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Elmalı

  • Eski Hükümet Cad. No. 89
  • Finike

Published 07/20/2006

Fodor's 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 2,000 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, free museum, Elmalı Müzesi, opened here in 2011.

Sight Information

Address:

60 km (37 miles) north of Arykanda, Eski Hükümet Cad. No. 89 , Elmalı, Finike, Antalya, Turkey

Phone:

242-618–4442

Published 07/20/2006

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