Life at the peak of mountains; Selge
77 km close to Manavgat, Selge antique town is established on Köprülü Canyon. İt was established by Grek Calchas. Oliveoil, wine and timber was important tade items. Its theatre remains stili with its unique architecture. Especially at the sunrise, köprülü canyon view is magnificant which can be viewed at the top pf its theatre. There is a stadium close to Theatre, turkish bath and 2 temples on the west. And back in the ruins of these architectures,there is a cistern.
Water archs and theatre town; Aspendos
When Aspendos was established, its name was Azitawadda. Established by the successor od Grek Mopsus rıght after Troya war. The magnificent look of Aspendos was actually formed in A. D 1st century. The earthquake in A. D 365 damaged Aspendos and also the bridge on köprü river. On to the ruins of damaged bridge, Seljuqs reconstruct the bridge in 1221, Theatre was also reconstructed by Seljuqs and used as caravansaray. Aspendos theatre was constructed by architect Zeno in Roman architecture in A.D 2th century. it has one of the most strong acoustic. Concerts are stili organized today. Aspendos water archs, are one of the most original archs in terms of technique. Total length of water archs is 20 kms. Aspendos is 30 km close to Manavgat
Turquoise Colored Alara
Alarahan and Alara Castle, rises 7km distance from sea on Alara river which draws the line between Manavgat and Alanya. Alara Castle established during Byzantine period, on the way of caravan trade from Konya-Alanya and Konya Antalya. Seljuqs bartered the castle from commander of Kolonoros Kyr Varfs brother Kyr Mikail after conquer of Kolonoros (Alaiye] in 1221. They restored the castle and builtAlarahan caravansaray right by the river and took control of caravan route. Castle and caravansaray, 32 km close to Manavgat, remains glorious stili today.
Real Mediterranean Tourism town
In Manavgat, between 1960-1970, growing cotton, commerciat growing ofvegatables and citrus fruits was the means of living. During 1980s it became one of the most important tourism region with the advancement of tourism, rich history, unique geography, clean sea, long beaches and four season tourism. This enabled the fast urbanization of the region and also a magnet for living.
Manavgat is a very peaceful place to live with the sea that one can swim four seasons, countless tracking ways, river that can be passed through boats, easy to reach mountains.