The Mediterranean region has mild climate with damp winters and hot summers. There are narrow valleys that lie between steep peaks and past them are wide plains that are convenient for farming.
Since the land is very fertile and the temperature is warm, the coastal areas are usually used for agriculture. The crops planted are mostly wheat, barley, cotton and tobacco; with citrus fruits and grapes grown in orchards. Almost one third of the arable land in the plains is used for industrial plants that use cotton, aluminum and steel products. The province of Adana is home to major textile facilities, and in Çukurova there are many mills and water treatment plants. Due to the natural beauty and many historical sites, the Mediterranean region is an important tourist destination. The province of Isparta boasts charming rose gardens with splendid lakes and the antic Temple of Apollo, the Baths, Saint Paul's Basilica, and an ancient theatre stand in the city of Antiocheia.
Antalya is one of the most popular vacation destinations that is home to many holiday villages and resort hotels with streets lined with palm trees. If you are curious about early Turkish communities, you must visit Kaleiçi, a small town with picturesque narrow winding roads and aged timber houses. I the past decades many foreigners bought retirement and holiday homes here.
Known as Attalia in antiquity, Antalya is in the Mediterranean region of Turkey. The rich culture, history, and natural beauty makes the region a popular tourist destination. It lies on coastal cliffs and is surrounded by mountains. The historical center Kaleiçi, is now a vital commercial area bustling with hotels, restaurants, gift shops, bars, and clubs. There are many historical monuments here to explore.
Antalya has many holiday resort towns. Along the Mediterranean there is Kemer with coastal villages, a yacht marina, restaurants, markets, and bars. From there you can explore the ancient villages on the Mediterranean coast, such as Olimpos; Çıralı surrounded by bay forests; and Phaselis, a port city with many natural coves.
Alanya is an urbanized resort town with beautiful sand beaches, hotels and holiday villages. Kalkan has a picturesque marina, and several hotels built in the Renaissance style. Belek nestled among pine forests, houses many modern holiday complexes and international standard golf courses.
Finike, is a marvelous orange-grove county very close to Demre, where Saint Nicholas is said to have lived and died. There is also Saklıkent which is a popular winter resort located in the Beydağı Mountains.
Other attractions of note in Antalya are the Upper and Lower Düden Waterfalls, which find their way into the sea near the vast Lara Beach. The pebbly Konyaalti Beach on the western side has many unique bars and is often overcrowded during peak season.
You can also visit the Gülluk Mountain National Park in the ancient city of Termessos. It houses the Karain Cave, which was settled by humans in the Palaeolithic Age; the first settlement in Turkey.
The vast city of lies in the Çukurova Plain at the foot of the Taurus Mountains. It is the commercial capital of the eastern Mediterranean Region with a growing agricultural and industrial sector. It produces large amounts of cotton, rice, wheat, barley, corn, berries, and citrus fruits. It is also a massive player in textiles manufacturing, wool processing and leather tanning industries.
The lively city has many attractions, such as the Roman mosaic art in the ancient cities of Anavarza and Misis, the Stone Bridge over the Seyhan River, built by Emperor Hadrian, and two 16th century mosques. The towns of Karataş and Yumurtalık are famous for their beaches.
Last Updated: 9.7.2019 10:20:24