What could be more appealing than dreamlike landscapes, grand mountains, the magnificent colours of the sea anda rich variety of flora?
Add to that the lively holiday life with the guiet of ancient ruins and you have a perfeci vacation. İn Antalya there are many possibilities for day trips. The Bey Dağları (Olympos) National Park, Topçam Beach and camp grounds, at the north end of the park, are perfect for a visit, and for enjoying a view of the strangely perpendicular Sıçan Island.
It is not possible to plan a holiday in Antalya for a few days. Therefore, we recommend that you plan your holiday by considering Antalya into a few regions.
The mountain resort ot Saklıkent, 50 km from Antalya, is an ideal winter sports centre on the northern slopes of Bakırlı Mountain at an altitude of 1750-1900 m. March and April are the months when you can ski in the morning, then in the afternoon go to the marina for a lunch of fresh fish, and end the day sunbathing on the beach, swimming or windsurfing.
On the eastern side of Çan Mountain, 30 km from Antalya, is Karain Cave, dating from the Palaeolithic Age and the site of the oldest settlement in Turkey. The cave has a single entrance, lit by the morning sun, then moves into three large interconnecting chambers. The little museum at the entrance houses some of the remains, but most of the finds from this cave are scattered in various museums throughout Turkey.
In Duzlerçamı Park, 20 km north of Antalya,the deerand mountain goats are protected species. The very interesting 119-metre-deep Giiver Canyon is 3km south ofthe park.