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turkey - first time

edited September 2011 in - Turkey
hi travelling to turkey for the first time this sunday

staying in manavgat and would like to hear of places to visit and what to watch out for, previous comments seem to suggest using turkish banks as they have the best exchange rate, true?

are the russians and germans really that bad??

and finally are they many creepy crawlies.....

thanks a lot


  • Hi cbgb,

    I am sure, you will fall in love Turkey. When you are in Manavgat, you can visit Manavgat Waterfall, Perge, Aspendos, Side, Antalya Old City Center, Kursunlu Waterfall, Duden Waterfall, Damlatas Cave in Alanya, Karain Cave near Antalya. Also, there are daily Pamukkale Tours or 1 night 2 days tour from Antalya taht you can join for visiting calcium terraces and Hierapolis Ancient City.
  • edited 5:55AM
    You can visit archaeological sites like:
    Perge ancient city
    Aspendos Theatre
    Antalya Harbour and Old Town
    Rafting in K
  • edited 5:55AM
    If you stay in Manavgat,
    Go to Side first.Side is a resort with shops,harbour (Boat Tours),Ancient ruins,restaurants.
    Manavgat Waterfall is a small fall and not interesting place.(Full of touristic shops around the water)
    PERGE ancient city is the best archaeological site (50 km west of Manavgat)
    ASPENDOS Theatre is the best preserved Roman Theatre (30 km)
    You can visit Perge,Aspendos and Side in one day.
    All the best
  • edited 5:55AM
    thanks a lot for the advice and help

    loads to check out and do

    cant wait - will now go and check out the map to find out where all these places are

    thanks again
  • edited 5:55AM
    Perge Ancient city is near Antalya but Side and Aspendos are closest places to see from Manavgat.
    All the Best
  • edited 5:55AM
    thank you - will definitely be going to side and hope to visit aspendos -- thanks again
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