Antalya, Kemer - Kumluca arasında bulunan Çıralı, her yıl sahiline yuva yapan Caretta Caretta 'ların yanı sıra çok sayıda hayvan ve bitki türünü barındıran bir bölge. Doğal güzelliğinin yanı sıra yakınında bulunan antik Olimpos kenti, mitolojide adı geçen Yanartaş (Olimpos Dağı'nın Yanartaşı), portakal bahçeleri ve seralar bölgeyi doğa ve tarih meraklıları için oldukça cazip kılıyor. Kışın nüfusu 500 civarında olan ve yaygın bir şekilde ev pansiyonculuğu yapılan köyün yatak kapasitesi yaklaşık 1500.
Modern civilization began right here in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, this is the place where, six thousand years ago, agriculture, writing and mathematics were brought into widespread use.The term "Middle East" comes from the British navy, which used it to describe the countries on the trade route from Europe to India and China. Everything from Afghanistan to Morocco may possibly be classified as "middle eastern", depending on whom you ask -- and when.Only a partial list of past Empires in the middle eastern territory includes Sumeria, Babylonia, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire!When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.Text by Steve Smith.