Sit back and enjoy driving along the beautiful Mediterranean coastline taking in the stunning views. Visit the ancient city of Anemurium, take pictures on the great castle of Mamure and explore one of Turkey’s most exciting caves, the Gilindire Cave. Enjoy peaceful bays and visit one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Turkey. Along the way experiencing local village life in the Taurus mountains and walking in a breathtaking canyon.
We pick you up from your hotel or home at 08:00 and begin our journey on the coastline road eastwards enjoying the stunning views of the Mediterranean sea on the right, the Taurus mountains on the left and small banana farms dotted along the Alanya road which this region is famous for. On this coastline road trip we drive through Alanya and Gazipasa where we make small breaks before we arrive in Anamur. In Anamur we visit the ancient city of Anemurium, a beautiful hillside city next to the sea with old aqueducts, city walls, sport halls, Roman baths, Byzantine churches and a vast necropolis. After lunch in a local restaurant in Anamur we take a visit to the Mamure castle. This is situated in the east part of Anamur just by the sea, and is one of the best preserved medieval castles in Turkey. We continue our road eastwards and make our next stop near Aydincik to visit Gilindire Cave. This is a very interesting cave just by the sea with amazing cave formations and a small beautiful lake hidden inside. Back on the road we continue to Silifke where we check in our hotel for a freshen up before we drive to one of the many bays to eat in one of the famous fish restaurants in the town.
After breakfast we visit Silifke center and castle before we start our way back, this time through the mountain road. Our first stop will be by Yerköprü Waterfall, a natural oasis said to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Turkey. We continue on after to Ermenek where you find the highest dam in Turkey, a mighty 218 meters. Making a stop by the dam before we take a short visit in Ermenek town where we will see the old mosque and traditional old houses where we will have lunch. After lunch we continue the mountain roads towards Alanya to stop by the stunning canyon, naturally formed by wind erosion ice and water, the Sapadere Canyon. A nature lover’s paradise where we take a walk through the canyon before we begin our drive back on the coastal road to Side.
PRICE: 110 €
Minimum 4 people maximum 12 (can be arranged for less than 4 people – please ask for price)
INCLUDES: transportation, entrances, guiding, 3 star hotel with breakfast and insurance
NOT INCLUDED: Lunches (price for a full lunch with drinks varies from 5-10 euro), Dinner
NOTES: Bring swimming clothes, towel, sun protection and good walking shoes PS! This trip can also be arranged as a three day trip as there are plenty of places both of historical interest and national parks etc that can be explored in this area. Just within the borders of Silifke there are around 10 ancient cities and towns. Contact us for a detailed program and price.