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Once prized by crusaders and pirates for its superb location on the southern coast of Turkey, the small and sheltered harbour of Antalya is tucked naturally into the cliff-face, protected by almost intact Byzantine castellated walls. You will probably dock at the ferry port and will need a taxi to get to the Kaleici ("within the castle") quarter, the small but central old town of a city that is mostly modern. The old harbour has been redeveloped but you can climb from here to the Kalepapisi (castle gate) of the old town overlooked by the Yivli Minare (Fluted Minaret) and where a Selcuk tower is built into the city walls. Other sights include the the triple-arched Hadraians Gate, the Kesik Minare (Broken Minaret) and Hidirlik Kulesi (a round Roman tower) in the corner of of Mermerli and Karaalioglu parks. Not to be missed is the Archaelogical Museum that houses one of the top five collections in the country.


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Departures: Antalya
Duration: Approx, 7-8 hours
Highlights: Aspendos & Perge & Kursunlu Fall
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Departures: Antalya
Duration: Approx, 2 ½ - 3 ½ hours
Highlights: Town center of Antalya, passing Hadrian’s Gate, the Fluted Minaret and some Seljuk remains
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Departures: Antalya
Duration: Approx, 4-5 Hours
Highlights: Antalya’s Archaeological Museum , Perge
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Departures: Antalya
Duration: Approx, 5-6 Hours
Highlights: Perge , worship of Artemis, Aspendos