on the famous 'Turquoise Coast', Adrasan is a charming area of settlements
next to the sea. It was attached to the town of Kumluca
until it became a municipality in 1996. Scores of coves and pine forests
surround the bay of Adrasan and the prevailing strong offshore winds meant
that other harbours were established in ancient times at Olympos and
The name of Adrasan
comes from the Greek and the town was also known in Turkish as Çavuşköy.
Mountains surround the bay and there are no major roads nearby, making it an
especially peaceful place. Natural beauty abounds and the area is full of interesting
hıstorical sites such as Mount Chimaera and Olympos. There is a water sports
centre and one may also enjoy paragliding from the mountains. The sea
temperature is very pleasant with 30 metre visibility for divers on a good
Adrasan's mile-long sheltered bay
allows for easy access to the sea at any point along the beach. Opposite the bay,
the camel-like 'Musa mountain' attracts ones
attention. A short walk along the edge of the bay in either
direction will give delightful views of the coast. If you are interested in
trips, you can easily visit the ancient city of Olympos, Mount
Chimaera and the fires of Yanartaş that have burned for over 2000 years
aswell as, Kaş, Demre, Myra,
Patara, Xantos, Phaselis and Antalya.
ADRASAN BAY, RIVER AND AROUND
Exit the Antalya-Kaş
highway and drive for 22 km to reach Adrasan. After entering the
village you will reach the riverside.
riverside is used for vehicle traffic and parking, a small bridge leads
to our hotel . At night the lighting creates an attractive atmosphere
around the special seating platforms in the river while ducks go about
their business along the river. The temperature is always
pleasantly cool even in the hottest days of summer. In January and February, the water level of the river
increases due to rains and foreign tourists escaping the cold of
their native winters, enjoy the pleasant climate.
The hotels and
pensions are located in the right side of the bay, and from here
you can walk towards the Gelidonya lighthouse and Mavikent.
Continuing you reach Karaoz bay and then Oturak Bay, famous for being the calmest harbour even
when the sea is stormy.
If you go further from
Karaöz you will find the Papaz İskelesi Bay, perfect for a
day out and picnic among the pine trees. On the other side, the beach
that reaches Finike with a length of 25 km in Mavikent is the
largest shoreline of Antalya.
Among the activities organised in Adrasan, students and
tourists attend diving
courses. Dives to 30 metres are usual in the
Üçadalar, Pırasalı Island and Sulu Island locations and students
are awarded with a diving certificate at the end of courses.
You can enjoy fishing
for Learfish, Bream and Parrotfish
with line or harpoon in Papaz bay.