DUDEN WATERFALL – 003

DUDEN WATERFALL

Antalya/TURKEY
PR2006AACW0226 © LEVENT ŞEN

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Düdenbaşı Waterfall Karstic System

Düden Waterfalls are a group of waterfalls in the province of Antalya, Turkey. The waterfall, formed by the Düden River (one of the major rivers in southern Anatolia), is located 12 km north-east of Antalya; which ends, where the limpid waters of the Lower Düden Falls drop off a rocky cliff directly into the Mediterranean Sea in a dazzling show.

At the 28th and 30th km of the old route from Antalya-Burdur (which goes through Dösemealti town) there appear two big Karstic sources. These sources, Kirkgözler and Pinarbasi which are very rich waterwise, coincide after a very short flow and they disappear finally in Biyikli Sinkhole. Some of the sinkholes are so big that they can swallow a huge river or a big lake. In this region there are the Sugla (Konya) big sinkhole the Biyikli sinkhole with its output of 30 m³/s. This quantity is the output of Kirkgöz and Pinarbasi springs at inundation.

The water which disappears at Biyikli Sinkhole goes 14 km underground and comes out again at Varsak pit; after a very short fall it disappears again from the other end. To understand the mechanism correctly you must follow the map and schema. The water which disappears at Varsak goes underground for 2 km and comes out again at Düdenbasi by pressure made by a syphon. The water which falls from Düdenbasi is the water coming from Kepez Hydroelectrical Complex. By all these actions (water coming in and out) Kepez Hydroelectrical Complex has been built.

By means of regulator built in front of the Biyikli Sinkhole, the waters of Kirkgözler and Pinarbasi are directed into a canal and then by a long canal to the Kepez Hydroelectric Plant to the collector from where by a pressure pipe it is carried to the balancing funnel and then dropped over the plant’s turbines.

The water from the plant’s discharge unit is brought to Düdenbasi again by a long canal where it forms artificial cascades. From there the amount of water is that of a large river and this water by means of seven irrigation trenches is used to irrigate the land north-east of the city of Antalya.

After Düdenbasi the waters of Düdençay separate into a number of streams and finally east of Antalya at a height of 40 m plunge from a platform into the Mediterranean in the form of cascades.

At the spot where the cascades fall into the Mediterranean is an attractive park. In spring when water is plentiful this is a sight not to be missed. They can be seen from the sea by talking a boat trip from Antalya yacht harbour, which is a very pleasant trip.

Wikipedia

DUDEN WATERFALL – 002

DUDEN WATERFALL

Antalya/TURKEY
NR010_1999AACV25 © LEVENT ŞEN

NR010_1999AACV25 © LEVENT ŞEN

Düdenbaşı Waterfall Karstic System

Düden Waterfalls are a group of waterfalls in the province of Antalya, Turkey. The waterfall, formed by the Düden River (one of the major rivers in southern Anatolia), is located 12 km north-east of Antalya; which ends, where the limpid waters of the Lower Düden Falls drop off a rocky cliff directly into the Mediterranean Sea in a dazzling show.

At the 28th and 30th km of the old route from Antalya-Burdur (which goes through Dösemealti town) there appear two big Karstic sources. These sources, Kirkgözler and Pinarbasi which are very rich waterwise, coincide after a very short flow and they disappear finally in Biyikli Sinkhole. Some of the sinkholes are so big that they can swallow a huge river or a big lake. In this region there are the Sugla (Konya) big sinkhole the Biyikli sinkhole with its output of 30 m³/s. This quantity is the output of Kirkgöz and Pinarbasi springs at inundation.

The water which disappears at Biyikli Sinkhole goes 14 km underground and comes out again at Varsak pit; after a very short fall it disappears again from the other end. To understand the mechanism correctly you must follow the map and schema. The water which disappears at Varsak goes underground for 2 km and comes out again at Düdenbasi by pressure made by a syphon. The water which falls from Düdenbasi is the water coming from Kepez Hydroelectrical Complex. By all these actions (water coming in and out) Kepez Hydroelectrical Complex has been built.

By means of regulator built in front of the Biyikli Sinkhole, the waters of Kirkgözler and Pinarbasi are directed into a canal and then by a long canal to the Kepez Hydroelectric Plant to the collector from where by a pressure pipe it is carried to the balancing funnel and then dropped over the plant’s turbines.

The water from the plant’s discharge unit is brought to Düdenbasi again by a long canal where it forms artificial cascades. From there the amount of water is that of a large river and this water by means of seven irrigation trenches is used to irrigate the land north-east of the city of Antalya.

After Düdenbasi the waters of Düdençay separate into a number of streams and finally east of Antalya at a height of 40 m plunge from a platform into the Mediterranean in the form of cascades.

At the spot where the cascades fall into the Mediterranean is an attractive park. In spring when water is plentiful this is a sight not to be missed. They can be seen from the sea by talking a boat trip from Antalya yacht harbour, which is a very pleasant trip.

Wikipedia

 

DUDEN WATERFALL – 001

DUDEN WATERFALL

Antalya/TURKEY
NR010_1999AACV06 © LEVENT ŞEN

NR010_1999AACV06 © LEVENT ŞEN

Düdenbaşı Waterfall Karstic System

Düden Waterfalls are a group of waterfalls in the province of Antalya, Turkey. The waterfall, formed by the Düden River (one of the major rivers in southern Anatolia), is located 12 km north-east of Antalya; which ends, where the limpid waters of the Lower Düden Falls drop off a rocky cliff directly into the Mediterranean Sea in a dazzling show.

At the 28th and 30th km of the old route from Antalya-Burdur (which goes through Dösemealti town) there appear two big Karstic sources. These sources, Kirkgözler and Pinarbasi which are very rich waterwise, coincide after a very short flow and they disappear finally in Biyikli Sinkhole. Some of the sinkholes are so big that they can swallow a huge river or a big lake. In this region there are the Sugla (Konya) big sinkhole the Biyikli sinkhole with its output of 30 m³/s. This quantity is the output of Kirkgöz and Pinarbasi springs at inundation.

The water which disappears at Biyikli Sinkhole goes 14 km underground and comes out again at Varsak pit; after a very short fall it disappears again from the other end. To understand the mechanism correctly you must follow the map and schema. The water which disappears at Varsak goes underground for 2 km and comes out again at Düdenbasi by pressure made by a syphon. The water which falls from Düdenbasi is the water coming from Kepez Hydroelectrical Complex. By all these actions (water coming in and out) Kepez Hydroelectrical Complex has been built.

By means of regulator built in front of the Biyikli Sinkhole, the waters of Kirkgözler and Pinarbasi are directed into a canal and then by a long canal to the Kepez Hydroelectric Plant to the collector from where by a pressure pipe it is carried to the balancing funnel and then dropped over the plant’s turbines.

The water from the plant’s discharge unit is brought to Düdenbasi again by a long canal where it forms artificial cascades. From there the amount of water is that of a large river and this water by means of seven irrigation trenches is used to irrigate the land north-east of the city of Antalya.

After Düdenbasi the waters of Düdençay separate into a number of streams and finally east of Antalya at a height of 40 m plunge from a platform into the Mediterranean in the form of cascades.

At the spot where the cascades fall into the Mediterranean is an attractive park. In spring when water is plentiful this is a sight not to be missed. They can be seen from the sea by talking a boat trip from Antalya yacht harbour, which is a very pleasant trip.

Wikipedia

PHASELIS – 010

ANTİK BİR LİKYA KENTİ, LİMAN, KOY VE PLAJ
AN ANCIENT LYCIAN CITY, HARBOR, BAY AND BEACH

Phaselis, Tekirova, Kemer, Antalya / TURKEY

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Çam ağaçları ile deniz kuçaklaşmış, bazı boşluklar ise doğal plaj halinde, sessizlik ve huzur, yeşil ve mavi, sakinlik hakim….

Antalya’dan batıya doğru, Bey Dağlarının gölgesinde, Kemer-Kumluca yönüne gidiyorsunuz… Yaklaşık 60 km. ve 1 saat uzaklıkda…

Sırasıyla; Konyaaltı Plajını, Soğuk Su-Topçam-Çaltıcak piknik/plaj ve koylarını ızgara kokuları ve kalabalığı ile arkanızda bırakıp; artık emniyetli bir uzaklıkdan seyrettiğiniz, pekde denizi görmeden üstelik, 5 yıldızlı tatil köyleri ve oteller ile donatılmış olan Beldibi, Göynük, Kemer, Kiriş ve Çamyuva’yı da arkanızda bırakıyorsunuz… Birdenbire, yemyeşil bir çam ağaçı denizinin ortasında buluyorsunuz kendinizi… Artık yaklaştınız… 2365 metrelik Tahtalı Teleferiği sapağından sonra, PHASELIS ANTİK KENT  girişindesiniz artık…

Müze kartınız yoksa, küçük bir miktar ödeme yapıp antik kent alanına giriş yapıyorsunuz… Halen yüzey araştırmasının devam ettiği, yıllar önce Alman bir arkelogun çalışmaları ile kalan bu muhteşem ve yarı batık antik kenttesiniz artık… Kıyıya ve denize ulaşsanız bile hala bitmeyecek olan bir çam ağaçı yeşilliği size yol gösteriyor… Aracınızı hemen oraya, iki ağaç arasına bırakıp, havlunuzla koşarcasına kıyıya geliyorsunuz…

Her ağaç gölgesinin altında yada antik bir çıkıntının ( belliki asıl bina daha derinlerde ) üstünde, plaj havlularını öylesine sermiş oturan-güneşlenen-uyuyan kadınlar, kızlar, erkekler, çocuklar, turistler, sarışınlar, esmerler, Türkler, İtalyanlar, Fransızlar, Almanlar, …

Mangal yok, dolma yok, karpuz yok, müzik yok, gürültü yok, çöp yok….. Sadece sakinlik ve huzur… Bu kadar kalabalık olupda bu kadar sakin bir Akdeniz plajı…

Hemen bir çırpı koşup denize giriyorsunuz; sizden 2000 yıl önce yapıldığı gibi….

İYİ VE HUZURLU TATİLLER….

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Phaselis has three harbours: the ‘Northern Harbour’, the ‘Battle Harbour’ and the ‘Protected (Sun) Harbour’, of which the last is the most important today.

Phaselis was acity on the coast of Lycia. Its ruins are located north of the modern town Tekirova in the Kemer district of Antalya Province in Turkey. It lies between the Bey Mountains and the forests of Olympos National Park, 16 km west of the touristic town of Kemer and on the 57th kilometre of the Antalya–Kumluca highway. Phaselis and other ancient towns around the shore can also be accessed from the sea by daily yacht tours.

The town was set up by the Rhodians in 700 BC. Because of its location on an isthmus separating two harbours, it became the most important harbour city of the western Lycia and an important centre of commerce between Greece,AsiaEgypt, and Phoenicia, although it did not belong to the Lycian League. The city was captured by Persians after they conquered Asia Minor, and was later captured by Alexander the Great.

After the death of Alexander, the city remained in Egyptian hands from 209 BC to 197 BC, under the dynasty of Ptolemaios, and with the conclusion of the Apamea treaty, was handed over to the Kingdom of Rhodes, together with the other cities of Lycia. From 190 BC to 160 BC it remained under Rhodeian hegemony, but after 160 BC it was absorbed into the Lycian confederacy under Roman rule. Phaselis, like Olympos, was under constant threat from pirates in the 1st century BC, and the city was even taken over by the pirate Zekenites for a period until his defeat by the Romans. In 42 BC Brutus had the city linked to Rome.

During the Byzantine period, the city became a bishopric, although in the 3rd century AD, its convenient harbor had fallen under the threat of pirates once again. So it began to lose importance, suffering further losses at the hands of Arabships, until totally impoverished in the 11th century AD. There was a temple of Athene at Phaselis, where the lance of Achilles was exhibited. It was the birthplace of the poet and orator Theodectes. It was also renowned for its roses, from which the essence was extracted.[1] When the Seljuqs began to concentrate on Alanya and Antalya as ports, Phaselis ceased to be a port of any note.

Phaselis has three harbours: the ‘Northern Harbour’, the ‘Battle Harbour’ and the ‘Protected (Sun) Harbour’, of which the last is the most important today. A 24-metre-wide ancient street runs through the middle of the city. The ‘Hadrian Waterway Gate’ is on the southern part of the street. There are ruins of shops and stores on the sides of the street and near these are ruins of public places such as Roman bathsagoras and theatres. These structures are dated to the 2nd century BC. There are water canals between the town centre and the 70 m plateau. There are also numerous sarcophagi.

Wikipedia

Cirali Bay (Olympos)

SUNRISE AT THE CIRALI BEACH

Kumluca-Antalya / TURKEY
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The former city of Olympos was founded in the Hellenistic period, presumably taking its name from nearby Mount Olympos (Turkish: Tahtalı Dağı, Timber Mountain), one of over twenty mountains with the name Olympos in the Classical world.

From these mountains of the Solymi, according to Homer, the god Poseidon looked out to sea and saw Odysseus sailing away from Calypso’s island, and called up a great storm that wrecked him on the shores of the island of Nausicaa.

The coins of the city of Olympos date back to the 2nd century BC. It was described by Cicero as an ancient city full of riches and works of art. The city became one of the six leading cities of the Lycian League. In the 1st century BC, Olympos was invaded and settled by Cilician pirates. This ended in 78 BC, when the Roman commander Publius Servilius Isauricus, accompanied by the young Julius Caesar, took the city after a victory at sea, and added Olympos to the Roman Empire. The pirate Zenicetes set fire to his own house and perished. The emperor Hadrian visited the city after which it took the name of Hadrianopolis for a period, in his honour.

The chief deity of Olympos was Hephaestus, god of fire and blacksmiths. Near Olympos, located in the neighbouring village of Çıralı and about 200 metres above sea level, the eternal flames called the Chimaera may be seen issuing from the ground. The fuel source for the flames is natural gas, largely methane, seeping through cracks in the earth. The mythical Chimaera – or Chimera – was a monster with the head of a lion, the body of a goat and the tail of a serpent, who roamed these woods and sprouted fire from her mouth.

In the Middle Ages, Venetians, Genoese and Rhodians built two fortresses along the coast, but by the 15th century Olympos had been abandoned. Today the site attracts tourists, not only for the artifacts that can still be found (though fragmentary and widely scattered), but also for its scenic landscapes supporting wild grapevines, flowering oleander, bay trees, figs and pines.

Cirali Bay (Olympos) – 001

SUNRISE AT THE CIRALI BEACH

Kumluca-Antalya/TURKEY
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PR2001AAAJ0102 © LEVENT ŞEN

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The former city of Olympos was founded in the Hellenistic period, presumably taking its name from nearby Mount Olympos (Turkish: Tahtalı Dağı, Timber Mountain), one of over twenty mountains with the name Olympos in the Classical world.

From these mountains of the Solymi, according to Homer, the god Poseidon looked out to sea and saw Odysseus sailing away from Calypso’s island, and called up a great storm that wrecked him on the shores of the island of Nausicaa.

The coins of the city of Olympos date back to the 2nd century BC. It was described by Cicero as an ancient city full of riches and works of art. The city became one of the six leading cities of the Lycian League. In the 1st century BC, Olympos was invaded and settled by Cilician pirates. This ended in 78 BC, when the Roman commander Publius Servilius Isauricus, accompanied by the young Julius Caesar, took the city after a victory at sea, and added Olympos to the Roman Empire. The pirate Zenicetes set fire to his own house and perished. The emperor Hadrian visited the city after which it took the name of Hadrianopolis for a period, in his honour.

The chief deity of Olympos was Hephaestus, god of fire and blacksmiths. Near Olympos, located in the neighbouring village of Çıralı and about 200 metres above sea level, the eternal flames called the Chimaera may be seen issuing from the ground. The fuel source for the flames is natural gas, largely methane, seeping through cracks in the earth. The mythical Chimaera – or Chimera – was a monster with the head of a lion, the body of a goat and the tail of a serpent, who roamed these woods and sprouted fire from her mouth.

In the Middle Ages, Venetians, Genoese and Rhodians built two fortresses along the coast, but by the 15th century Olympos had been abandoned. Today the site attracts tourists, not only for the artifacts that can still be found (though fragmentary and widely scattered), but also for its scenic landscapes supporting wild grapevines, flowering oleander, bay trees, figs and pines.

The Cliffs Of ANTALYA

THE CLIFFS OF ANTALYA

Antalya/TURKEY
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pr2012aadv_35 © LEVENT ŞEN

BAY & MOUNTAIN – 003

003

BAY – MOUNTAIN – SKY & SUNSET

Antalya/TURKEY
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BEY MOUNTAINS – 0005

DOYRAN GÖLETİ
DOYRAN POND

Antalya/TURKEY
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Doyran, Antalya’ya 15 km uzaklıkta, Saklıkent yolu üzerinde bir beldedir. Konumu nedeniyle bir günde iki mevsimin birden yaşanabildiği ender yerlerden biridir.
Doyran, Antalya’nın batısında yer almaktadır. Köyün kuzeyinde Korkuteli, doğusunda Aşağıkaraman, güneyinde Çakırlar, batısında ise Saklıkent sınırları ile çevrilidir.
Akdeniz ikliminin bitki örtüsünü olan maki türü bitkiler Doyran’ın da bitki örtüsünü oluşturur. Batı Torosların güneyi ile Akdeniz arasında kalmış bir bölümde bulunmaktadır. Köyde kızılçamlar da görülür.

Doyran’dan geçen tek akarsu şehrin doğusundaki Doyran Çayı‘dır. Bu akarsuyun üzerinde Doyran Göleti de bulunmaktadır.

Köyün geçmişi hakkında gerçek bilgilerden de yararlanarak bir efsane oluşturulmuş ve bu dilden dile anlatılmıştır. Söylendiğine göre köy Teke Beyliği‘nden önce de vardı. Bu bir efsane ile şöyle anlatılır. Köyün kurucusu evliya Pirinç Çelebi‘dir. Pirinç ÇelebiYedi Kardeşler” denilen ve hepsi evliya olan kardeşlerden birisidir. Kardeşlerden bir tanesi Antalya’ya yerleşen Şeyh Şücaeddin‘dir. İkisi Doyran köyünde kalan evliya Fatma ve Zehra’dır. Bir tanesi, Saklıkent’e yakın Karçukuru yaylasında bulunan, Eren Dağı‘nın zirvesinde mezarı olan Eren Dede‘dir. Kardeşlerden biri Çakırlar köyünün kurucusudur. Çakırlar‘a yerleşirken “burası benim mekanım olsun” diyerek sınırları çizmiş, gözleri çakır renkli olduğu için de köyün adı Çakırlar olmuştur. Diğer kardeş’in adı Ali, Duraliler köyünün kurucusudur. “Ben de burada durayım” dediği için köyün adı Duraliler olmuştur.

Teke beyi Pirinç Çelebi‘nin kendinden habersiz cami yaptırdığını duyup iki asker gönderir. Askerler Pirinç Çelebi‘ye gelip beyden habersiz cami yaptıramayacağını söylerler. Pirinç Çelebi de onları evine buyur eder ve onlara birer kepçe pilav verir. Ayrıca atlarına da birer avuç yem verir. Askerler hem kendilerinin hem de atlarının doymayacağını düşünürler fakat kendileri de atları da bitiremezler. Köyün ismi önceden Doyuranken ünlü düşmesine uğrayarak Doyran olmuştur.Bu kerameti görünce bir hayli şaşıran askerler Pirinç Çelebi‘ye hürmette bulunurlar.Daha sonra Pirinç Çelebi askerlere; beylerine selam söylemelerini, bu camiye karışamayacağını,yoksa onun gözlerini oyacağını söyler(bu lafı söylediği zaman Teke beyi gözlerine bir şeyin dokunduğunu hisseder.) Ayrıca askerlere:”Evladım bu camiyi bitirmek bana nasip olmayacak,yakın tarihte beyiniz geliversin ve camiyi bitiriversin” buyurur.Teke beyi Pirinç Çelebi‘nin evliya bir zât olduğunu anlar.Çok geçmeden Pirinç Çelebi‘nin yanına gelir.Geldiği vakit Pirinç Çelebi‘yi öbür aleme intikal etmiş olarak bulur.Defnini gerçekleştirir ve caminin kalan kısmını yaptırır. Caminin isminide Pirinç Çelebi Camii koyar.

BEY MOUNTAINS – 0004

TÜBİTAK ULUSAL GÖZLEM EVİ
TUBITAK OBSERVATORY

Antalya/TURKEY
TÜBİTAK ULUSAL GÖZLEM EVİ

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TÜBİTAK ULUSAL GÖZLEM EVİ

1991 yılında yeniden belirlenen TÜBİTAK Yönetimi DPT’ye sunulmak üzere TAD Başkanlığı’ndan 5 yıllık bir Ulusal Gözlemevi kuruluş projesi istedi. Hazırlanan proje 20 Temmuz 1991′de TÜBİTAK’a sunuldu. DPT’ye iletilen proje 1992-1996 yılları arasını kapsayan yaklaşık 7 Milyar TL bütçeli bir Ulusal Gözlemevi kuruluş projesi olarak başlamış oldu.

7-11 Eylül 1992 tarihlerinde İnönü Üniversitesi’nde yapılan 8. Ulusal Astronomi Toplantısı sırasında, bu projenin yürütücülüğüne Prof. Dr. Zeki Aslan’ın önerilmesine karar verildi. Zeki Aslan’ın hazırlayıp sunduğu, 1992 yılı için 541 milyon TL bütçeli, TBAG-DPT destekli bir yıllık proje, Ulusal Gözlemevi Kurulması adı altında 1 Ekim 1992′de yürürlüğe girdi.

Gözlemevi kuruluş çalışmaları belirli bir aşamaya geldiğinde TÜBİTAK Ulusal Gözlemevi (TUG) Kuruluş ve İşletme Yönetmeliği olarak 17.07.1995 tarihli ve 22346 sayılı Resmi Gazete’de yayınlandı. Ardından 6 Ekim 1995 tarihinde de ilk müdürü olarak Prof. Dr. Zeki Aslan atandı.

2500 m yükseklikte modern bir araştırma merkezi kurmak hiç de kolay olmadı. Saklıkent’ten gözlemevine yol açılması, elektrik hattının döşenmesi, teleskop ve hizmet binalarının yapılması, gözlemevinde çalışacak teknik, idari ve araştırmacı personelinin oluşturulması gibi önemli aşamalar birer birer aşılarak 5 Eylül 1997 tarihinde dönemin Cumhurbaşkanı ve Başbakanı tarafından TUG’un resmi açılışı yapıldı.

TUG’un ilk teleskopu olan 40 cm çaplı T40 teleskopunda ilk ışık Ocak 1997′de, 150 cm çaplı RTT150 teleskopunda ise ilk ışık Eylül 2001′de alınarak gözlemevinde bilimsel gözlemler başlamış oldu.

TÜBİTAK Ulusal Gözlemevi Yerleşkesi Saklıkent‘te bulunan Bakırlıtepe‘de kuruludur. Deniz seviyesinden 2500 m. yükseklikte bulunan Bakırlıtepe, Antalya’nın batısında yeralan Beydağları’nın en yüksek zirvelerinden biridir. Eteklerinde Saklıkent Kayak Merkezi olan Bakırlıtepe’ye ulaşım Saklıkent’ten sonra 7 km’lik bir dağ yolu ile sağlanmaktadır. Bu dağ yolu genellikle her yıl Kasım ayından Nisan ayının sonlarına kadar yoğun kar dolayısıyla kapalı kalmakta ve ulaşım Saklıkent Kayak Merkezi’nden telesiyej ve sonrasında da biraz yürüyüş ile sağlanmaktadır.

SAKLIKENT & BAKIRTEPE

Antalya/TURKEY

Saklıkent, Akdeniz Bölgesi’nde Antalya’nın batısındaki Beydağları üzerinde 2500 m. yükseklikde bir kayak merkezidir. Antalya kent merkezine 50 km uzaklıktadır. Bu konumu nedeniyle bir günde iki mevsimin birden yaşanabildiği ender yerlerdendir. Kayak mevsimi kısadır. Kar kalınlığı kayak mevsiminde 50-100 cm’dir.

Saklıkent is a winter resort in Turkey, 45 kilometres from Antalya and 60 kilometres from Antalya Airport. It is open for skiing from November to May. Because of its proximity to Antalya, one can ski and then one hour later swim in the Mediterranean Sea.

BEY MOUNTAINS – 0003

SAKLIKENT & BAKIRTEPE

Antalya/TURKEY
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Saklıkent, Akdeniz Bölgesi’nde Antalya’nın batısındaki Beydağları üzerinde 2500 m. yükseklikde bir kayak merkezidir. Antalya kent merkezine 50 km uzaklıktadır. Bu konumu nedeniyle bir günde iki mevsimin birden yaşanabildiği ender yerlerdendir. Kayak mevsimi kısadır. Kar kalınlığı kayak mevsiminde 50-100 cm’dir.

Saklıkent is a winter resort in Turkey, 45 kilometres from Antalya and 60 kilometres from Antalya Airport. It is open for skiing from November to May. Because of its proximity to Antalya, one can ski and then one hour later swim in the Mediterranean Sea.

BEY MOUNTAINS – 0002

SAKLIKENT

Antalya/TURKEY
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NR008_1998AACJ16 © LEVENT ŞEN

Saklıkent, Akdeniz Bölgesi’nde Antalya’nın batısındaki Beydağları üzerinde 2500 m. yükseklikde bir kayak merkezidir. Antalya kent merkezine 50 km uzaklıktadır. Bu konumu nedeniyle bir günde iki mevsimin birden yaşanabildiği ender yerlerdendir. Kayak mevsimi kısadır. Kar kalınlığı kayak mevsiminde 50-100 cm’dir.

Saklıkent is a winter resort in Turkey, 45 kilometres from Antalya and 60 kilometres from Antalya Airport. It is open for skiing from November to May. Because of its proximity to Antalya, one can ski and then one hour later swim in the Mediterranean Sea.

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THE BEY MOUNTAINS

Antalya/TURKEY

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The Taurus Mountains (Turkish: Toros Dağları,) are a mountain complex in southern Turkey, dividing the Mediterranean coastal region of southern Turkey from the central Anatolian Plateau. The system extends along a curve from Lake Eğirdir in the west to the upper reaches of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers in the east. It is a part of the Alpide belt in Eurasia.

The Taurus mountains are divided into three chains from west to east as follows;

  • Western Taurus (Batı Toroslar)
    • Akdağlar, the Bey Mountains, Katrancık Mountain, Geyik Mountain
  • Central Taurus (Orta Toroslar)
    • Akçalı Mountains, Bolkar Mountains, Aladağlar, Tahtalı Mountain
  • Southeastern Taurus (Güneydoğu Toroslar)
    • Nurhak Mountains, Malatya Mountains, Maden Mountains, Genç Mountains, Bitlis mountains

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LARA SAND DUNES

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Lara is a district of Antalya city, Turkey. Its famous Lara Beach is one of the longest sand beaches in Turkey. Lara is home to many themed 5- to 7-star hotels, mainly in the Kundu area. Most of the hotels are replicas of famous places around the world (for example Topkapi PalaceVenice,Kremlin) which has led to the area being nicknamed “Las Vegas in Turkey“.

“Lara” is Luwian for sand.

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The Sun Is Rising At Antalya

Antalya/TURKEY

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I thought this while cycling…

I thought this while cycling…

2014 Images Of Antalya PHOTO CALENDAR

2014 Images Of Antalya PHOTO CALENDAR

Romantic, fascinating, unique ANTALYA images……All images have been taken by me…

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EXHIBITION QUALITY PHOTO PRINT fine-art desk calendar for modern living spaces……..

Total,13 unbound pages & one desktop holder……
1 cover page , 12 months pages with 12 ” ANTALYA ” images..

You can buy from MY " ETSY SHOP "
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You can mount the pages in a frame on your coffe table or on a magnet frame for your refrigerator..

This fine-art calendar will be professionally printed on ARCHIVAL QUALITY, ACID-FREE and LUSTER PHOTO PAPER…

Great care is taken in packaging your order(s).
Your print(s) will be sent sandwiched between two sheets of cardboard and packed in a protective envelope or in a cardboard tube to ensure arrival in perfect condition.

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KONYALTI BEACH

Antalya/TURKEY

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BAY & MOUNTAIN

Antalya/TURKEY
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