Antalya Full Day

Aspendos was one of the most important cities of  Pamphylia which was the original name of the Antalya region. Aspendos theatre is one of the best preserved Roman Amphitheatre on the Asian continent.  Built into a steep hillside and big enough to host 15000 people, this vast semicircular edifice was used to stage plays in second century A.D. It's perfect acoustics means that it is still used today for operas and ballet festivals. After visiting the amphitheatre you can experience the amazing engineering of the city's high aqueduct. Duden waterfalls comes next, a series of beautiful falls surrounded by trees and greenery with well situated pathways. Duden can be observed from behind as well via a stairway leading down to a 40 metre long cave where you can observe from behind the curtain of water. We finish the day with Kaleici, the old town which is located in the city centre near the marina. The old city is one of the jewels of the Turkish coast, led your guide lead you down its cobbled lanes, admiring the wooden-balconied houses and the Roman walls. You will get some time to explore the old town and to do some shopping.

ASPENDOS THEATRE

Aspendos was an ancient city in Pamphylia, Asia Minor, located about 40 km east of the modern city of Antalya, Turkey. It was situated on the Eurymedon River about 16 km inland from the Mediterranean Sea; it shared a border with, and was hostile to, Side.According to later tradition, the city was founded around 1000 BC by Greeks who may have come from Argos. The wide range of its coinage throughout the ancient world indicates that, in the 5th century BC, Aspendos had become the most important city in Pamphylia. At that time the Eurymedon River was navigable as far as Aspendos, and the city derived great wealth from a trade in salt, oil, and wool.


PAMPHYLIA
In ancient geography, Pamphylia was the region in the south of Asia Minor, between Lycia and Cilicia, extending from the Mediterranean to Mount Taurus (modern day Antalya province, Turkey). It was bounded on the north by Pisidia and was therefore a country of small extent, having a coast-line of only about 75 miles with a breadth of about 30 miles. Under the Roman administration the term Pamphylia was extended so as to include Pisidia and the whole tract up to the frontiers of Phrygia and Lycaonia, and in this wider sense it is employed by Ptolemy.

OLD TOWN - KALEİCİ , ANTALYA
Kaleiçi is the historic city center of Antalya, Turkey. Until modern times, almost the entire city was confined within its walls. It has structures dating from the Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, Ottoman and modern Turkish republican eras. The Kaleiçi area is located in the centre-eastern portion of the city along the mediterranean coast fronted by the yacht harbour that dates to the Roman era.The name Kaleiçi means "Inside the Kale" or "Inner Kale" (Kale itself means castle or fortress).

Landmarks :
Clock Tower, Hadrian's Gate , Hıdırlık Tower , İskele mosque , Kale kapısı , Karatay Medrese , Kesik Minare , Yacht Harbour , Yivli Minare , Mermerli Beach , Mermerli Park , Suna & Inan Kıraç Kaleiçi Museum , Tekeli Mehmet Paşa Mosque , Yat Limani

DUDEN WATERFALLS

Düden Waterfalls ; are a group of waterfalls in the province of Antalya, Turkey. The waterfalls, formed by the Düden River (one of the major rivers in southern Anatolia), are located 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) north-east of Antalya. They end where the waters of the Lower Düden Falls drop off a rocky cliff directly into the Mediterranean Sea.Düdenbası Waterfall karstic systemAt the 28th and 30th kilometre markers (17 and 19 miles) of the old route from Antalya-Burdur (which goes through Döşemealtı town), two big karstic sources appear. These sources, Kırkgözler and Pınarbaşı, merge after a short flow and disappear into Bıyıklı Sinkhole. Some of the sinkholes can swallow a river or lake. In this region, the Suğla (Konya) big sinkhole and the Bıyıklı sinkhole output 30 cubic metres per second (1,100 cu ft/s). This quantity is the output of Kırkgöz and Pınarbaşı springs at inundation.The water, which disappears at Bıyıklı Sinkhole, travels 14 km (9 mi) underground and comes out again at Varsak pit. After a very short fall, it disappears again from the other end. The water which disappears at Varsak goes underground for 2 km (1.2 mi) and comes out again at Düdenbasi, by pressure made by a syphon. The water which falls from Düdenbasi is the water coming from Kepez Hydroelectrical Complex.

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