Regions of Turkey

South of the majestic Taurus Mountains lie on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea with its beaches of fine sand, vistas of rare & rugged beauty, many ancient ruins, hidden coves & alluring vacation getaways. The region is bathed in sunshine 300 days a year & is a paradise for swimming, sunbathing & watersports. You can also explore important historical sites dating back thousands of years, set in a landscape of pine forests & citrus groves & learn about the mythology that is intertwined with the area. The Mediterranean coast is as full of antique artefacts as the Aegean. In the ancient Lycian region, west of Antalya, you can experience the beauty of the mountain cities of Termessos & Arikand, as well as the coastal towns such as Olimpos, Kale, Kekova & Kas. The ancient cities of Perge, Aspendos & Side are located on the coastal plane east of Antalya, originally called Pamphylia.

Antalya is one of the Mediterranean’s most important cities & is Turkey’s hottest vacation spot, with the beaches of Konyaalti to the west & Lara to the east, lying at the foot of Antalya’s massive mountain range. It is an attractive holiday getaway with palm-lined streets, beautiful parks, an abundance of accommodation, restaurants, bars & nightclubs & a picturesque marina. The symbol of this city, founded in the 2nd century BC, is the Yivli Minaret, which dates back to the Seljukera. The Asagi Duden Waterfall to the east flows over huge boulders into the sea. West of Antalya is the attractive little holiday town of Kemer, famous for its sandy beaches surrounded by pine forests & mountains.The next big town east of Antalya is Alanya, a panoramic port city on the southern slopes of the majestic Taurus Mountains surrounded by orange, lemon & banana groves. Used by the Seljuk Sultan Alaaddin Keykubat as a winter residence, Alanya’s shipyard dates back to the same era & was one of the most advanced in the world at that time. It is also famous for its 9th century castle & its popular beaches.Near Anamur is a castle from the Middle …