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 »

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Museums

The unequaled works of art and remains belonging to the many civilizations and societies that left their mark in Turkey are preserved across the centuries to welcome today’s visitors. Shedding light into history, far and recent, this legacy is well-preserved Click More »

Winter Sports

Turkey, which attracts the attention with different scenic beauties every season, offers the most beautiful ski slopes in winter. The Skiing centers of Anatolia welcome many winter sports enthusiasts and offer slopes that are suitable for a variety of winter Click More »

Water Sports

The crossroads of Europe and Asia surrounded by the Black Sea, the Mediterranean, and Aegean and Marmara seas, Turkey is the heart of water sports. Turkey is a peninsula awaiting its visitors to explore the seas of magnificently unique regions. Click More »

Outdoor Sports

For the active tourist Turkey has many mountains that offer winter sport activities . The mountains offer wonderful winter sports like skiing, mountain climbing and hiking. Enjoy the winter sports by checking out some of the to climbing sites such Click More »

Alternative Tourism

Alternative tourism options appeal to a wide range of holiday makers who are looking for options other than the classic holiday! Turkey offers a variety of alternatives and services ranging from eco-tourism as a means to commune with nature to Click More »

Antique Cities

Home to the world’s earliest settlements and numerous civilizations ranging from the tiniest of communities to the greatest of empires, Anatolia invites you to discover its ancient cities. Aphrodisias With a history dating back to 5000 BC, the ancient city Click More »

Ephesus

Ephesus Ephesus; one of the most important regions of Izmir and Turkey and the most famous Greek city of the ancient times with a heritage dating back to 6 thousand BC The ancient city of Ephesus located close to Seljuk, Click More »

Alanya

Alanya Alanya; one of nature’s most generous regions located by in front of the Toros mountains by the Mediterranean Sea and the hub of many civilizations throughout the centuries Located on a peninsula reaching into the in the Mediterranean Sea, Click More »

Uzungöl

Uzungöl Uzungöl: Located within the province of Trabzon, one of the most beautiful cities of Eastern Black Sea Region, Uzungöl, with its lush green nature and calm water, peacefully lies within a valley.   Uzungöl is the lake that also Click More »

Historical Peninsula

Historical Peninsula Historical Peninsula: A historical region which has flourished over the centuries since its earliest settlement, the Historical Peninsula hosts invaluable monuments of bygone civilizations. Also called Suriçi (Walled City) the area was founded in 685 BC and named Click More »

Selçuk

Selçuk Selçuk:  Center of many civilizations since ancient times, both sacred and historic region and the open air museum of Izmir. Selçuk, with a history dating back to 6000 BC, abounds in valuable artifacts illustrative of the culture and architecture Click More »

Safranbolu

Safranbolu Safranbolu:  A dreamy town of historical significance, Safranbolu is located in the Black Sea Region and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Mentioned in Homer’s Iliad, Safranbolu, with a history dating back to ancient times, has been one 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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