Antalya Historical and Touristic Places

Seyahat Rehberi

Antalya is very rich in terms of historical monuments. These historical artifacts are classified as ancient periods, Seljuk and Ottoman artifacts.
Alanya Castle: A masterpiece of castle architecture. It resembles an eagle’s nest on the seashore. A castle dating from ancient times was built in place by the Seljuk Sultan Alaeddin Keykubad. Therefore, it is also known as Alaiye Castle. In the castle which was repaired in 1955, there is a mosque, a bedesten, Akşebe Sultan Tekkesi, Aya Yorgi Church and a palace at the highest point of the hill.

Alara Castle: It is located on a single hill near the Alara River on the Antalya-Alanya road. It is 10 km from the shore.

Kızıl Kule: In 1225 the Seljuk Sultan Alaeddin Keykubad Castle was built as a fortress. The art value is very high. The architect Kettari who made Sinop Kalesi was built by Ebi Ali, son of Reha. The tower in Alanya is five storeys. Each side is 8 corners with 12,5 m. Two floors are made of reddish stone and the other floors are made of red bricks. There is a perimeter surveillance site, crawlers, pitch and scouring holes.

Yivli Minare Mosque: It was built in 1238. It is a masterpiece of the Seljuk revolution. It is the symbol of Antalya. The bottom of the minaren is stone and square. The upper part is round and grooved, made of bricks. The upper part of the glass is covered with blue tiles. There is Mevlevihane, madrasa, two tombs and a complex. The mosque is used as an ethnographic museum.

Ahi Yusuf Masjid: It was built in 1249 in the name of Ahi Yusuf. The mescid, made of cut stone, is square. There is the tomb of Ahi Yusuf beside the Meshchild.

Bali Bey Mosque: It was built by Bali Bey, one of the second veterans of the Sultan Bayezid. There is a large dome on the octagonal pulley.

Korkut Mosque: It is also called Kesik Minare, Cumanun Mosque, Cihannüma Mosque and Mosque-i Kebir. It was built in the fifth century as Panaghia Church. Sultan Baykalid’s son, Sultan Korkut, turned the camera. In 1869 a fire was destroyed.

Mehmed Pasha Mosque: Built between 1593-1607 by Tekeli Mehmed Pasha. The walls are cobblestones. There are three doors. It was repaired twice in 1866 and 1926.

Emir Bedreddin Mosque: A wooden glass belonging to Seljuk devrine. It is also called the Andless Mosque. He is in Alanya.

Müsellim Mosque: Haci Osmanoğlu was built by Hacı Mehmed Ağa in 1796. The section of the glass window with the outer window pedestals and the section up to the dome of the dome are covered with blue-white Kütahya tiles and the mihrab is covered with green glazed tiles.

Murad Pasha Mosque: It was built by Kuyucu Murad Pasha in 1570. Minaresi is the two honors. The side walls are decorated with Iznik tiles.

Ömer Paşa Mosque: It is in the district of Elmalı. It was built in 1608 by the bookstore Ömer Paşa. It was repaired in 1870 and 1955.

Kale Mosque: It was built during the time of Sultan Alaeddin Keykubad in Alanya. It is also known by the name of Sultan Süleyman Mosque because it was rebuilt by Suleiman the Magnificent on the old base between the years 1530-1566.

Karatay Madrasa: It was built in 1250 by Celaleddin Karatay. Due to its mihrabı, the Karatay Mosque is also known as Darüssüleha.

Ulu Cami Madrasa: It is not known who and when it was built. It is known as the imaret among the people.

Atabey Armağan Madrasah: It was built by Atabey Armağan in 1239. Today, only the lower part of the entrance is left.

Emir Sinaneddin Madrasa: It was built in 1319 by Hamidoğulları by Emir Sinaneddin near Korkuteli. It is cut stone and has two floors.

Fadirian Medrese: It is in Elmali and it was built in the nineteenth century. Today it is used as a library.

Evdir Han: Near Korkuteli, the Seljuk Sultan was built by the first İzzeddin Keykavus.

Alara Han: It is the most beautiful caravanserais of the Seljuk period on Alanya-Konya highway. It was built in 1231 by Alaeddin Keykubad.

Kırkgöz Han: The Sultan was built by the second Gıyaseddin Keyhüsrev. Antalya-Burdur is on the way.

Şaropsa Han: It is on the way to Antalya-Alanya. It was built during the time of Sultan Gıyaseddin Keyhüsrev. It is a structure without rich ornaments.

Deniz Feneri: Nevşehirli Damad İbrahim Pasha’s 1720’de built this lantern on a hill in Alanya. The ships in the Mediterranean have led for many years.

Tekelioğlu Library: It is a historical monument and there are many valuable manuscripts.

Bedesten: It was made with Seljuk brick. It was used as the material store of Alanya Castle. There are 26 rooms overlooking a courtyard with a size of 38×36 meters.

Selçuklu Shipyard: It is in Alanya. It was built by the Seljuks for shipbuilding. Five big eyes. Although it is 700 years old, big sailing ships are built in the castle.

Antalya Regional Museum: Founded in 1923 and moved to the new building in 1972. It is filled with precious works belonging to pre-historic and pre-historic periods.

Kara In: It is from the village of Yağça. According to the researches made since 1894, there is no such thing as a rich cave like this that illuminates the ancient times. Here are the goods belonging to 50 thousand years ago.

Perge: It is near Antalya. B.C. It is an old city built in the 7th century. The stadium and the theater are quite large. The stadium is 27,000. Perge has an important place in history. It was on the trade route. In 1207, the Seljuk Sultan Sultan Keyhüsrev conquered the first Gıyaseddin.

Aspendos (Belkis): It is 48 km east of Antalya. By Roman Emperor Antonius The 20,000-seat theater built in the second century is famous. In the world, it is the best preserved theater of the day. It was a seaside city at that time. This theater is also called Belkis (Balkız) Theater. The aqueducts and the buildings are remarkable.

Side: BC It is a city belonging to the 7th century. The theater with 20.000 people, the bazaar (agora) and various sculptures are famous. Side word comes to the meaning of pomegranate. Pomegranates are very common in paintings and figures. In ancient Greek there is no side (pomegranate) word. The people of Side built the city before the ancient Greeks. There are many historical works in the side museum. The entrance gate to the city was found. The walls are ruined, the main street remains and two houses of antique age were unearthed. The houses are around the courtyard and the floors are marble. There is a cistern, a well and a pool in the middle of the courtyard. The theater was built on a flat surface not on slopes such as Silyon, Perge and Aspendos.

Termessos: There are still remains and theaters of the Roman Empire and Byzantine times.

Hadrianus Gate: It was made as a memory of the visit of the Roman Emperor Hadrianus to Antalya. It is made of marble and is located in the city center.

Altinkaya: This district has a 1500-seat theater dating from ancient times.

Sillion Ruins: It is in the Serik district.

Elge (Zerk) Ruins: Serikte’dir. The mountain is the city. Walls, stadiums, theaters, temples and waterways and caves are famous.

Termessos (Güllük): Hidden mountain roads, corridors, theater and sculpture of 4200 people are famous.

Anvi Ruins: BC It is the remains of those who lived in the 9th century.

Hıdırlık Tower: Made by the Romans as a “light tower”. It is 14 meters and has two floors.

Demre (Myra): It is on the edge of Demre Stream. B.C. It was founded in the 5th century and some remnants were found.

Bagyaka (Limira): BC It is a city of Lydia founded in the 7th century.

Kınık (Xanthos): It is located near the town of Kaş. B.C. It is a city remains of the 7th century.

Santa Claus: It is not certain that Saint Nicolas, who is known as a Christian and named “Santa Claus”, lived or even lived in the Untouched village of Kas. This Christian religious man has been a material for Christian imperialism to be planted in this county. Many Christians believe that Santa is myth.

Historical remnants in Akseki: Cities of ancient times, fortresses and towers and bridges.

Tourist Destinations: Antalya is one of the few tourism centers in Turkey and the world. The climate is delicious, and the fruits and vegetables found in every season, the beautiful beauty of the coast and the forests, and the winter sports can be done in the mountains at the same time while being in the sea. The coastline from Kas to Gazipasa is filled with tourist attractions.

Spas and drinks:

Demre Drink: Sulphurous is good for diseases of the stomach and intestines.

Scared Drinking: A healing suddenly against various diseases.

Yellow Water Drink: It is in Ilica village. It is good for liver, stomach, intestinal and gall bladder disorders.

Sınat Deresi Kaplıcası: It is a sudden at a temperature of 25 degrees. It is useful for various diseases. It is near the village of Ilica.

National parks: Some places are protected as national parks for natural beauty. Köprülü Canyon National Park is 14 km long and 100 m wide. Bey Mountains National Park, Coastal National Park and Termesses National Park were taken under protection. Turkey’s largest park is built in Antalya with 170 thousand square meters. Ulaş Recreation Park is very suitable for a picnic.

Caves: Antalya is very rich in terms of caves. The US and Yugoslavia provide huge income with cave tourism. Turkey is the country with the most caves in the world. Only 20 of 40 thousand caverns have been identified. The others have not been reached yet. There are 20 caves in Antalya.

In Antalya caverns, there are lakes, rivers, cliffs, unobtrusive fish, wounds and various animals. The air of some caves, some of the mud or water is healing. Therefore, it is good for various diseases.

Damlataş Cave: Damlataş Cave, which is a wonderful stalactite cave, is in Alanya and it is good for asthma.

Antalya Cave: It is close to Alanya. It is roamed inside. This phosphorus cave, a sea cave, has a very beautiful view with the reflection of sun rays.

Düdencik Cave: It is in Akseki. It is the deepest cave of Turkey. Its length is 60 meters.

The Cave is in Kalkan. 54 comes from the cave.

Other caves: Sakalsultan, Demirciler, Liar World, Dumanlı, Kada İni, Öküz İni, Beldibi, Yolandı and Pirates caves. Some have traces of ancient times.

Çağlayanlar: Antalya is also very rich in terms of waterfalls and waterfalls. Düden Çağlayanı and Manavgat, Homa and Uçarsu and Kayabükü cascades, which spill from a height of 60 meters, are the most famous. There are 13 waterfalls in the seven corrugations. There are a total of 29 waterfalls in Antalya. Women’s abyss are in Antalya.

Undersea artifacts: Antalya is also rich in underwater artifacts. The oldest known ship of the world was found in Uluburun between Kaş and Keora village. It’s a 3200-year-old treadmill. This ship, which is 40 m deep, is being studied by Turkish and US marine archaeologists.

Yanartaş (Torch) “Çıralı”: This flame, which is considered to be the beginning of the torch burned in the Olympics, has been burning since thousands of years on a hill 350 m high at 7 km from Finike. This fire, which came from underground in a half of the hill, never faded. There are various myths.

Antalya houses: It is planned that the houses in Kaleiçi district will be restored as appropriate and used in touristic properties. 20 homes will be converted into accommodation facilities with 115 beds.

Cisterns: Alanya cisterns are the city. There are still cisterns in the castle houses. Akşebe Masjid and Mecdüddir tribe are famous. The cistern is 20-22 m long and 13 m wide. It is still used today.

Alanya Museum: It is a museum with very rich works.

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