A Stroll through Antalya
Explore Antalya on foot with your knowledgeable guide during this half day stroll of the Old City.
Kaleici (the old city) and historic city center of Antalya, until modern times, had the entire city confined within its walls. Inside are structures dating from the Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, Ottoman and modern Turkish republican eras. Most of it however, dates to the late 18th and 19th centuries.
First, view Hadrian's Gate, a triumphal three arched gate that was built in the name of the Roman emperor Hadrian, who visited Antalya in the year 130. Formerly the city walls enclosed the outside of the gate and it was not used for many years. This may be the reason why it has not been harmed, and it was only revealed when the walls collapsed. It is considered as Pamphylia's most beautiful Gate.
Next, visit the Yivli Minare Mosque. The mosque's fluted minaret, which is decorated with dark blue tiles, is a landmark and symbol of the city. The mosque was first built in 1230 and fully reconstructed in 1373. The minaret is 125 feet high, built on a square stone base, with eight fluted sections and has 90 steps to the top. The first building may have been a Byzantine church originally and may have been converted into a mosque around 1225-7, during the reign of the Seljuk sultan Ala ad-Din Kay Qubadh I. The original mosque was destroyed in the 14th century and a new mosque was built which, with its six domes, is one of the oldest examples of multi-dome construction in Anatolia.
Then, you will view Hidirlik Tower, believed that the ruling Roman Empire built this in the second century on a square plan. The same century, it was turned into circular tower. It has since been used as a fortification or a lighthouse. The tower is situated at the southern side of the place, where the land walls of the city join the sea walls.
Your last stop will be the Old Bazaar, or Iki Kapili Han, to explore and shop before the return drive back to your yacht at the port.
Notes: A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board. Order of sights visited may vary to avoid congestion.
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 119 USD