Sightseeing in Manavgat - what to see. Complete travel guide
Manavgat is a city located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the delta of the Manavgat River. This place is known for a large number of amazing waterfalls. The city lies at the foot of the gentle slopes of the Taurus Mountains, which are covered with dense forests with amazing small waterfalls hiding among them. You can reach these waterfalls by making a jeep ride.
The north of the city is covered with a pine forest named Sorgun. Together with the water of the delta of the Manavgat River they form an unforgettable landscape named Titreyengol. There is a waterfall in Manavgat in which water that flows down from the mountain slopes has a milky-white color. On both sides of the creek and under the green foliage of the trees are located small cafes, restaurants and souvenir shops. From Manavgat and Side to the east to Konya goes a long beach named Incekum, on which shores is located the oldest Ottoman-style hotel - Club Alibi. The beach is surrounded by the Incekum Park with subtropical vegetation, in which shadow you can relax hiding from the scorching sun.
One of the main architectural and religious monuments of the city is the Merkez Külliye Cami Mosque. This is the largest and most beautiful mosque on the coast of Antalya. Its dome is 30 meters high. The height of the minarets of the mosque is 60 meters. They can be seen from many areas of the resort. The beautiful mosque was built recently, in 2004. Now it is surrounded by a picturesque landscape park with slender palms and ornamental plants. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
In 1973, the Sanayi Cami Mosque, also known to many tourists under the unofficial name of the Green Mosque, was built. It is attractive not only for its unique exterior, but also for its luxurious interior. Within its walls, many original elements have been preserved. The walls of the mosque are decorated with fine art paintings with floral ornament, traditional for many mosques.
A unique attraction is the Manavgat Fountain. It is considered one of the most beautiful in the region. According to historical data, this fountain was built as far back as 74 AD. in honor of the famous emperor Titus. In memory of the ruler, an inscription, which has survived to our days, was made on the fountain. In addition to the memorable inscription, it managed to preserve the most beautiful ancient bas-reliefs. At present, the fountain is located on the territory of a picturesque park.
For lovers of walks in historical places, the ancient city of Lybre located in the vicinity of Manavgat, is worth visiting. For several decades, archeologists have been working on its territory. They managed to restore ancient Roman baths, mausoleum, necropolis and agora, as well as a number of other buildings of the ancient city. Interesting excursions are conducted through the territory of Lybre, during which travelers can learn many new facts about these places and the culture of locals.
Nature lovers should definitely visit the picturesque Green Canyon Reservoir. It is located in a fabulously beautiful mountainous area, at an altitude of 350 meters above sea level. The dam is surrounded by wonderful forests. Since these places are high in the mountains, even in the height of summer, it is never too hot here. In the vicinity of the reservoir, many fascinating hiking routes with natural viewing platforms have been developed, for travelers. In these places there are also beaches and equipped places for fishing.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Manavgat and surroundings
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Sabanci Congress and Fair CentreFrom the series “Glass Architecture - Impressive Villas and Buildings from Glass”
Check on the map: Distance from Manavgat center - 69.2 km.If you visited the event in the centre and didn’t have an opportunity to estimate its decoration, don’t break down. You can just adore the building and walk in the surrounding garden. Since the building, Sabanci Congress and Exhibition Center is a regular place of country cultural events. In May there is held so-called trade fair “The household goods” where are presented item from Egypt, Iran, Russia, South Korea, Senegal and other countries. The congress and exhibition centre is used as a permanent place for the final of the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival. Also, there is held the beer festival that is an analogue of the world-known Octoberfest. … Read further
Aspendos AmphitheatreFrom the series “Ancient Amphitheaters and Arenas, That Are Still Operational”
Check on the map: Distance from Manavgat center - 29 km.The amphitheater built by Zenon was incredibly beautiful and was decorated with numerous fine statues and sculptures. Unfortunately, they haven’t survived to our days. Spectator seats have been carefully restored. Today, ballet and opera performances take place in the theater frequently. This is where the most famous artists in the world appear. Jose Carreras, as well as other famous opera singers, visited the ancient theater several times. The amphitheater of Aspendos, which can hold up to 7000 people, is one of the largest in the world. … Read further
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