Anamur is the most southern city of the Turkish Mediterranean Sea coast close to Gazipaşa. The actual city is quite small and lies also a few to one side of of the coast. Here it closes rather quietly. In the environment, some bananas plantations, that form together a beautiful wing with the mountains of the Taurus lie.
To be sure Anamur has a suburb directly at the coast. Here the actual attraction is: Mamure Kalesi, a medieval fort of the cross knights. The towers of Mamure Kalesi just already of far visibly over the beautiful sand beach.
The first parts of the fort concern were erected in the 12th century. One can make an interesting walk through the impressive fort. Of the outlook storm, one has a beautiful view over the environment.
About Anemurium Ancient City
Anemurium’s sprawling and eerily quiet ruins stretch for 500m down to a pebble beach, with mammoth city walls scaling the mountainside above. From the huge necropolis area (which itself looks like a city), walk southeast past a 4th-century basilica ; look behind it for a mosaic pathway of tiles leading to the sea. Above the church is one of two aqueducts .
The best-preserved structure in Anemurium is the baths complex with coloured mosaic tiles that still decorate portions of the floor.
Also worth seeking out is the theatre dating from the 2nd century AD and, opposite, the more complete odeon , with 900 seats and a tiled floor.
Although founded by the Phoenicians in the 4th century BC, Anemurium suffered a number of devastating setbacks, including an attack in AD 52 by a vicious Cilician tribe, and most of the visible ruins date from the late Roman and Byzantine periods onward. Archaeologists have also uncovered evidence that an earthquake destroyed the city in about 580.
Anamur Tour Tour Days & Pick up Times
Wednesday-Friday ( All Year Around )
Duration: 8-9 Hours
Mahmutlar:09:00am – Obagöl :08:40am – Alanya Centrum between:08:15 to 08:30 am – Konaklı:08:00 am. What’s Included in the Price?
Pick-up and drop-off from/to hotels