Hıdırlık Tower (Turkish: Hıdırlık Kulesi) is a landmark tower of tawny stone in Antalya, Turkey, where Kaleiçi meets Karaalioglu Park. It is believed to be built in Hellenistic era on a square plan and later turned into circular tower in 2nd century CE and was either used as a fortification or a lighthouse in the past.
The tower is situated at the southern side of the place, where the land walls of the city join the sea walls. The 14m high structure consists a circular tower rising on a quadratic pedestal. The tower's gate at the eastern side leads to a small room, from where a narrow staircase goes up. There are signs of restoration work on the upper part done in the Seljuk and Ottoman eras.
Hıdırılık Tower is surrounded today with many cafés and restaurants having panoramic view of the Gulf of Antalya.
Antalya Kaleici Virtual reality tour of Kaleici , Antalya / TURKEY KALEICI : the historical center of ANTALYA ; now restored as the touristic centre of the city with its hotels, bars, clubs, restaurants, and shopping. KALEICI retains much of its historical character and the restoration won the Golden Apple Prize, the Oscar of tourism.There are a large number of mosques, churches, madrasahs, masjids, hans and hamams in ANTALYA. KALEICI , the harbor which the city walls enclose is the oldest part of ANTALYA. In KALEICI , Yivli Minaret, Kesik Minaret and historic houses are to be found. In KALEICI , there is traditional Turkish architecture which strives for harmony with the nature. (wikipedia)