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Phaselis Ancient City: A Must-Visit Destination in Antalya
If you have not yet discovered Phaselis Ancient City, one of the most natural beauties of Antalya, you will probably be amazed by this magnificent place. Are you ready for a perfect vacation where you find everything you are looking for with its stunningly beautiful beaches, ancient city ruins and wonderful nature? Then start making your plans now. A vacation where you can both travel through history and enjoy nature and the sea to the fullest in unexplored bays awaits you. Before you set off, let us tell you a little more about Phaselis.
How would you like to enjoy the sea?
When you go to Phaselis, you will have the luxury of choosing your sea pleasure and beach. Because there are two separate beaches with different features in the region. If you wish, you can enjoy the trio of sea, sand and sun on the sand beach. Or you can dive into the magnificent depths of the underwater world on the pebble beach. The sea of both beaches is not wavy. For this reason, it is often preferred by families. While the sand beach usually gets sun all day long, the pebble beach consists of a relatively more shady area with the effect of the pine trees close to the area.
Take a journey into ancient times.
How about getting away from the beaches that fascinate with its sea and sun and taking a journey into history? Phaselis Ancient City invites you to a very impressive discovery. Not only the museum area, but the entire city is full of ruins from the Roman and Byzantine periods. Start exploring these ruins, which have been preserved until today, from the museum first. This way you can learn about the city. Afterwards, you can go on an adventure to find the remains of the city and tombs hidden in the forest.
Look at Phaselis from a bit higher up to enjoy the view.
After passing the museum, you can follow the graves sign into the forest and reach a cave from the path you will come across in the forest. This cave, which opens to the magnificent sea view, will lay the endless blue of the sea and the sky under your feet. Let's not go without saying that you can capture spectacular shots here. Get your camera ready and look at this mesmerizing beauty from high up.
Do not end your tour without visiting the ports.
When you enter the city, a historical aqueduct welcomes you. When you pass this aqueduct, you encounter two harbors on the right and left. These also allow you to reach two unexplored bays of the region. As we mentioned at the beginning, there is a distinction between sand and pebble beaches between these two bays. When you continue along the road, you will come across the third harbor of the city. The interesting point is that this harbor is located on the opposite shore of the other two harbors. So this city has two sides back to back with the sea. There is also a large sandy beach in the bay where this harbor is located.
What are the accommodation options?
If you like camping, this region is for you. Especially the pine trees extending to the seaside create magnificent areas for camping lovers. Phaselis is also a very suitable location for those who prefer a daily vacation with its beaches and picnic areas. Fires are forbidden to protect the area and the forest, so forget the barbecue. However, you can camp comfortably in this area with other food and beverage options.
How to get to Phaselis Ancient City?
This magnificent city is 40 km away from Antalya, 1 km after passing the Çamyuva turnoff on the Antalya - Finike road, Phaselis appears with all its nobility. If you are going with your own car, you can follow this route. If you are planning to go to the region by bus, you need to get on Tekirova buses, get off on the road and walk about 1 km.
Where else can you explore while you are here?
If your vacation is a little longer or if you love traveling and new discoveries, you can explore other places worth seeing in the nearby area while you are in Phaselis. Göynük Canyon which is 25 km away from the ancient city, Tahtalı Cable Car which is much closer, 'Chimera Fire' which has been burning for 3000 years, Çıralı, Ulupınar Waterfall famous for its magnificent breakfasts are among the most important places you can explore in the region. Do not end your Phaselis vacation without visiting these places.
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