural coined Green Area

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Gazipaşa - still rural coined Green Area

An excursion tour together with our co-author Detlef Heinzel, who has lived in Gazipasa for several years, had led us again to Gazipasa, the still green and rural small town with a predominantly rural bustle, please follow his short report:

The ancient City of Selinus in Gazipasa

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The antique town of Selinus in Gazipasa

The ancient City of Selinus is about 45 km away from  Alanya and 2 km from the city center of Gazipaşa (follow the signposts). The road follows the river Musa Çay, once called Selinus too.

Caves of Alanya - Spectaculous and Healthy

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Caves of Alanya

Turkey is in one of the first positions in the ranking of countries of owning the most caves and waterways below the surface. The number of caves in Turkey is calculated to be more then 40.000.

Syedra Ancient City on the way to Gazipasa

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Syedra Ancient City - Alanya

The ancient city of Syedra is situated on a hill between the present day villages of Kargıcak and Seki, about 18 kilometers south-east of Alanya and 24 kilometres north-west of Selinus, today called Gazipaşa.

The ancient town of Hamaxia / Alanya

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The antique town Hamaxia / Alanya

The ancient town Hamaxia, in Turkish Sinek Kalesi, is situated about 6 km to the West of Alanya city centre. From the coast road, after the 2nd tunnel from Alanya (1st tunnel from Manavgat), turn north by a big board showing the direction to Elikesik Tesisleri and you will notice two cement factories (Atam Hazir and Alanya Hazir).

Konaklı - Lonely Beaches next to Alanya

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Konaklı - Alanya

Konaklı is a today rapidly growing former village about 8 miles from the centre of Alanya. It is an independent town which comes under the jurisdiction of the local authority of Alanya.

Red Tower of Alanya - City symbol from Sultan Keykubat

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Red Tower of Alanya

As the Seljuk Sultan Alaaddin Keykubat, after a five years lasting battle, conquered the city of Alanya in 1226, he started to work on plans how to protect the settlement in the future, within these ideas the Red Tower (Kızılkule) was built.

Mario Lenzen - Enduro all-mountain bikers in Antalya

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Mario Lenzen - Enduro all-mountain bikers in Antalya

Even with Mario Lenzen, the second professional biker of the EVOC team, we were able to have interesting conversations about business in MTB sport and about his personal career, which pretty amateurish began as a hobby at first.

Tobias Woggon - All-Mountain Biker checking Trails

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Tobias Woggon - Enduro All-Mountain Biker checking Trails

Our trail checking experiences in Alanya, in Oymapinar and at the Tahtali logically resulted in a number of discussions which we used extensively to exchange our minds and love to share them with you, dear alaturka portal readers.

Brian Webb - experienced Australian Pilot

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Brian Webb - experienced Australian Pilot

I have been flying paragliders since 1986, before that hang gliders for several year. I started my paragliding school in Bright, Australia in 1988 and taught over 3,000 people to fly before moving on to specialise in paragliding XC Tours and XC skills development clinics.

Wild Water Rafting on Alara River in Turkey

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Rafting on Alara River in Turkey

For professional rafters and beginners. There are lots of wild water streams coming down from the Taurus Mountains, but a few of them are really difficult to handle on rafts. You need a well-trained body with powerful muscles to move down safely. Permission is also required.

Murat Iştın - flying meteorologist

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Murat Iştın - flying meteorologist

Murat Iştın, who is a meteorologist and at the same time, paragliding pilot, was born in Balıkesir in 1980. After completing his primary and secondary education in Balıkesir, he graduated from Ankara Anadolu Meteorology Vocational High School in 1998 and started his professional meteorology career by working at Van Ferit Melen Airport.

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