Finike Sailboat Between Antalya
Boat Offices and Ports
Adrasan is a heavenly place located near Kumluca, about 50 km. from Kemer. The 2km. beautiful golden sandy beach, the nature, mountains with pine forests at the background make Adrasan one of the most beautiful places in Kemer, Antalya. Adrasan is located on the west of Kemer. Holidaymakers may access Adrasan village after 18 km. from Olympos-Adrasan junction, and than after 4 km. to Adrasan cove.
Adrasan coast is the quietest and peaceful one of the region. The weather in Adrasan is not that warm and boring during the hot summer season. The wind blowing from sea to land till noon and from land to sea afternoon decreases the warm effect of hot summers.
Adrasan coast is a naturally protected area. Holidaymakers may see lots of boats and yachts moored at the cove. There also variety of boat trips from Adrasan as well. Daily boat trips from Adrasan mostly start at 10 am. and end between 4.00-5.00 pm. and made to the beautiful coves of Suluada, Sazak and Ceneviz, situated about an hour distance. The Adrasan beach is also excellent. The 2 km. golden sandy beach is perfect for swimmers and beach goers.
If you follow Adrasan coast, you may also seevariety of beautiful places. If you follow the coast to the right, you may reach the Adrasan Lighthouse within a 45 minutes walking distance. Very ideal for hiking lovers.
Adrasan is also very ideal for scuba diving and deep sea fishing lovers. The crystal clear waters and underwater environment make Adrasan one of the best diving locations in Kemer, Antalya. There is a 3500 years old Phoenician wreck located at the Gelidonya Cape, at the entrance of Adrasan Cove. Scuba diving is not allowedat this region but scuba diving lovers may visit the Ucadalar (Three Islands) region via boat trips.
You may also visit the Adrasan village located about 4 km. from Adrasan coast. There you may shop fresh fruits and vegetables from the village’s market. There is also a post office at the Adrasan village.
1.5 km from Cavus Burnu, the bay is entered between two rocky noses that are and divided into two (N 36,21,50-E 30,30,45) . The part entering to the north is called Liar Genoese Harbor, with an average length of 20 m, There is a fish farm in it, also there is a free area where yachts can get in and out.
It is the most sheltered natural harbor in the bay, with a narrow cove between it and the Liar Genoese harbor, although it takes a little solitude in the strong north air and lowers it around from the high mountains.
The high rocky nose at the entrance of the sheep is visible, after which the harbor extends south to the inside, there are a few rocks out of the water in the middle of the entrance, both sides are deep water, the end of the bay is a sandy beach, anchored at 5-10 m deep and can stay in the alarga or seat on the east side or southwestern corner The back of the pine is a pine forest, and the western side is a mountainous mountain.
Çıralı Limanı ve Olimpos Antik Kenti
At the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, in the borders of Antalya province, in a river valley near the coast, lie an ancient Lycian city’s ruins: Olympos. It was presumably taking its name from nearby 2375 meters height Mount Olympos (Olympus – Turkish: Tahtalı Dağı, Timber Mountain), one of over twenty mountains with the name Olympos (Olympus) in the Classical world.
The Lycians were an ancient people who inhabited the area of present day Turkey between the bays of Antalya and Fethiye, known as “Lycia”, a compact, mountainous territory. The ancient Greeks knew and admired the Lycians, for the Lycians had solved a problem which baffled the ancient (and even modern) world: how to reconcile free government in the city-state with the needs of a larger political unity. The Lycian League (Lukiakou systema in Strabo’s Greek transliterated, a “standing together”) is the first example of a federation in history.
According to the Greek historian Strabo (64/63 BC – c. AD 24), the league comprised some 23 known city-states as members. The Roman consul Lucius Licinius Murena (elder), added three more in 81 BC. Strabo also identified the major cities of the League; that is, the three-vote cities, as Xanthos, Patara, Pinara, Olympos, Myra, and Tlos, with Patara as the capital.
According to Herodotus, the Lycians originally came from Crete and were the followers of Sarpedon. They were expelled by Minos and ultimately settled in territories belonging to the Solymoi (or Milyans) of Milyas in Asia Minor. The Lycians were originally known as Termilae before being named after Lycus who was the son of Pandion. Their customs are partly from Crete and partly from Caria. Herodotus mentions a particular custom where the Lycians name themselves after their mothers instead of their fathers. Strabo, on the other hand, mentions “Trojan Lycians” and suspects them to be different from the Termilae already mentioned by Herodotus.
The Lycians were also one of the few non-Hellenistic nations of antiquity which could not be called “barbarians”. They were speakers of the Luwian language group. The Lycians were most likely in origin an Anatolian people since they spoke their own Indo-European language closely related to Luwian and Hittite.