Antalya the holiday paradise offers so much than one might expect, with its luminous sky, blue sea, lush green vegetation and the ever changing color of its mountains is a city of festival of colors. One of the most loved holiday destinations, Antalya has the mountains where one can ski during the winters, and the sea where one can go swim amidst the greenery, it is truly a paradise on earth.
With its rich history, and a great number of archeological sites and ruins one can discover great works of art from different civilizations at every corner of the city, there is so much to see in this city.
Kaleici The Old Town Of Antalya Where You Can Hunt For Bargains
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The old town of Antalya Kaleici is a mixture of Roman and Ottoman architecture. Hadrian’s Gate, the grand ruin with the triple arch that guards the entrance to the old town was built in the 2nd century. Yivli Minaret, Kesik Minaret and Hidirlik Tower with its narrow streets and historical houses and the ancient port are nearby, so one can venture around on foot. There are a lot of shops in the cobbled streets of Kaleici where one can get a good bargain for authentic local handicrafts.
Marvel At The Eternal Flames of Chimaera
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The name Chimaera means eternal flames and the flames burning on the rocky mountains is a fascinating sight, the flames are fueled by the natural gas. There are over twenty vents from which gases are emitted which ignite naturally and the flames are best seen at night. The burning flames are above the temple of Hephaistos.
See The Scenic Duden Waterfall From Land As Well As Sea
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The Duden river creates two cascades of waterfall, the upper and the lower Duden waterfalls. The Upper Falls are in the wooded gorge of north of Antalya city, surrounded by gardens, and he best way to see the Lower Falls, are sitting in a cruise from Kaleici harbour.
From Sea To Sky To The Top Of Mount Tahtali
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Standing at an impressive 2365 metres, Mount Tahtali gives an amazing panoramic view of the coastline. Some people hike it up, but for the average hikers there is a cable car which takes you from the sea to the sky to witness the breathtaking view of the summit and the sun rise from the top.
Listen To Some Turkish Music At The Harbour
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At the Harbour district, one can watch the boats come and go and experience and witness the spot where the fishermen earn their living. You get to hear the authentic Turkish folk music either live or spun by the DJ, also sample the local traditional food in the cafes, and buy some Turkish coffee, spices and crafts.
The city is worth a visit with its diverse culture and traditions.