is the most southern city of the Turkish Mediterranean Sea
coast close to Alanya. Famous for its banannas and peanuts.
Anamur has mutated from the Greek "Anemourion" (Ανεμούριον)
meaning "windmill". Founded by the Phoenicians, the city was
then occupied by the Assyrians and Hittites.
Anamur is a town and district of the province of Mersin, on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey, between Antalya and the city of Mersin. The local economy depends on agriculture, especially bananas and strawberries. The weather here is very, very hot and this is the only part of Turkey that can sustain bananas, there are banana plants everywhere and now other tropical fruits such as papaya, pineapples and avocados are being planted here too. Anamur produces 40% of Turkey's strawberries. A traditional local speciality is taro (known locally as gölevez).
Mamure Castle, the medieval castle, well-preserved, about 7 km (4 mi) south east of Anamur. Originally built by the Romans in the third or fourth century AD, it was enlarged by the Byzantine Empire and the Crusaders. After the Seljuk Turkish Sultan `Ala' ad-Din Kay-Qubad captured the castle in 1221, he had it rebuilt in its present form. It consists of three courtyards with 39 towers, surrounded by a moat. In one courtyard there is an ancient mosque with a minaret – built by Mahmud Bey of Karaman in 1300-1308 – which is still open for prayer. There are the ruins of a bathhouse on the opposite side. The castle is in two sections with two lines of ramparts between them, a walkway along the ramparts links the two sides.
Anemurium, the remains of the ancient city, built between c. 100 BC and AD 600 6 km (4 mi) southwest of Anamur, on the coast. The stone walls of the city are still partly intact and there are many mosaics. The small theatre or odeion is still largely intact across from the more poorly preserved large theatre and there are several bath buildings. Enough left of the city’s two-storey Roman bathhouse to give a good impression of what it was in its heyday, with changing rooms, a hot section, a warm section, and a hall with a pool. On the entrance gate a sign written Latin says “Welcome to the baths, have a good bath.” The city had an elaborate water supply system, as illustrated by the remains of the aqueducts. There is also an acropolis containing the ruins of a palace, which had its own private water supply. Around the city walls there are many Roman built tombs, which even have small entrance halls for visitors. The site has been excavated by Canadian teams from the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia.
Many caves including Çukurpınar, one of the longest in the world, (1420 m) and Köşekbükü (the air is said to be treatment for asthma or malaria).
We will return at the hotel at dinnertime.
We organize scheduled guided Demre, Myra, Kekova tours from all of holiday villages in Alanya...Individual tours available...
Tour duration : 1 day, 6-7 hours... Speeded private trip avaliable for individual groups
Included : Transport from / to hotel with AC busses or minibusses, Professional guidance ( escorted by English, German, Russian, Polish speaker tourist guide ) , Insurance
Price : Click the price list
Available days : Every Wednesday, Saturday
Highlights of the trip ; Landscape of Turkish Riviera region and the coasts of Mediterranean, ruines in Anamur, Castle of Anamur, banana gardens and greenhouses, Alanya, Kaledran, Gazipasa villages, shopping centres and bazaars and more
Tour season : All around year
Pick up available from ; Alanya city centre, Yeşilöz, Demirtaş, Seki, Kargıcak, Mahmutlar, Oba, Kestel, Tosmur, Cikcilli, Obagöl, Bektaş, Konaklı, Payallar, İncekum, Avsallar, Türkler, Okurcalar, Karaburun, Alara, Manavgat, Side holiday villages.
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