ANTALYA DAILY TOURS

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ANTALYA SIGHTSEEING TOUR (CODE DANT131)

Half day tour

35

US$

Departure from the hotel to visit the famous Antalya Museum and the ancient Antalya Castle where now there are many bars and cafes. Then continue to have a shopping break for experiencing qualified and worldwide known textile, jewellery, leather and cosmetics. Return to Antalya.

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TERMESSOS & ANTALYA SIGHTSEEING TOUR (CODE DANT132)

Full day tour (Lunch Inc.)

55

US$

       08:30 - Start        Departure from Hotel.

       08:30 - 09:30       Drive to Termessos

       09:30 - 12:30       Visit the ancient site of Termessos

       12:30 - 13:00       Drive to  Restaurant

       13:00 - 14:15       Lunch in Keptur Restaurant

       14:15 - 14:45       Drive to old city

     14:45 - 16:30       Marina & Old city quarter

We will leave our hotel and head the North-West of Antalya towards the Tauros Mountains. Termessos is located some 1200 meters above the sea level in a wonderful setting of flowers and Mediterranean type bushes and trees. It has a reputation as being one of the two cities which Alexander the Great was not able to capture. The local inhabitants, The Pisidians, were brave. The location of the city is an “eagle’s nest”, makes it difficult to explore without enjoying a nice hike through the forests. The old city of Antalya, the fortified crescent-shaped settlement surrounding the harbor still bears some traces of its history. The fortification walls were first built during the Hellenistic period and were enlarged and restored during the succeeding  Roman, Byzantine and Selcukian periods. The impressive triple-arched Roman gate on Ataturk street was built to commemorate the visit of Emperor Hadrian in 130 AD.  This partially restored  marble structure with elaborate decoration, is one of the best preserved Roman remains in the city. Kesik Minare (Truncated Minaret) which was built in the 13C by Sehzade Korkut, with the remains of a roman temple, a Byzantine Church is a very good example of transition of religious symbolism from one culture to the succeeding ones. Hidirlik Kulesi (Hidirlik Tower), which originally was built in the 2C AD, is a very good example of the type of  Roman tower tombs built for a local dignitary. It is still standing on a promontory cliff overlooking the harbor. Yivli  Minare (The Fluted Minaret), which became the symbol of the city, is a part of a Selcukian medrese (religious college) and mosque complex built during the reign of Sultan Alaeddin Keykubat in 1230. The traditional 18 and 19C houses still standing in the Old City are now under protection and are being restored under the control of the Ministry of Culture.

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PERGE - ASPENDOS & SIDE TOUR (CODE DANT133)

Full day tour (Lunch Inc.)

60

US$

   08:30 - Start     Departure from Hotel .

   08:30 - 09:00    Drive to Perge.

   09:00 - 10:30    Visit the ancient site of Perge

   10:30 - 11:00    Drive to Aspendos.

   11:00 - 12:00    Visit Aspendos.

   12:00 - 13:00    Lunch in Selale Restaurant

   13:00 - 14:00    Drive  to Side

   14:00 - 16:30    Visit Side & End of the tour.

The land of Pamphylia, meaning “the land of all tribes” was probably one of the most wealthy areas of all the ancient world of the Roman Empire. Perge was a very important trading harbor, where the magnificent remains of this brilliant period can be observed. The best example of a Bath-Gymnasium complex still stands to a sufficient height to witness the glory of the pass, as well as the colonnaded street, the agora, fortification system. Aspendos, purely a native Anatolian city, holds the best preserved theater of the anceint days. Side is one of the well-known ancient sites in the region. The Roman theater, Roman agora, The temple of Apollo, fountains are major monuments inlaid in the modern town.

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KEKOVA - MYRA & ST.NICHOLAS TOUR (CODE DANT134)

Full day tour (Lunch Inc.)

80

US$

   08:00 - Start       Departure from Hotel.

   08:00 - 11:00      Drive to Kekova.

   11:00 - 13:00      Boat tour around the sunken cities and Kekova Island.

   13:00 - 14:00      Drive to Myra.

   14:00 - 16:00      Visit the Roman theatre and the best examples of

                            Lycian rock-cut tomb sand the church of St. Nicholas.

   16:00 - 18:00      Drive to Antalya

   18:00 - End        End of tour.

After departure we will drive to the lovely fishing village of Ucagiz, ancient Theimussa located in a deep cove on the Mediterranean shore. Embarking our boat, we will have a fascinating trip along the northern side Kekova island with numerous remains of ancient buildings carved into the rocks which are partially submerged into the sea.  A careful eye will also catch the sight of the other buildings under the sea through the crystal clear waters of Mediterranean. Due to the rise of the sea level and a depression of the land, part of the settlement is now under the sea level. The Simena castle to the east of Theimussa is located on a promontory hill controlling the passage formed  by the island of Kekova. The traditional architecture of the village and the Lycian remains upon the scenic village haunt the visitors. After visiting Simena we will cruise by the half-sunken sarcophagi back to the Ucagiz where we will have our lunch in a seaside restaurant. On the way back to Antalya we will stop at Myra, one of the six important cities of ancient Lycia, to see the magnificent rock-cur cemetery and the Church of St. Nicholas where he worked as a bishop and was buried after his death. We will be back to the hotel late afternoon.

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OLYMPOS - PHASELIS & CHIMEREA (CIRALI) (CODE DANT135)

Full day tour (Lunch Inc.)

55

US$

The natural hot gas geysers of Olympos on volcanic terrain along with beautiful ruins can be another day start. Oleander and laurel bushes shade the Olympos Valley, which you can approach by land and sea. The play of light on the quiet pools of water enhance the mosaics in the bath. A temple gate and theatre also remain from antiquity. The outer walls and towers around the bay date from the Middle Ages. North of Olympos up from Cirali Beach, is Yanartas (at a height of 300 meters) where according to mythology the Lycian hero Bellerophon, mounted on his winged horse Pegasus slew the fire-breathing monster, Chimaera. Gas which seeps from the earth burns brightly at night at this site, which the Byzantines also considered a religious area.Go further and discover Phaselis, the city that survived kingdom of Rhodes, Persians, Rome and Byzantium domination over the decades or pass by the 40 meters high Duden Waterfalls tour Mouse Island and the Akyarlar Cave. Dinner overnight.