News Mediterranean Magic: 10 Destinations You'll Want to Visit Again and Again
Mediterranean Magic: 10 Destinations You'll Want to Visit Again and Again
The Mediterranean region, which attracts attention with its natural beauties and endless ancient cities, continues to attract touristic visitors every year. There are so many beautiful places in the Mediterranean region that no matter how much you see, it can attract you again and again.
Let's take a look at a few of these beauties together!
1. Cape Gelidonya (Lighthouse) - Antalya
Gelidonya Lighthouse is located on the historical Lycian Way in Antalya's Kumluca district of Antalya's Taşlık Cape and has the distinction of being one of the highest lighthouses of the Turkish coast. Gelidonya Lighthouse is located about 227 meters above the sea and 3 kilometers inland. Gelidonya Lighthouse is also one of the famous trekking spots. Although it is quite difficult to reach, it is a place you should see and definitely stay for 1 night. Especially at night, the view of the sky is tremendous. But as we said before, since it is difficult to reach, you need to store your materials in advance and take them with you.
2. Kekova Island (Sunken City) - Antalya
Kekova Island is located off the coast of Kaleköy and Üçağız and is connected to the Demre district of Antalya. Due to its rocky and rugged structure, no settlement was built for a long time. Later, cafes and hostels were built for tourists. It is usually accessible by boats. Perhaps the most important feature of this island is the sunken ancient city of Dolkisthe. The ruins of the ancient city, which was buried under water due to earthquakes, can be seen from the water surface. This gives you a unique experience.
We can say that it is the perfect place for those who want a peaceful vacation. It is one of the rare holiday regions where you will not get bored no matter how many times you go.
3. Lavender Valley - Isparta
Lavender Valley, which will make you fall in love with itself again and again with its fragrance and refreshing view every time you go, is located in Kuyucak Village of Keçiborlu District of Isparta. If your road falls to Isparta, definitely do not pass by without seeing it.
4. Kaleiçi - Antalya
If you are wondering what the nightlife is like in an ancient city, you should definitely go to Kaleiçi. The historical streets of Kaleici will amaze you with its architecture during the day. At night, it draws you in with its lively bars and nightclubs. The view of the marina is also excellent.
5. Aspendos Ancient City - Antalya
Aspendos, located in Antalya - Serik district, is famous for having the best preserved Roman theater not only in Anatolia but also in the whole Mediterranean world. Aspendos Ancient City, which covers a very large area, is definitely one of the ancient cities that should be seen. From time to time, shows are also held in the Aspendos Ancient Theater.
6. Cennet Cehennem Cave - Mersin
It is a large pit formed by the collapse of the ceiling due to chemical erosion caused by an underground stream. The elliptical mouth is 250 m. and 110 m. in diameter and 70 m. deep. At the southern end of the collapsed floor there is a 200 m. long cave entrance with a depth of 135 m. and a small church at the entrance of this cave. The church dating from the early Christian times is also worth seeing.
7. Patara Beach and Patara Sand Dunes - Antalya
Patara Beach, the spawning ground of Caretta Caretta turtles, known for their sweetness and rarity, is located 43 km from Kaş. With a coast length of 12 km and a width of 1500 meters, it has the title of the 1st longest beach in the world. It also attracts many sports lovers with its structure suitable for windsurfing.
The sand dunes, where many desert scenes in old Turkish movies were shot, have enough ambiance to fascinate you every time you see them. No matter how many times you go to Patara Beach, you are guaranteed not to get bored.
8. Salda Lake - Burdur
Salda Lake is located approximately 64 km west of Burdur, within the borders of Yesilova district. It is one of the deepest, cleanest and clearest lakes in Turkey. Its height above sea level is 1140 meters. The lake, which fascinates people with its white beach and turquoise lake, is one of the most important natural beauties of Burdur. If you have seen Salda Lake once, you will definitely go back again.
9. Gilindire (Aynalıgöl) Cave - Mersin
Discovered by a shepherd following a hedgehog in Mersin, Gilindire Cave on the Mediterranean coast offers visitors the opportunity to explore the glacial period by descending 560 stairs. The cave, which has unique features extending below sea level, keeps all the hydrological and atmospheric data of the glacial period hidden within it. With this feature, it is considered to be the only recording point in the Eastern Mediterranean, covering Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the Balkans. It is such an interesting cave that you can discover new stalactites every time you visit.
10. Manavgat Waterfall - Antalya
It is very easy to reach the waterfall in Manavgat district of Antalya. Because it is a very popular rafting area. If you are interested in rafting, you should take a look at Manavgat Waterfall, one of the best rafting areas in our country, and spend time in the canyons around it. It is possible to do different extreme sports both within its own body and in the surrounding canyons. You can try a different extreme sport every time you go.
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