22.06.2010 - 23.06.2010 38 °C
Cide and Antalya are connected with regional road which is full of traffic. There was another option, but with many hills, so we decided for 85km of costal road. In this time of year, temperatures rise till 40 degrees during the day which makes cycling even harder. We started at 10 in the morning and were again rewarded with extreme hot temperatures (38). In 3 hours worst was over and we arrived to Antalya. Antalya is a touristic town with only 100.000 original residents. Because of growing tourism 900.000 people moved to Antalya in last 20 years and today it has 1 milion resident It absorbes 30% of all toursists who visit this country.
We are not after mass tourism and that is why we wanted to leave as soon a possible. We took only one day here to explore the town. Something special is ancient part of the town where our pension was located. You can enter it trough Hadrians gate and feel like time has stopped. On other side is beautiful park with sea view. Here you can see also an old Hıdırlık Tower dating back to Hellenistic era. This city has also well transportation system. Best and cheapest way is using tram.