Antalya miracle travel
If the rest in Antalya you associate only with the beach, then consider that you are behind… about 100 years. And, perhaps, for the whole Millennium! After all, in the heart of the Antalya region are hidden real treasures – ancient cities and natural wonders, created by God and people at the dawn of civilization. Here St. Nicholas went, here history was made and love was born. Here you can sample freshly caught in the crystal river for trout, or to buy a loved one a precious bracelet. Our 5 best day trips from Antalya will show you all these wonders Ancient Aspendos Full of the spirit of antiquity and romance will be your trip to the city of Belkiz, which in Roman times was called Aspendos. The city is built on two hills near the river Köprüçay river, once a major shipping artery. All the sights that have survived to the present day are concentrated in the city center. A kilometer from Belkiz rise the ruins of one of the largest aqueducts in Asia Minor. Built during Roman rule, it provided Aspendos with water from a spring 20 km from the city. However, the main charm of the ancient Aspendos is the Roman amphitheater of the same name. In the world there is no more similar, so well-preserved buildings. Built in the II century by engineer Zeno in the reign of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the theater is well preserved largely thanks to the Seljuks, who turned its Northern part into a caravanserai and lined with brick. It has a semicircle length of 96 m, which form 39 rows and 2000 seats. Above the stands there is a beautiful arched gallery, which created a shadow for the audience. The stage with five doors and two rows of Windows on the facade has good acoustics, so now the theater hosts various international music and Opera festivals. Spectators, as if on a time machine, are transferred to those summers when there were no transistors, no phonograms… By the way, there is a very beautiful legend about the construction of an amphitheater and a large country aqueduct. According to her, the ruler of Aspendos had a beautiful daughter Semiramis, who wanted to marry two engineers. So my father made a condition.- who from them in the shortest possible time will build for the benefit of the people the best construction, for that and will marry the daughter. And it so happened that the theater and the aqueduct were built at the same time! Moreover, both buildings were equally liked by the ruler… And again he can not decide for whom to give Semiramis! Then he began to argue: of course, the aqueduct – more complex and useful structure. But the theater is so Grand – a real pride of the city! And the ruler decided to give his daughter for the engineer who created the theater. What happened next – learn from the guide when you visit the majestic Aspendos. Perge jewelry Turkey is famous for its relatively inexpensive gold and silver, which can be bought everywhere – from street shops to luxury shops. In response to accusations about the quality of jewelry in recent years in this country began a real pursuit of high standards! Now, even in factories, samples of models are taken only from specialized jewelry magazines. Gold in Turkey is often sold by weight and contains various impurities. Most gold jewelry is 14 Karat. The traditional sample for conventional jewelry – 585-I. However, it should be known that other metals are added in order to give the naturally soft gold the desired strength and durability, as well as a variety of shades. The most common are triple alloys – gold-silver-copper. They are characteristic of the traditional pale yellow gold. Pink gold is the result of a combination with copper, and green it has cadmium. The most expensive white gold, which is used for products with colorless diamonds. It is usually an alloy of gold with precious platinum. However, remember: at least there was indicated on the decoration, below the sample, the harder the product. Therefore, revealing the secrets of Turkish jewelers, we offer you to go to the town of Perge, where the famous jewelry factory Perge Jewels. But first a few words about this ancient city. It is located in the Delta of the river Aksu, which flows into the Mediterranean sea. It was in Perga that the Holy Apostle Paul first preached the Christian religion. And here was born the famous mathematician Apollonius. The first settlements in this place appeared in 1000 BC Before the arrival of Alexander the great in 334 BC.E. the city was free and independent. But after the “visit” of this great commander, it was protected by walls. During the Roman Empire, the city was famous for its wealth, but the day of Byzantium began to decline. Now the tourists are left with its ruins, several sculptures and an amphitheater. However, more about the city will tell you on excursions, and now hurry to Perge Jewels to buy exquisite gifts for yourself and your family. After all, this factory sells jewelry made of gold and silver of the highest quality. You can also clean or repair your valuable item here. First, you will be offered to watch a promotional video about the company, and then spend on the second floor in the elegant spacious rooms, where the Windows sparkle with jewelry made of gold and silver. The undeniable advantage of this jewelry salon is that you can bargain for the price of jewelry, reducing it by half or even three times! If in the midst of the purchase you still do not have money, your order will be delivered to Ukraine. This tour will allow you to touch the ancient history of Antalya and at the same time to experience spiritual enlightenment. It begins with Mira – one of the six most important Lycian cities and centers of the Christian faith. Here you will see the unusual rock tombs of the era of the Lycian Union. The people of Lycia had a custom of burying the dead in high places, as it was believed that this could help them get to heaven. Another amazing attraction of the ancient World is the ancient Greco-Roman amphitheater. Its exquisite architecture and the beauty of the sculptural bas-reliefs testify to the fine taste of the local masters of that time. The next stop is the city of Demre, where the Church of St. Nicholas. This Saint is one of the most revered in the Ukrainian Orthodox tradition. He is called a Wonderworker and a Saint, and his image is in every Church. And different people of Saint Nicholas is known as a great friend of children, a kind of Santa Claus who brings the kids gifts. Believers from all over the world come to the Church of St. Nicholas to pray. A native of Patara, Nicholas became Bishop in the world in 300 ad Preached there until his death in the year 325, and was there buried. Soon the believers who came to worship his ashes were strangely healed. Since then, the World has become a place of pilgrimage and Holy faith. The protection of St. Nicholas was felt in the history of this Church – it was destroyed many times, but it was always revived to life. During one of the Arab raids in 1034 the Church was robbed. Therefore, Emperor Constantine IX Monomakh gave the order to enclose the Church with a fortress wall. However, in 1087 Italian merchants still managed to seize the relics of the Saint and transport them to the Italian city of Bari. Legend has it that when the Italian monks opened the sarcophagus, the relics of the Saint spread a pleasant smell of the world. By the way, this place is revered in the Christian religion as a Saint also because it is here that St. Paul held his last meeting with the apostles before going to Rome. The country of waterfalls If you prefer a quiet nequan nature excursions, then the Antalya region is just perfect for this. Its special miracle is waterfalls. In ancient times, during the reign of Murat Pasha, many irrigation canals were dug in the city of Antalya. The water is flowed over the rocks into the sea, and that is what Turkey will become a country of waterfalls. The biggest waterfall in Antalya you will find on the way to Lara. It looks very beautiful in the afternoon, when the wind blows from the sea. Stop for a moment and you will see how the rainbow plays with all the colors on the water. And the most beautiful tourists unanimously recognize the waterfall high Duden, whose waters fall from a height of 20 m in the natural Park Duden, 10 km from the city center. Go down into the cave of Mara – it is wet and noisy, and you are standing right under the water cascade. Believe me, and better check – this is a real feeling of happiness from communicating with nature. Walking along rocky terraces and paths, admire the sun playing with a rainbow in the stormy waters. On the route you are sure to “get acquainted” with another interesting representative of the natural Park – 600-year-old tree named sycamore. Green “Amazon jungle” This tour will be for you a real fireworks impressions: so exciting and pleasant you have not rested! Once in the Green canyon, if you are transported to another country with an amazing landscape and bright nature. And when you see the point of connection between the green waters of the river and the azure Mediterranean wave, you will understand that the talent of mother nature is not able to surpass any designer in the world! So, the first point is the amazing waterfall Manavgat. This miracle of nature forms a whole river. You will not forget the minutes spent on the Manavgat river, because it seems that nature has not changed here since the days of Adam and eve. Just a few steps separate you from the purpose of the trip – the Green canyon. It is especially nice in the summer, when everything is hot, and even a little cool here. The length of the canyon is 7 km. the Temperature of the spring and river water, as well as the reservoir does not exceed 12 °C. be Sure to take a trip through the canyon by boat. Sailing between the trees overgrown with rocks, you will feel like a brave adventurer somewhere in the Amazon jungle. In addition, without fear of predatory piranhas, you can safely dive into the crystal clear water. Bliss, peace, joy – and all this from communication with nature! Such a place is worth seeing and feeling at least once in your life. Unique emerald and azure play of colors of nature you will remember for a long time… In the canyon, “Aumale” is the hydroelectric plant built in 1977. By the way, the wall of the reservoir is one of the highest in Turkey – 185 m.