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Elmali Review

North of Arykanda, the mountain town of Elmalı is the center of the country's apple (elma) industry. Although a glimpse of traditional Turkey and the cool mountain air are the main draws, Elmalı is also known for its traditional, half-timber houses and the Ömer Pasha mosque (1602), which is one of the best Ottoman mosques in southern Turkey. Several important pre-classical sites have been excavated in the area, and a hoard of nearly 2000 coins from the 5th century BC, called the "Treasure of the Century" was unearthed near here. Most finds are now in the Antalya Museum, but a small museum, Elmalı Müzesi, opened here in 2011 (9–2, closed Monday).

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  • Address: 60 km (37 mi)north of Arykanda, Finike
  • Location: Finike and Arycanda
Updated: 11-21-2013

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