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Turquoise coast.

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1. Re: Turquoise coast.

hi Dave,

please also have a read here regarding Olympos-Fethiye boat cruise

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g298031-i1222-k5…

the boat itself will not leave from Olympos but leave from the Demre harbor.

most of the boat companies do pick ups beginning at 10am from Olympos and at the Cirali junction at 1030am

do you plan to stay in Olympos or Cirali before your boat trip ?? you should spend a couple of nights in this area before your trip on the boat..as it is a place not to be missed out

you will want to see the historical ruins of Olympos, Also the famous '' Chimaera '' burning mountain is located in the north end of the Cirali village...a secluded 4km non-touristy beach, which is also a natural nesting-ground for carretta carretta (loggerhead turtles).

have a look at the Turkey travel Planner web site for helpful ideas..

turkeytravelplanner.com/itin/…index.html

A couple of places along the way from Antalya I recommend are Cirali, Kas, Ucagiz ( Kalekoy ), Patara and Kaya Koyu near Fethiye.

Ancient Cities of Lycian Civilization ( .UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Date of Submission: 06/02/2009 )

http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/5408/

Major cities of this federation were Patara (being the capital city), Xanthos, Pinara, Olympos, Myra and Tlos which had three votes later joined Phaselis.

Lycian civilization only existed in this part of the world and Anatolia

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3. Re: Turquoise coast.

hi Dave,

you do have a few options..contact your hotel and ask how much they charge for a transfer or take a taxi from th airport upon your arrival. there are plenty of taxis waiting outside of the terminal. expect to pay around 50 liras or so for a taxi depending on where your hotel is.

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5. Re: Turquoise coast.

Hi Dave,

your welcome and enjoy your holidays =)

BTW..so you know that there are direct flights starting this week on april 16th with sun-express to from kayseri to Antalya !!

http://www.sunexpress.com/en/flights

the flights are available on TUESDAYS ONLY

are you still planning a boat trip from Olympos ?? I guess you are staying a few days in Antalya as well.

the major attractions in the city are easily accessed by foot or tram..however for trips to perge, side and aspendos you are better off to join a group tour as public transport is more limiting..more so to the historical sites of Perge and Aspendos..but you can get buses to Side..

Most tours so all those three places in one day and are not that expensive..however book locally and you will find lots of travel acencies in the old city ( kaleiçi ) area

Historic sites in the city center

The Atatürk Monument at Cumhuriyet Meydanı (Republic Square.)

Kaleiçi: the historical center of the city.

Ancient monuments include the City Walls, Hıdırlık Tower, Hadrian's Gate (also known as Triple Gate), and the Clock Tower.

Hadrian's Gate: constructed in the 2nd century by the Romans in honor of the Emperor Hadrian.

İskele Mosque: A 19th century Mosque near the Marina.

Karatay Medrese: A Medrese (Islamic theological seminary) built in 1250 by Emir Celaleddin Karatay.

Kesik Minare (Broken Minaret) Mosque: Once a Roman temple then converted to a Byzantine Panaglia church and finally into a mosque.

Tekeli Mehmet Paşa Mosque: A 18th century Mosque built in honor of Tekeli Mehmet Paşa.

Yat Limanı: the harbour dating to Roman era.

Yivli Minare (Fluted Minaret) Mosque: Built by the Seljuks and decorated with dark blue and turquoise tiles, this minaret eventually became the symbol of the city.

[edit]Museums

Antalya Museum: Prize winning archaeology museum.[citation needed]

Kaleiçi Museum:[15] Opened in 2007 by the Mediterranean Civilizations Research Center (Akdeniz Medeniyetleri Araştırma Merkezi)[16]

Atatürk's House Museum

Antalya Toy Museum. The Antalya Metropolitan Municipality opened the exhibition facility in 2011.[17]

Suna & İnan Kıraç Kaleiçi Museum : A ethnographic museum run by the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation.

In the city of antalya there are 2 main beaches..Konyaalti beach and Lara beach...plus there is a very small beach inthe city center call mermerli beach.

but for one of the best uncrowded beaches in the area go to Cirali ( Olympos

I should also add;

Please make sure that you do your research in the difference between Olympos and the neighboring village of Cirali..both share the same beach

turkeytravelplanner.com/go/…index.html

turkeytravelplanner.com/go/…cirali.html

PS...There are always many mix-ups between the village of Cirali and the village ( valley ) of Olympos. Here's a bit of clarification on the subject.

Cirali / Olympos is located approx. 80km southwest from Antalya. It is quiet and peaceful village perfect for families, nature lovers and for those wishing to get away from the mass touristic cities or towns.

First the beach of Olympos ( located in the village of Cirali ) is shared by both villages. There are two entrances to these villages located on the main highway between Antalya -Fethiye.

One entrance (Cirali) will bring you down into the village of after 7kms. Here you can reach the beach by car, mini-bus or by foot. Once on the beach ( 4kms long -secluded - clean ) you can walk into the entrance of the ancient city of Olympos visiting the ruins located on either side of the creek.

The second entrance on the main highway from Antalya is the entrance to the village of Olympos ( 12 kms from the main highway ), Cavus Koy, and Adrasan. Here in this village are more accomodations with treehouses, bugalows, pansiyons and small hotels as well.

Olympos is very famous for the '' treehouses'' and offers a bit of a different lifestyle that Cirali It tends to cater to more younger crowd or students including backpackers and budget accomodations. In Olympos there are more bars and discos where as Cirali caters to a quieter crowd with only a few local bars playing live turkish music.

To reach the beach from Olympos village one must walk through the ancient city of Olympos. Depending on where one is staying the walk to the beach can be a few minutes up to longer ranging from 800m - 3 or 4 kms. Staying in Olympos village to visit the flames at night there are group tours with mini-buses that travel back up to the main highway road ( 12km ) and then after 1 km down into the other entrance (Cirali - another 11kms down ). You can walk if you wish through Olympos and then along the beach for 4kms or more to visit the flames. Don't forget to bring your flashlight as the ancient city has no lights at night.

I would spend at least 2 nights here before your boat trip

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6. Re: Turquoise coast.

also more thoughts..you really dont need to rent a car in Fethiye..just use the buses..Fethiye to Kas is about 2.5 hrs. Cirali to Kas also 2.5 hrs..Fethiye to Pamukkale about 3-4 hrs ( you only need 1 night in pamukkale ) or if you have a car then drive to the Ancient site of Aphrodisias

here is the bus routes along the coast

Antalya - Fethiye ( coastal route ) bus schedule and routes

http://www.batiantalyatur.net/?Bid=197681

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g297962-i772-k31…

are you planning to fly from Denizli airport to Istanbul ?? turkish airlines has daily flights

you could try these sites for finding flights

www.aerobilet.com/

www.skyscanner.net

now after all that :=)) I am Canadian too from Calgary originally ..!!!

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