Antalya was founded by the Pergamon King Attalos and it is beleived that the name of the city derives from Attalos. Our first visit is Duden Waterfall, located 10 kilometres away from Antalya city center. The fall splits into 2 parts; Upper Duden and Lower Duden. The Upper Duden; According to rumour between the years BC 334-333 when Alexander the Great conquered Pamphilya where located between Lycia and Kilikya, he stoped his army by the Duden Waterfall and watered his horses. The waterfall has lots of visitors from all over the world during the hot period of Antalya. Duden Waterfall has its own fauna and flora. You can feel the breeze and the sound of water among the trees. The lower Duden where flows down to Mediterranean Sea from 40 meters cliff. Upon the season we are visiting one of them.
After the fall, we drive to old part of Antalya. We are walking among the ancient streets and the first spot is The Hadrian Gate, built by the Romans on behalf of the Emperor Hadrian upon his visit to Antalya in 130 AD. The gate has three arches and corinthian style columns. Hıdırlık Tower, built in 2C AD by the Romans and it is located on the southwest of the Old Town, by the dominating spot of the cliffs. Tower has a small room in the first floor and in the upper gallery, there is a observation spot where they could follow the ships or any reaching invasion to the city. The Clock Tower, once Antalya surrounded with a defense wall but there is a small part exists today. They renovated the last part of the defense wall and added a clock in the honor of Sultan Abdulhamid to celebrate his 25th anniversary of his ascent to the throne.While walking the down to the water, the ancient port is coming where we stop for a while and take a rest while follow the ships and breathing Mediterranen fresh air.
After the Antalya Old City tour, drive back to airport. After landing back to Istanbul, transfer back to hotel.
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