Hierapolis – Pamukkale

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 9.12.1988 List Reference: 485 Criteria: Natural/ Cultural   SACRED LAND CLAD IN WHITE According to the legend that spread the mystery of Hierapolis to the wide world, an ugly shepherd girl, fed Click More »

Göreme National Park and the Rock Site of Cappadocia

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1985 List Reference: 357 Criteria:Natural/ Cultural   DESIGNED BY NATURE: CAPPADOCIA Cappadocia, which was inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985 on natural and cultural criteria, Is situated at a Click More »

Selimiye Mosque and it’s Social Complex

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Nemrut Mountain

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1987 List Reference: 448 Criteria: Cultural   THE SUN RISES AND SETS WITH A UNIQUE MAJESTY AT NEMRUT MOUNTAIN! The Nemrut mountain side with the tumulus containing the tomb of King Antiochus Click More »

Historic Areas of Istanbul

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1985 List Reference: 356 Criteria: Cultural   Love of Continents: ISTANBUL The historical areas of Istanbul, which has been the capital of three great empires, were inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage Click More »

Hattusa The Capital City of Hittites

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 28.11.1986 List Reference: 377 Criteria: Cultural   OPEN-AIR MUSEUM Hattusha, which was the capital of the Hittite Empire during antiquity, has been in the List of World Heritage since 1986 on cultural Click More »

Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1985   List Reference: 358 Criteria: Cultural     THE MOSQUE WHERE STONES WERE DRESSED WITH LOVE   The first Turkish building inscribed to UNESCO’s World Heritage List, the Great Mosque and Click More »

City of Safranbolu

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 17.12.1994 List Reference: 614 Criteria: Cultural   ORIGINAL EXAMPLE OF THE TRADITIONAL Safranbolu, an Anatolian city that brings history to life through its mosques, market, neighbourhoods, streets and original houses, was inscribed Click More »

Turkey in World Heritage

Unesco World of Heritage List   Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration.   Click More »

Hatay

Hatay: Located at Turkey’s southern tip, Hatay is a center of civilization abounding in historical and cultural legacies in every corner. The city is positioned at the geographical location connecting Anatolia the Middle East and has an incomparable historical heritage Click More »

Sakarya

Sakarya: is one of Turkey’s fastest developing cities surrounded by a lush green landscape abounding in natural wonders. With a history dating back to the 8th century, the city has been one of the main settlements of major empires.  Naturally, Click More »

Van

Van: Turkey’s sixth largest city and cultural legacy rich in history, monuments, natural beauty and unique flavors One of the border cities of Turkey, Van welcomes visitors from all over the world particularly for its culture and winter tourism. The Click More »

Rize

Rize is blessed with the most beautiful nature that has been preserved over the centuries. The fresh air of Rize has a regenerative effect on you with every breath you take. Located in the greenest area of Turkey, the Eastern Click More »

Turkey Outlets and cheap shopping addresses

Turkey Outlets and cheap shopping addresses in Turkey Shopping is an indispensable part of our daily life. Outlet shops have become the addresses for cheaper shopping. Many brands manufacture cheaper products especially for their outlets. List of some outlet center Click More »

Balıkesir

Balıkesir: Blessed with numerous islands where lush green forests stretch along the shores of the infinite sea, Balıkesir province is also the habitat of abundant olive groves. Founded by the Mysians in ancient times, Balıkesir has been one of the Click More »

Amasya

Amasya:  The city where the Sultans’ sons were educated and the legendary city where Ferhad had to mine the mountains to reunite with his beloved Shirin, Amasya has been one of the major cities of many civilizations since the ancient Click More »

Mersin

Mersin Mersin: One of the warmest and most beautiful cities of the Mediterranean region that can be visited for its authentic flavors and beautiful beaches any time of the year. Mersin is one of the most developed cities of the Click More »

Burdur

Burdur Burdur: Located in the western part of the Mediterranean Region, Burdur is a major city where scenic beauties meet with historical archaeology Settled for the first time in 7000 BC, Burdur has been home to many civilizations and ancient Click More »

Yalova

Yalova: Surrounded by the Marmara Sea, Yalova is a peaceful and relaxing city rich in thermal springs and abundant nature. It is estimated that Yalova was founded in the 7th century BC by Bithynians from Thrace. Yalova is rich in Click More »

Karabük

Karabük Karabük is situated on an important trade route between Amasra on the coast and central Anatolia. Karabük is a town and the capital district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Karabük was built in the 1930s as the seat of the iron and steel Click More »

 

Alanya with its sea, sandy beaches and rich historical past, is a district which belongs I to Antalya provision, has an excellent nature and has been located between Antalya and Mersin. In addition to that, It is a real tourism town which presents wonderful comfort and senice to coming tourists with its high quality pensions and tourism-travel agencies.

Having been named Korakesion in Archaic ages, Alanya had been settled in IV. Century B.C. Its another name is “Goat Fortress” and has city ramparts of 8 km length. There are some buildings such as Bedesten Kale Camii (Bedesten Fortress Mosque), Sultan Tekkesi (Prince Dervish Lodge), Tophane in the boundaries of the Fortress. The tower located in South-West of the ramparts has an interesting story. According to this story, a person who had sentenced to capital punishment have a last chance that if he could throw a stone from the rampart to Sea, then he could be forgiven. Although, throwing a stone away is seen as an easy action, in fact, it is so diffucult to achieve. Therefore, at the end of the unsuccesfull trials of sentenced people, they have been killed by throwing them to sea from the ramparts. Today, the tourists visiting Alanya Fortress, have been keeping this traditional stone throwing action. In 1200’s, the trade ships which had been coming from Syria and Egypt by following the coast always, had drawn near to Alanya and their cargo had been discharged here, the the goods had been transported to Middle Region of Anatolia. However, most of the ships had been attacked by pirates and their goods had been looted during their travels. The Seljuks Empire whose capital city had been Konya had been very disturbed for this case. In a turn, Seljuks ships had been attacked by pirates and their goods had been looted and the seamen had been tortured by pirates. This event had been the last one that had brought Seljuks patience come to end. Just after the death of the Seljuks Emperor of Keykavus, Alaaittin Keykobat who had taken his throne, had achieved the security in Mediterranean Sea and had taken the trade ships under close control in 1219. In this period, the old name of Korakesion had been changed, and it had been started to be called as Alaiye. By the time passing, it has now been called as Alanya.

Except from the Fortress, the Damlaias. Cave which is famous for stalactites and stalagmites, and Kızıl Kule (Red Tower) which had been used as shipyard are the places that are to be visited.

Kizil Kule which had been constructed using red bricks by Alaaddin Keykobat in 1225 has a height of 33 meters has a pretty view to back plan of the city both daytime and nighttime.

At the west side of city ramparts, Damlatas. Cave has heen located and it has a history of 15.000 years. For the whole year, the temperature is constant between 22° and 23°, the humidity range is between 80 % and 98 %, so that, this causes an excellent environment for the treatment of the people who has asthma. Having been transformed into the symbol of Alanya, Damlaias Cave fascinates the visitors with its stalactites and stalagmites.

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