Monday, August 8, 2011

Antalya: La Ville des pirates



The earliest documented instances of piracy are the exploits of the Sea Peoples who threatened the Aegean and Mediterranean in the 13th century BC.

Today's Antalya and its some ancient cities such as Olympos, Chimera, Adrasan, Kekova (Dolichiste), Kaleköy (Simena), Üçağız (Teimioussa), Phaselis, Patara, Finike (Phoenicus) Alanya, Side, etc.  attacked and occupied by the pirates of the Mediterranean.  So, Antalya can be called as the City of Pirates.

Especially, in the 3rd century BC, pirate attacks on Olympos (city in Antalya) brought impoverishment. 

Today, you can easily find pirates' caves, sunken pirate ships, thousands of amphoras, sunken treasures of pirates, pirate bays, sunken and ancient cities in Antalya. 

Photos from the Places of Pirates in Antalya

Antalya
Olympos
Antalya
Adrasan Bay 
Cape Gelidonia
Pirate Bay
Phaselis
Pirates Cave
Olympos
Kekova
Side
Side
Alanya
Alanya
Olympos
Kekova

16 comments:

  1. @ devorelebeaumonstre, Thanx, you should visit Antalya.

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  2. Nice history about pirates! Even tho they were cruel people back at the time..
    Olympos looks really nice place!

    xx

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  3. @ Ice Pandora, Thanx. Yes, Olympos is really nice place.

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  6. hi IBG, wow! such beautiful places, great to visit. i wish i can be there someday.
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  7. @ cookingvarieties, Thanks for visiting, commenting and following my blog. I am sure that when you visit Antalya City, you feel yourself just like in heaven. Come and visit my city.

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  12. @ Spirit lion, Thanks. Yes, you should come here to see this paradise..

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