Antalya Hıdırlık Tower

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Parking area: No

 

Entrance fee: No

 

Closed days: No

 

Distance from Antalya Republic Square (City Center): 1.1 km ( CumhuriyetSt.)

 

Distance from Antalya international airport: 13.9 km (Mersin-Antalya main roads/D400 and D685)

 

Distance from Antalya bus station: 9.8 km ( Dumlupınar Blv. and 100 Yıl Blv.)

 

Importance and general aspects:

 

Hıdırlık Tower is a structure which has survived to a great extent in the Roman period Antalya. The tower, which was built as a monumental tomb in the 1st century AD, was converted into a defense tower in the Early Byzantine Period. At the center of the superstructure of the tower, where a Turkish flag was fluctuating today, there was probably a statue of the owner of the grave in the Antique Period10.

 

 

How to get there

There are 2 faster options in order to reach to Hıdırlık Tower; by car or by taxi. Apart from these, you can arrive by walking to this area as there is a short distance (only 1.1 km) from the city center to the Hıdırlık Tower.

 

What to do?

 

It is possible to spend a time in cafes, parks or restaurants around the Hıdırlık Tower. It is possible to take a rest under the Hıdırlık Tower, smell fresh air enjoy a scenery of Antalya and take the photo of this monumental structure.

 

What to eat?

 

There are lots of restaurants and bars mostly serving fish, snacks and other delicious foods and drink to visitors.

 

What to buy?

 

Small and big sized shops selling souvenirs, jewelery, clothing, leather and carpet can be found around the Hıdırlık Tower.

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