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* [[Cilician Mountains]] — beautiful verdant mountain scenery dotted
* [[Cilician Plains]] (''Çukurova'') — the largest lowland of the country with some rocky hills topped by Crusader citadels as well as sites with Biblical importance
* [[Hatay]] — the southeastern part of the region which extends towards [[Syria]], and annexed to Turkey in 1939, almost two decades after the Republic was found, and therefore still maintains its [[Middle East|Mideast]]-influenced culture and great cuisine
* [[Lakes District]] (''Göller Yöresi'') — with many lakes little and big, this inland region is substantially different from coastal Mediterranean
* [[Lycia]] — rugged and heavily wooded, with many turquoise coves heavily indendating towards the land; this is the "blue voyage" country backed by impressive Lycian ruins and stunning landscapes
* [[Pamphylia]] — mainly a mass tourism destination, this is the shining gem of the Turkish Riviera with some of the clearest waters and longest sandy beaches along the Mediterranean
* [[Adana]] — one of the biggest cities in the country, a riverside city with some industry
* [[Alanya]] — town east of Antalya with some history to see and beaches to swim
* [[Antakya]] (also known as '''Antioch''') —
* [[Fethiye]] — nestled on the tip of a gulf perfect for yachting, this town and its vicinity offers sports like paragliding or hiking (the [[Lycian Way]])
* [[Kaş]] — an unspoiled resort town with traditional architecture in the southwest of the region
* [[Narlıkuyu|Heaven and Hell]] — a geological curiosity, two large chasms next to each other located 4 km inland from sea shore
* [[Kayaköy]] — ghost town with plenty of hiking opportunities in the surrounding area
* [[Manavgat|Manavgat Waterfalls]] — waterfalls near Antalya
* [[Ölüdeniz]] — the "Blue Lagoon", picture of which is perhaps the most used image on travel brochures about Turkey
* [[Olympos (Turkey)|Olympos]] — backpacker destination with tree-houses in the forest near a pebble beach and Roman ruins, also featuring a rich nightlife
* [[Kınık|Xanthos and Letoon]] — ruins of the capital city of ancient Lycia, a [[UNESCO World Heritage Site]]
Mediterranean coast of Turkey is mostly a narrow strip of land squeezed in between pine-covered Taurus Mountains (''Toros'') and the Mediterranean Sea. Having
Water temperature of the Mediterranean Sea is around 28°C during summer, i.e. May through October.
* '''Ruins''' — The region is dotted by many ancient city ruins. Most date back to indigenous civilizations of the region, which were expanded or rebuilt by Romans later.
* '''Citadels''' — Being on the strategic main route between [[Europe]] and [[Middle East]], there are also lots of citadels in the region, either surrounding the cities or in a valley or on a rocky hill to defend the nearby roads from unwanted guests. Many, especially those in the eastern portions of the region, are either built by Crusaders from scratch or heavily fortified.
* Most travellers intending to get deep into [[Middle East]] to the southeast of region cross to [[Syria]] from one of the border gates around [[Antakya]].
* If the Seljuq sites in Alanya and Antalya aroused your interest, head north to [[Central Anatolia]] for a lot more.
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