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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.

4 Wheel Drive - Off-Road Adventure of Antalya

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Off-Road Adventure of Antalya

The desire for recognition and conquering nature is what attracts humanity to nature for centuries. Movement is the essence of life and in this geography, the desire to challenge nature with the custom-made 4x4 off-road vehicles is increasing day by day.

Tortoise Fan Club Antalya

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A Beetle Club in Antalya

Last produced in 2003, Beetles are without doubt most liked cars in the world. First appeared in the streets in 1938, mass production of the round shaped beetle began after the end of world war one.

Antalya Airport

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Antalya Airport (IATA: AYT, ICAO: LTAI) is 10 km (6 miles) east of the city center of Antalya, Turkey. The airport is operated in Turkey's primary holiday destination located on the country’s Mediterranean coast. The airport is big and modern, built to accommodate the millions of passengers who come to Turkey's Mediterranean beaches in summer.

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in Antalya

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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in Antalya

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower came to Antalya to stay for a short while. In a distance of about one mile away from the new industrial harbour of Antalya, the ship can be seen from the road leading to Kemer. To visit the ship is not possible at stake.

The Suna & Inan Kıraç Research Institute on Mediterranean Civilizations

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The Suna & Inan Kıraç Research Institute on Mediterranean Civilizations

The Suna & İnan Kıraç Research Institute on Mediterranean Civilizations, within the Vehbi Koç Foundation, is an international cultural institution chartered to encourage and support researches to study, document, protect, and restore the historical, archaeological, ethnographical and cultural assets of Antalya and her environs; and to elucidate the region’s deep-rooted relations with the Mediterranean region. 

The Lycian League

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The Lycian League

Lycia, due to its geographical location has always stayed on the fringes of global events and power struggles of the antiquity. However, at the same time she has always been in touch with all parties in terms of political power struggles.

Street markets in Antalya

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Street markets in Antalya

Lot of emails of readers asking for street markets or open air  market in Antalya, so we decided to publish a short list of markets in the different districts of Antalya.

Kaputas Beach next to Kalkan

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Kaputas Beach next to Kalkan

Kaputas really is a beautiful and unspoilt spot next to Kalkan and when we have discovered Kaputas Beach we had no idea that this is already a famous place. But how couldn't it be different with the water that always has a brilliant turquoise-blue colour?

Kaleici | The Treasure in the Center of Antalya

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Kaleici | The Treasure in the Center of Antalya

Antalya offers an almost secret pearl, the old center of the city, Kaleiçi (Inner Castle) in addition to internationally renown Airport, Hadrian’s Gate and the Fluted Minaret:

Belek - Paradise for golfers

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Belek - Paradise for golfers

Belek once was a small village next to Antalya until...
As everywhere along beautiful beaches, hotels have been built. But how is it different from other places with similar beaches? The starting point was to introduce a variety of sporting activities during holiday time for visitors.

Parasites discovered in the Roman sewage system

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Parasites discovered in the Roman sewage system

In the ancient city of Sagalassos, which dates back to 25 BC when getting under Roman rule, archaeologists working there examined a bathing complex and a latrine integrated into it,

Sagalassos on the Akdag near Burdur

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Sagalassos on the Akdag near Burdur

Leaving Antalya towards Burdur and Isparta on the 650/350 road, you will reach the fork for Korkutelli or Termessos after about 11 kilometers.

Antakya - The biblical town of Antioch

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Antakya - The biblical town of Antioch

The historical and biblical town of Antioch in the Asi Mountains (Orontes) is situated on a huge fertile plain surrounded by high mountains.

Turkey - Bird Watching at Göksu River

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Turkey - Bird Watching at Göksu River

Turkey is one of the richest countries in wetlands among the countries in Europe and the Middle East. These wetlands have great importance especially for wildlife as well as for local economy.

Taşucu - Ferry to Girne-Kyrenia on Northern Cyprus

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Taşucu - Ferry to Girne-Kyrenia on Northern Cyprus

A really nondescript town on the Turkish Riviera, which has got its fame almost exclusively due to its car-ferry harbor: Taşucu - Ferry to Girne / Kyrenia on Northern Cyprus.

Adana Airport - Şakirpaşa Havalimanı

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Adana Airport or Adana Şakirpaşa Airport (Turkish: Adana Şakirpaşa Havalimanı) (IATA: ADA, ICAO: LTAF) is an airport located in the city of Adana in the Adana Province of Turkey.

Alahan Monastery in Mut at Göksu Valley

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Alahan Monastery in Mut Region

We headed from Mut towards Karaman on Highway 715, which is currently being improved. After the first bend about 22 kilometres after leaving Mut, we are struck by the silhouette of the Alahan Monastery higher up on the mountain.

The Cave Church of Alaoda

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When you are on the road between Mut and Karaman you may take a short break next to the village of Geçimli (Malya) and ask for the way to Alaoda Cave Church. Just a couple of minutes away from the main road you will enter into cave which floors are still covered with ancient mosaics showing lots of Christian motives.

Tarsus the Capital of ancient Cilicia

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Tarsus the Capital of ancient Cilicia

Tarsus was the Capital of Cilicia, situated on the banks of the river Cydnus and commanding the road from the Mediterranean Sea to Central Anatolia through the Cilician Gate.

Mut, the City of Apricot

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Mut, the City of Apricot

We went to Karaman again with regard to preparation of the 2011 Paragliding Weeks. Here, the district governor drew our attention to the ancient city of Claudiopolis and invited us to see the district centre called Mut and its vicinity. This region is especially famous for growing of Mut Apricot, which is an aromatic apricot type.

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