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Manavgat (Manavgat) is located between Alanya and Antalya, 5 km from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, on both banks of a wide and turbulent river of the same name. The very first buildings on the territory of Manavgat date back to the 6th century BC. The first mention of the resort (under the name Melas) dates from 1329. Initially, Manavgat was ruled by Seljuk Turks and was annexed to the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century. Now this city in the eyes of the tourist is associated with the resort area of ​​Side, which is within easy reach.

It’s worth a trip to Manavgat if you want to take a break from a beach holiday, change the seascape to a river, relax in a restaurant under shady trees, enjoy the coolness of a waterfall and swim in an invigorating mountain river, as well as stock up on new experiences.

Manavgat Hotels
You can stay in Manavgat in city hotels, apartments and private pensions. Experienced tourists recommend the Villa Lapin boarding house, which is located directly on the banks of the Manavgat River, in a secluded quiet place and famous for sumptuous breakfasts.

As an alternative, you can offer to stay in Side, which is 5 km from Manavgat, and is almost completely built up with hotels of various levels of comfort and stardom. The most budget accommodation options in Side are private guest houses that provide their guests with a bed and breakfast.

Cuisine and restaurants
The city has a huge number of inexpensive cafes and eateries with huge portions and sparing prices. The restaurant near the bus station has a magnificent grill and the finest flat cakes. {{The subtlety of taste | Manavgat is famous for trout, which lives in the waters of the river of the same name. Therefore, be sure to order fresh fish in one of the many coastal restaurants.}

Shopping & Stores
On Mondays, a bazaar is held in Manavgat, which is attended by locals from surrounding villages. Grapes, peaches, figs and cherries are fabulously cheap, and you can also buy real Turkish tea and homemade olive oil. After bargaining, you can buy inexpensive high-quality knitwear, cotton products and leather items.

Attractions and attractions of Manavgat
Waterfall Manavgat. You can get to the waterfall, located 3 km from the city, on the city dolmush with the Selale sign on the windshield. The waterfall itself is low – about 2 m, but the width of the forty-meter stream, carrying its waters from the Taurus Mountains to the sea, is fascinating. Around the waterfall there is an abundance of fish restaurants and souvenir shops. You can go down the river from Manavgat to the sea by canoe, boats and motor ships of various sizes. The trip will take you about 3-4 hours. During the voyage, you can dine and enjoy the folklore program, as well as see many picturesque caves and grottoes, visit the Altinbesik cave with small lakes, stalactites and stalagmites.

You can drive along the river to the Oymanpinar dam and reservoir, admire the powerful stream of water and, of course, dine at the fish restaurant.

Titreengel lake in the Manavgat river valley, in addition to the beauties of the surrounding nature and beautiful trout, is known for its friendly river turtles that crawl out of the water to bask in the sun.

In the vicinity of the city you can see the majestic ruins of Side, especially the Roman amphitheater, city walls, the basilica and the temple of Apollo; the ruins of ancient Seleucia, visit the Kepryluyu Canyon National Park – a real paradise for rafting enthusiasts.

Fans of outdoor activities will be interested in walking and cycling along the sandy spit between the Manavgat River and the sea, as well as walking through the healing coniferous forests around the city. Parts of the Manavgat River are suitable for rafting. And along its banks and environs, jeep safaris are organized.

In the place where the Manavgat River flows into the sea, you can enjoy the change in temperature, combining swimming in the warmed sea and a cool river.

How to get to Manavgat
Proximity to Antalya is the trump card of Manavgat. One of the most popular Turkish resorts is 70 km away. In summer, dozens of scheduled and charter flights fly to Antalya Airport. From Moscow fly 3 hours 40 minutes, another half an hour will go on a trip to the intercity bus station. It is from there that dozens of buses with numerous tourists leave daily to Manavgat, suffering to see the main treasure of these places – picturesque waterfalls. Read more about how to get to Manavgat on this page.

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