Most famous places in Antalya to visit

One day if you own a property in Antalya you can do the following :

The River Dimçay is a great day out!  The area offers a huge cave which is incredibly beautiful and the river and mountains are a very powerful vision.  The Dimçay River begins its journey from the Konya highlands and flows 200km before merging into the Mediterranean Sea east of Alanya.  Along the river’s edge there are numerous restaurants and during the summer months there are tables floating on the water making it possible to dip your feet in the cool river while eating.  The restaurants by Dim çay all breed trout which is served fresh and the relaxing atmosphere allows you to take in the glorious scenery and idealic surroundings.

Sapadere Canyon north east of Alanya is a natural wonder and definitely worth a visit.  Sapadere means a stream away from the road and it was a hidden treasure for many years.  Stretching for 360 metres in length and nearly 400 metres high the canyon is formed by erosion from water, ice and wind and layers of rock were formed over thousands of years.  There are numerous waterfalls, rare plants and different species of animals and birds all living in their natural habitat with clean, fresh air and cascading turquoise water flowing over the rocks it’s a therapeutic way to relax the human spirit.  It is possible to swim in the natural pool at the bottom of the waterfall and provides a great photograph opportunity.  There is also a chilling brook to take a dip which is said to remove all negative energies from the body!

Dalmataş Caves are one of the town's most popular attractions. The cave has a constant temperature of 22-23 degrees Celsius and a humidity level of more than 90 %. There are also stalagmites and stalactites which are several thousand years old. The climate in the cave is said to be therapeutic for those with respiratory problems, especially asthma sufferers.

Alanya Castle is obviously a landmark of the city, as it can be seen from every point. The castle walls date back to the 13th century and are built on top of Byzantine fortifications. The walls are 6.5 km long and include 140 towers, including the most famous Red Tower. Inside the castle you can find Byzantine church, mosque, caravanserai and numerous cisterns and villas.  From the top of the Castle walls you'll get the best view over Alanya city.  From here you get a perfect view of the other side of Alanya with its marina and Red Tower. The Red Tower is considered to be the symbol of the city. There are 5 floors, including the ground floor. You can go to the top of the tower with the help of stone stairs that have 85 steps. There is a cistern in the middle of the tower. The tower was built in order to protect the harbour and the dockyard from naval attacks and was used for military purposes for centuries. Being restored in 1950s, the tower was opened to visitors in 1979, and its first floor began to be used as the museum of Ethnography.

 

Alanya Port is an exciting place with a beautiful harbour overlooked by the medieval castle and at night is array of glistening lights that shine across the waters.  There are a number of restaurants and cafes to enjoy while you while away the hours and promenades to walk along in the warm summer sunshine.

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