Mount Tahtalı (2365 mt.)
Mount Tahtalı, located in Antalya-Kemer, with its height of 2365m is the mountain closest to the sea on the southern coastline of Turkey.
Tahtalı embraces the view that surrounds Kemer, adored as a sea and vacation region, which is near the tourism metropolis, Antalya. Olympos is the 2nd highest Mounth of Beydağları National Park and sits on a throne as if a king between Antalya and Finike and is the most dominant mountain of the Beydağları mountain range.
This extraordinary adventure, realizes the dream of going up to Tahtalı with the new cableway constructed and rights the slogan “Sea to Sky”. The Tahtalı cableway combines the two classic purpose of going on a vacation – the sea and the mountain- uniquely. Mount Tahtalı, aside from being located in an interesting tourism area, gains a quality of becoming a place that you just can’t do without visiting, with the newly constructed cableway.
Tahtali mountain (2365 m), Turkey, panorama from viewing point. September 2011.
Tahtali mountain (2365 m), Turkey, upper station of the rope-way. September 2011.
Tahtali mountain (2365m), Turkey, view to another side. September 2011.
This panorama is made during a hike on the Lycian Way in May 2013
Tahtali, Turkey, lower station of a rope-way, Olimpos Teleferik. September 2011.
Ulupinar, Kemer, Turkey. Fishing, September 2011.Ulupınar is a village situated 30 kilometres from th...
Ulupinar, Kemer, Turkey. Fishing, September 2011.
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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.