Finike, famous for its delicious oranges, is a tranquil holiday destination. Finike offers an untouched beauty with its 10 km of beaches and bays. The destination attracts many luxurious Turkish and foreign yachts.
The city is worth visiting as it is like an open air museum. The ruins of the city was first discovered by Charles Fellows in 1838. Archeological research showed that the city dates back to the 2nd century BC. Arykanda is located on the north side of Sahintepe, at an altitude of 1100 meters. This half a km2 city is situated on a steep hill, this is why ancient residents built terraces in front their houses. Today, you can view a theatre, odeon, agora (open air shopping centres), streets with steps, Hellios Temple, Traian Temple, basilica, Turkish baths, toilets, municipality building, houses and mausoleums.
Finike FestivalsFinike has two festivals each year: last week of June and first week of July.
Historic Places to Visit in Finike
ArykandaArykanda is an ancient city that dates back 4,000 years.
LimyraLocated on the north west of Finike, Limyra or Zemuri, is mentioned in the Hittite writings, and ruins from the Roman and Byzantine times were found in this ancient city. Castle and mausoleum were built in this city.
GagaiThe city is situated 1.5km away from Yenice village, and located on the south west of Kumluca. Gagai dates back to the 4th century BC. Today, you can only view a small section of the theatre and city walls.
KorydallaSituated on the 2km southwest of Kumluca, the city dates back to the Roman times. Currently, you can only view section of the city walls.
Rhodiapolis2km north of Korydalla, Rhodiapolis is sitauted 200 meters above sea level. The city dates back to the 6th century BC. Today, you can view a tower from the Hellenistic times, and ruins of a cistern and a necropolis.
Getting to FinikeFinike is 119km away from Antalya centre and 125km away from Antalya Airport. There are buses available to Finike from both Antalya centre and the airport. The bus companies only use the road by the seaside, which offers stunning views.
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Turkish Food Recipes
Borek with Beef - Pastries
Tea Time Pastry
Adana Kebab - Red Meat Courses
Tavuk Gogsu Puding with Kadayif - Dairy Desserts
Sekerpare - Almond Pastries - Other Desserts
Crispy Pastry with Potato - Pastries
Tea Time Pastry
Pogaca with Feta Cheese Filling - Pastries