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Preparing your trip to Manavgat: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

1. Shoppers in Manavgat can easily pay in dollars and euros, it is not necessary to exchange them to the national currency. It is important to note that local markets accept cash only.
2. The nearest sea beaches are located five kilometres from the city, they can be easily reached by public transport or by taxi. In Manavgat, there are several organized beaches on the banks of the river and on the territory of the reservoir.
3. Manavgat is not distinguished by the variety of large hotels with a large number of stars. It is dominated by budget hotels, many of them also offer customers the "all-inclusive" system.
4. The most attractive hotels and restaurants for tourists are located on the banks of the river. This area remains the most interesting from a tourist point of view, the main part of entertainment is concentrated here.
5. Budget tourists should pay attention to small cafes and grocery stores located at a distance from the main streets. They are aimed at local residents, so they offer the most affordable price level. Copyright
6. The main form of public transport in Manavgat is buses and taxis. They provide access to many of the surrounding towns and villages, including the popular tourist town Side.
7. Several times a week, there is a Bazaar in the main town square, where you can buy popular souvenirs and products. The price level in this market is much higher than in many shops and shopping centres, but the choice of goods is wider here.
8. Local motorists are not distinguished by exemplary compliance with traffic rules. Not only those who expect to rent a car but also ordinary pedestrians should be careful on the streets of the town, there are many unregulated crossings in the city.
9. Bicycle rentals are available in the city's large parks. To rent a two-wheeled transport, you should definitely have a bank card.
10. Manavgat Belediyesi Mesire Alanı, located on the Bank of the river, is considered to be the most comfortable Park for time spending. It is equipped with special areas with benches, tables and barbecue grills, the cost of renting a barbecue is about 0.15 euros.
11. Those who prefer excursions and active entertainment should better not come here in the summer months. The resort is located at a distance from the sea coast, so it is always very hot here in the summer in the daytime.
12. September is considered to be the most comfortable month for holidays in Manavgat. During this period, there is no exhausting heat, so you can devote the whole day to active entertainment.
13. Because of the lack of sea beaches in the city, many hotels offer guests outdoor pools and even water parks. Only large hotels offer this service to tourists.
14. You should better choose souvenirs in small specialized shops and workshops. Souvenir shops are located close to all popular tourist sites, but the price level there is usually several times higher than in the usual city shops.
15. Active tourists who expect to explore the surroundings of the city on their own should rent a scooter. There are often jams on highways, it is more convenient to move here by two-wheeled transport, than by the car.
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What to visit being in Manavgat - unique sights

Duden Waterfalls

From the series “Greatest Waterfalls on Earth”
Those who wish can go down into the cave, which is securely hidden behind the waterfall and appreciate its beauty from the back side as well. In the direct vicinity of the attraction there is an incredibly beautiful park with seating areas specially equipped for relaxation, inviting you for a picnic. Those who prefer to take their ease in an atmosphere of an increased comfort have a chance to relax in one of the nearby restaurants and enjoy panoramic views of the waterfall tasting specialties at the same time. Romantic natures can admire the waterfall during a sea voyage. It offers a great view from the shore. … Read further

Aspendos Amphitheatre

From the series “Ancient Amphitheaters and Arenas, That Are Still Operational”
The Emperor promised to give his daughter in marriage to the one who would build the most necessary building for the city. Thirty years it took one architect to build an aqueduct, and exactly the same to the second to build a wonderful amphitheater. The king was so impressed with their work that he could not choose his future son-in-law, and promised to do justice. He decided to cut the daughter in half. Then the architect Zenon, who built the amphitheater, decided to abandon his "half" and saved the life of the aged 30-year-old beauty. With that he immortalized his name in history. … Read further

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