There are two options for those
interested in a boat tour from Adrasan. Firstly, sailing in a southerly
direction towards Cape Gelidonya and Beşadalar where the
American oceanographist George Bass excavated a 3300 year old Phoenician
shipwreck in the 1960s. Alternatively one can take a tour towards Sazak and
Porto Ceneviz bay.
On the way to Cape Gelidonya our first
stop is Suluada island with its water source which stays cold both in winter and summer. This
water is said to help cure renal calculus.
Mediterranean seal colonies live here in the winter and throughout
dolphins can often be seen in the water nearby. After a
half hour you anchor on the other side of Suluada. You
find yourself in the very heart of the nature in this beach in
which 3-4 boats anchors everyday. With your snorkel and goggles
you can dive and revel in the clear water. At
noon, the crew of the boat prepare lunch and the sea becomes an aquarium
filled with fish gathering to eat the crumbs you throw to the sea. In the
afternoon, you have a chance to benefit from hot sand cure on
the sandy beach. The boats continue further to left of the Suluada to a tunnel which can
be passed through only by rowing boats. This amazing natural
feature displays the relationship between the rocks and the
sea. The ones who can go across the other side of the island
when the sea is calm, reach the water source and write down
their names on the rocks all around.
Another stop “Kelleci Bay” is
situated at the opposite side of the Suluada. It is possible to
see fresh water resources draining from rocks in this bay which
is often visited by yachts. In these stops, after getting into
water from the grit beach, cold watermelons that are sliced on
boat are eaten. At 6 o’clock the boats start to return but if you
want, you can swim in the sea for the last time at the entrance
of Adrasan Bay.
Sailing in the other direction, we leave from Adrasan but
this time towards Antalya. The first stop is a very
interesting and rarely visited fjord called “Gemleyik” worn into
an 'S' shape by the sea. There is a very amusing beach next to this natural miracle which
is ideal for hiding and escaping, aswell as a blue phosphorus cave
which is big enough for boats to turn inside is situated in the
same region. Once you have crossed this cave under water, you
reach Sazak Bay after 40 minutes. This bay is called “Balayı
Bay” which is a natural harbor where the boats rest. The bay at
the other side of the peninsula is called “Porto Ceneviz”. In
tours organized in this rotation, you can again swim, have your
lunch and feel the generousity of the nature inside and then
return to Adrasan.
You can either attend the daily
boat tours sailing from Adrasan beach and see the various
beautiful coasts or we can arrange a special boat for you so that you
can tour with a group of family and friends between 5-15 people.
It’s a delightful, simple and sporting activity
you will love if you are interested in the sea. Test diving shows you the new faces of the
immense blue depths.
We organize test diving
directly from the beach. We supply the materials and other
necessary equipment. As this will be your first dive, our
dive master first informs you about the necessary details and
then we start diving. We dive to a maximum depth of 4 or 5
metres. After diving, we evaluate the dive. The aim of test diving is to show people that
diving is actually an easy activity. It’s easy because its rules
are very clear. Everything done during diving is learned as a
result of the past diving
experiences. These rules are the same throughout the world and
applied in the same way. Sign language under water is standard.
When you dive with a person from another country, you speak the
same language under water.
also want to get a certificate, you
should attend a star diving course. With this certificate, you
document that you are a diver and you may dive whereever you go. Now world seas and
beauties are waiting for you..
In Adrasan one of the most enjoyable
activities is fishing, in the abundant waters of Mediterranean. We
are sure that you are going to enjoy the most exciting and beautiful
moments while fishing with us. You won’t be able to think of
anything else while you are catching the fish that are special to
our region. The ones who are interested in fishing know that this is
the best thing to deal with stress. While you are waiting for fishes
to be caught up by your line, you will watch the marvellous beauties,
hills and bays of Adrasan.
When you feel the force of the fish at the end of your fishing line
and start to combat to catch it, you will find out how the real
struggle is. The pleasure of pulling the fishes onto your boat will
remain as the best moments of your holiday. Are you ready for a
natural and pleasurable struggle with the fishing methods special to
Adrasan is full of paths and areas, suitable
for trekking and free climbing. Thanks to climate of Antalya,
you will take long walks in appropriate weather conditons as if
it is spring in the trekking tours we organize especially in
Sazak Bay (trekking):
This is the most enjoyable and
easiest walking track. The length of track is totally 16 km. We
walk on dirt road among aromatic pine trees watching the sea.
You can see the most beautiful bays of Adrasan from the land.
This route takes you to Sazak Bay after walking for two and a
half hour at normal pace. You can swim in the vast shore of
Sazak Bay and relax. Our second choice related with this track
is to take you to the Sazak Bay first by means of boats and then
start walking from there.
Gelidonya Light House (trekking):
On the first route we drive to Mavikent
Kesebaşı by car. When the road ends, we start to walk among olive trees upwards in natural
environment and reach the Gelidonya Light House. We eat lunch and rest accompanied by glorious landscape.
We complete our tour easily by walking downwards the route back. On
the second and more difficult route we start walking from Adrasan,
surmount the hills covered with pine trees and reach Gelidonya Light
House after 4.5 hours.
Olympos (Trekking and Climbing) : In this region the first Olympos,
founded on the peak of Musa Mountain on 170 acres can be seen on the
Fethiye-Antalya-Lykia route after walking for nearly 2.5 hours.
Among the ruins, cisterns, city gate, small theatre, two storey
villas, remnants of archs are waiting to be revealed. The other side
of Olympos looks on Adrasan plain. According to findings of Austrian
archaeologists, “Teo Olympos” inscribed on the stones means “Olympos
for God”. Only “OLYM” letters can be read from the remnants of these
stones. As a result of various raids, the inhabitants of the Olympos
came to the place, which we call Olympos now. For this reason the
real Olympos is said to be on the peak of Musa Mountain. Two castles
built in Adraianos period with the aim of observing can still be
Mount Musa (Free Climbing): If you come to Adrasan, you should
climb the Musa Mountain at the entrance of the bay. This is a
difficult free climbing track. Before starting climbing we advise
you not to wear shorts because of the thorns and bushes and to wear
comfortable trousers or sweatsuits and gloves to be able to hold the
rocks whose edges are really sharp. When you reach the peak after
climbing for nearly 2.5 hours, you will find out that it is worth to
struggle. Adrasan is at your feet, and the wind sings songs about
the beauties of Adrasan.
HISTORICAL PLACES NEAR ADRASAN
OLYMPOS AND ÇIRALI YANARTAŞ( CHIMERA)
They are in the west part of Antalya between Kemer and Adrasan.
After passing Phaselis on the Antalya-Kumluca highway, signposts
leading to Olympos and Cirali will be seen and Olympos can be
reached by following either route. Cirali is the name of the
village near Olympos, which was a port city established in the
2nd century and which continued to flourish until the 15th
century A.D. The famous myth of Bellerophontes is said to have
taken place here. The antique city is on two sides of a
beautiful valley. A sandy beach is found where the town and the
valley meet the sea, into which a mountain stream flows. An
hour's walk from Olympos brings you to the natural phenomenon of
Cirali. Known by the local inhabitants as the " burning mountain
" (Yanartas), it is a result of escaping natural gas, whose
flames have been shooting heavenwards for centuries. It is
suggested that those who wish to visit the Yanartas for the
first time should be accompanied by someone from the village.
One km. after turning south
57 km. along the Antalya-Kemer highway, one reaches Phaselis. The
city was settled by the Rhodians in the 7th century B.C. and for
many years was the most important port city of the eastern Lycian
seaboard. Phaselis has three harbours: the North harbour, the
Military or Protected harbour and the South harbour, of which the
most important is the last one. A 20-24 m. wide avenue runs
throughout the city. At the southern end of this avenue, Hadrian's
Gate is situated. On either side of the avenue are sidewalks and
shops. Close to these, can be seen the public buildings like the
baths, the theatre and the agora. The history of these buildings is
said to go back to 1st and 2nd century B.C. There are water channels
between the city center and settlement area, established on the
tableland with a altitude of 70 meters.