Finike Sailboat Between Antalya
Boat Offices and Ports
Adrasan is also known as Çavuşköy, is a village located in the Kumluca district of Antalya, approx 50 km from Kemer. Adrasan Bay is one of the most beautiful places in the area with its golden sandy beach, mountains with pine forests and stunning nature. This area of coast is one of the more peaceful. During the hot summer months, the weather can be bearable with the breeze blowing from the sea in the morning and from the land in the afternoons.
Adrasan coast is a naturally protected area and you will see many boats and yachts moored at the cove along with day trip boats. Adransan Beach is a 2 km strip of golden sand and is perfect for beach lovers and swimmers. Hikers can walk to Adrasan lighthouse, approx 45 minutes walking distance.
The crystal clear waters at Adrasan make it one of the best diving locations in the Kemer, Antalya area. Scuba divers are not allowed to dive at the Gelidonya Cape, at the entrance of Adrasan Cove, as there is a 3500 years old Phoenician wreck located there. However, take a boat trip to Ucadalar (Three Islands) for some excellent diving.
Adrasan village is located approx 4 km from the coast, stock up with fresh fruit and vegetables from the village market.
Sazak Harbour is located 1.5 km from Cavus Burnu, the bay is entered between two rocky capes that are and divided into two parts. The part entering to the north is called Liar Genoese Harbour, with an average depth of 20 m. It is protected from northern winds. There is a fish farm in it, but also room so that yachts can get in and out. The south part of the bay is shallow, around 6m, and is an easy place to anchor. It is also affected by the northeast winds and closed to other weather.
Ceenviz Harbour is the most sheltered natural harbour in the bay, with a narrow cove between it and the Liar Genoese harbour.
The high rocky cape at the entrance of the bay is visible, after which the harbour 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. At the rear of the beach is a pine forest and mountains to the west.
Çıralı Harbour ve Olympos Ancient City
The ancient Lycian city of Olympos is situated in the valley where the Akpinar river flows into the sea. It is presumed that its name came from nearby Mount Olympos (Turkish: Tahtalı Dağı, Timber Mountain) with a height of 2375 metres. It is one of over twenty mountains with the name Olympos (Olympus) in the Classical world. The ruins of the ancient city of Olympos are scattered on both sides of the Akpinar river. It was once a pirate bed and harbour. The Romans captured and cleared the pirates but the city became impoverished and lost its importance. By the 15th century, it had been forgotten.
To the north of this bay extends the sandy beach of Karaburun. In the middle of the beach is the small village of Çirali. It is a very interesting place, flames are formed where trapped gases come out from holes in the rocks and come into contact with fresh air. It has been a source of inspiration for many legends in ancient times. It is defined as a dragon in mythology.
The region between the bays of Fethiye and Antalya is known as ’Lycia’, it is a compact mountainous area. It was inhabited by the ancient Lycians, who were much admired by the ancient Greeks as they 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 is the first example of a federation in history.
As reported by the Greek historian Strabo (64/63 BC – c. AD 24), the Lycian league was made up of 23 known city-states as members. The major cities of the league, carrying three votes, were identified as Xanthos, Patara, Pinara, Olympos, Myra, and Tlos, with Patara as the capital. Three more cities were added by the Roman consul Lucius Licinius Murena (elder) in 81 BC.
Herodotus reported that the Lycians originally came from Crete and were followers of Sarpedon. After being expelled by Minos they settled in territories belonging to the Solymoi (or Milyans) of Milyas in Asia Minor. Before being named after Lycus, who was the son of Pandion, the Lycians were known as Termilae. Their customs are made up partly from Crete and partly from Caria. One particular custom is where the Lycians name themselves after their mothers instead of their fathers. The Lycians spoke their own Indo-European language closely related to Luwian and Hittite, part of the Luwian language group,