Visit ancient ruins and a scenic waterfall on a full-day tour from Alanya to the Greco-Roman city of Aspendos, Kursunlu Waterfalls, Phaselis Antique City, Greek Amphitheater and Side.
Temple of Apollo, Side
Feel the enormous weight of history at the ancient ruins of Temple of Apollo on the Side peninsula. Dedicated the Greek god of light and sun, the temple has a counterpart dedicated to Athena, and both were constructed around the 2nd century CE. Take in a view of the harbor from here and appreciate the intricate detailing of the marble. While most of the temple lies in ruins, the remaining columns and foundation make it easy to imagine how this impressive temple would have once appeared. Put Temple of Apollo into our Manavgat online itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Manavgat.
Adress: Side Mahallesi, 07600 Manavgat, Antalya / Turkey
Phone: +90 242 606 01 01
Phaselis Antique City, Tekirova
Situated between beaches and mountains completely immersed in greenery, Phaselis Antique City presents the crumbling remains of what was once an important harbor for the region. Merchants from Greece, Egypt, and Asian countries used it for commerce from the 7th century BCE. As you walk along its 24 m (79 ft) wide central street, you’ll encounter ruins of ancient perfumeries and other stores, plus structures that housed lavish Roman baths, and theaters more than two millennia old. You’ll also find forgotten artifacts and sarcophagi here. If the weather’s right, you may want to refresh yourself in the sea right next to the ancient city. Our Kemer trip planner makes visiting Phaselis Antique City and other Kemer attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Adress: Finike Karayolu 58. Km., Tekirova, Kemer, Turkey
Greek Amphitheater, Side
Be transported back to the culture of antiquity at Greek Amphitheater, one of the well-preserved highlights of the Side ruins system. The mighty theater was originally constructed in 2 CE, boasting a seating capacity of 15,000-20,000–making it one of the largest of its kind in the Ancient Pamphylia region. Although some of the stage area has collapsed, the construction provides a vivid insight into life and entertainment millennia ago. After exploring the historical construction, take time to appreciate the views of the ruins complex as it sits amidst the surrounding countryside and the sea. There are special paths for visitors, but these are not particularly well-maintained; sensible shoes are recommended. Put Greek Amphitheater into our Manavgat trip itinerary builder app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Manavgat.
Adress: Sumbul Sok., Side, Manavgat, Turkey
Phone: +90 242 753 40 20
Manavgat Waterfall and River, Manavgat
Surrounded by shops, cafes, and restaurants, Manavgat Waterfall and River combines natural beauty with a host of entertainment and dining options. Although the falls are only a few meters high, the wide riverbed and fast-flowing blue water create an impressive spectacle. The river is refreshingly cold, welcoming overheated visitors to dip their toes in the adjoining ponds. On the banks you can rest in shaded teahouses, where you can sample a traditional Turkish tea or coffee alongside landscaped gardens. Plan my trip to Manavgat with suggested itineraries provided by Time out Alanya.
Antalya Kursunlu Waterfalls
The Kursunlu Waterfalls National Park (Kursunlu Selalesi Tabiat Parki), located at 25 km from the center of Antalya along the Antalya-Alanya highway, covers an area of 33 hectares. In the area, which takes the form of a botanical garden, there are 7 ponds connected by the formation of waterfalls. The 18 metre waterfall is on one of the tributaries of the Aksu river and its situation in the midst of a pine forest is of quite exceptional beauty. The countryside around the water forms a lovely picnic and pleasure spot, and offers a nice refreshment, especially enjoyable on a hot Mediterranean summer day.