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The Mediterranean Region is bordered by the Aegean Region to the west, the Central Anatolia to the north, the Eastern Anatolia to the northeast, the Southeastern Anatolia to the east, Syria to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. It covers approximately 15 percent of Turkey with a surface area of 122.100 km2 (47,143 sq mi). The Region, especially due to the natural and historical assets around the Gulf of Antalya, is very important tourist center in Turkey.

Kemer - A beautiful but crowdet holiday resort

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Kemer - A beautiful holiday resort

30 miles to the west of Antalya at the base of the Bey Mountains, which belong to the Olympos National Park, Kemer, one of the most beautiful holiday resorts with a beautiful harbor for sailing ships, is situated. Small and beautifully-decorated shops offer a wide variety of different goods.

Xanthus – Capital town of Lycia explained by W. Dorn

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Xanthus – Capital town of Lycia

Xanthus is mentioned by numerous ancient Greek and Roman historical geographical writers. Strabo notes Xanthos as the largest city in Lycia, as the Capital of the Lycian Town Assembly.

The ancient town of Perge next to Antalya

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The ancient town of Perge

Visiting Perge you can get a good impression of what a Roman towns looked like with its theatres, stadium, agora, baths, streets and town gates, as large parts of the town have been excavated and are still being restored.

Patara Beach - relaxing after visiting the Patara ruins

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Patara Beach

Once arriving at the village of Patara, following the road leading to the beach you will be quite surprised: no 5 star holiday hotels, no accommodation at the beach, no restaurants – just pure beach. More then 16 kilometers long and part wise 400 meters wide the sandy beach stretches along the sea side.

Patara - Important ancient habour town of Lycia

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Patara - Ancient habour of lycian people

Patara is situated on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey (also called The Turquoise coast or the "Lycian Coast"). A region boasting thousands of years of history, breathtaking scenery and couple of miles of unspoiled coastline. 2000 years ago Patara was the largest and the most important sea port of the Lycian civilization.

Phaselis Antalya - ancient harbour town

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Phaselis - ancient harbour town

Phaselis, next to Kemer, is at the eastern end of a historic region known as Lycia, an independent Greek confederation of cities originating in the 8th century BC, reaching its high point in the 4th century BC and then becoming a Roman province in the 1st century BC.

Olympus - picturesque tree houses along the creek

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Olympus - picturesque tree houses along the creek

In different, international travelogues of users of the Lycian trail and backpackers we have repeatedly heard about the "tree houses" at Olympos, which are made of simple, nailed boards lodgings offering cheap accomodation.

Yivli Minare Antalya - Seljuk Sultan Alaaddin Keykubad I

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Yivli Minare - Antalya

The Alaaddin or Yivli Minare Mosque ("Fluted Minaret" Mosque), commonly also called Ulu Mosque (Turkish: Ulu Cami, "Grand Mosque") in Antalya is a historical mosque built by the Anatolian Seljuk Sultan Alaaddin Keykubad I at the beginning of his reign.

Antalya City Walk - City Flair and ancient harbour

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Antalya City Walk

This walk can be completed within a morning or afternoon hike, or as long as you want it to enjoy it! Start at the Kaleiçi (Old Quarter) and walk down to the ancient marina or, if you wish, start at the marina itself.

Suna & İnan Kıraç Museum Kaleici - Antalya

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Suna & İnan Kıraç Museum Kaleici

Suna & İnan Kıraç Kaleiçi Museum is housed in two historic buildings in Kaleiçi, the old town of Antalya, registered as cultural heritage.

Ucan 1 and Ucan 2 Waterfalls next to Antalya

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Ucan 1 and Ucan 2 Waterfalls

Whilst in search of places worth visiting in AlanyaAntalya region, we came across an old magazine at a second hand bookseller in İzmir. The book was, next to other topics, showing one article about “Uçan Waterfalls” near Antalya: 

Mountain Biking - new Trails in Turkey

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Mountain Biking in Turkey

Another, steadily growing popularity of using bicycles, is Mountain Biking in the Taurus Mountains since less farmers use the trails for their goat and sheep for the summer greens in the mountains.

Oldtown Kaleiçi Antalya - Life Behind the Doors

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Altstadt Antalya - das Leben hinter den Toren

Located on the western end of the Mediterranean Coast of Turkey, Antalya has been one of the most important commercial ports of Anatolia throughout its long history, has constantly been settled after second century AD and hosted many voyagers as part of their itinerary.

Tahtali Cablecar to Mountain Top - Kemer

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Tahtali Cable Way - Kemer

Southern Turkey is on one hand shaped by the sea, its landscapes and culture, and on the other by the outstanding services and activities it has to offer. With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, it is undoubtedly an attractive holiday destination for guests from Europe the whole year round.

Fire of Chimera - Flames apear from inside of earth

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Fire of Chimera

Most well known all over the world is the ancient place next to Kemer called Chimera which origins from Latin language meaning "Burning Stone", a natural phenomenon since a couple of thousands of years: From below the rocks of a mountain, flames occur on the surface in different places, the ever lasting "Fire of Chimera".

Mountainbike trails at ancient town of Olympos

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Ancient town of Olympos

We were turning back to the main road between Antalya and Kumluca, as it was easy to find some advices for Olympos. There is no need for a guide while travelling to Olympos on the research for Mountainbike trails, as we were awaited already.

Canyoning as well called Schluchteln

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Canyoning as well called Schluchteln

Canyoying is a new and exciting outdoor activity. By Canyoning (also called Schluchteln or Schluchting) you can understand committing a gulch from above to down (in the early time of the sport canyonings from below upwards) in the most different variations.

Hiking in an apostle’s footsteps: the St. Paul Trail

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Trekking on the St. Paul Trail

Perge, today one of the best preserved, most visited ancient sites on Turkey’s sun-soaked Mediterranean shore, in the A.D. first century was a living, booming Roman city, its colonnaded streets thronging with prosperous citizens, its massive theater crammed with spectators for shows and gladiatorial displays, its opulent bathhouses humming with the tittle-tattle of wealthy merchants.

Tahtalı – Third and final leg of paragliding contest

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Tahtalı – Third and final leg of paragliding contest

We went back home for a short while, uploaded the latest on XC paragliding competition Turkey second phase to Alaturka website and hit the road on Thursday night. The next target of XC paragliding competition Turkey was Tekirova near Kemer in Antalya region.

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