Korkuteli is a district of Antalya province, located in the Mediterranean Region of our country and very popular in terms of tourism. The district stands out especially with its cultural structures. In addition to culturally rich places, there are also areas of natural beauty where you can be alone with nature and spend pleasant hours in a peaceful atmosphere. We recommend that those who will visit this district definitely bring their cameras with them. Because there are spots in this region where you can capture many natural views. You can also take photos of historical buildings. While the first name of the district was known as Isinda, it later took the name of Prince Korkut, the older brother of Yavuz Sultan Selim, and became Korkuteli. Korkuteli is a district rich in places to visit. Before visiting the prominent tourist spots of this district, we will give information about how you can reach the region.
Korkuteli is one of the popular districts of Antalya, which has an important place in terms of tourism. Transportation is extremely easy for visitors planning to come from Antalya. You can use public transportation within the city, take a taxi, or come directly with your private vehicle. Likewise, those coming from surrounding districts can also consider these transportation options. Those coming from outside the city can choose transportation alternatives by road or air. You can easily reach every point in Turkey with your own vehicle. Visitors who plan to come without their own car can arrive by taking intercity buses. Since there is a bus station in the district, it is possible to provide direct transportation. You can choose one of the companies that organize bus services to this region from your location and easily come to the district by purchasing a bus ticket.
Visitors who want to travel by air can choose the airport, which is located approximately 11 kilometers from Antalya city center. Since there is no airline service in the district, you must first arrive at the airport close to Antalya. To do this, you can examine the companies that operate flights from where you live to this airport. Afterwards, you can buy a flight ticket by choosing the most suitable one among the companies and have an exciting flight. Journey duration and ticket prices vary depending on the starting point. After landing at the airport, you can reach the district directly by taking a taxi from here. However, if you want to visit the city center first, you can also take Havaş buses.
Korkuteli district is known as a district that stands out with its historical texture. Of course, you have the opportunity to see natural beauties up close as well as historical places. While preparing our list of places to visit in Korkuteli, we took the most frequently visited places into consideration. Among the places where the district is visited by many tourists are Güllük Mountain Termessos National Park, Korkuteli Dam, Termessos Ancient City, Alaaddin Keykubat Mosque and Karain Cave. You can create your travel list according to these places and have an extremely enjoyable trip.
Güllük Mountain Termessos National Park
The first stop on our list of places to visit in Korkuteli is Güllük Mountain Termessos National Park, which stands out with its magnificent atmosphere. This national park located in the district attracts attention with both its historical texture and natural beauty.
You may feel like you have fallen into heaven the moment you enter the national park. Creatures such as lynx and fallow deer survive in the park. There are also many different species of birds in this region. You can come across plant species waiting to be discovered in the national park, which has a wonderful natural view, you can take a walk, take photos of the wonderful view, and have a picnic with your loved ones in its lush green areas. There are also areas where you can camp if you want to stay.
One of the places of the district that stands out with its natural beauty is the Korkuteli Dam, which has the same name as the region. This place fascinates visitors with its lush green nature and magnificent view.
This dam, built between 1968 and 1976, is located on the Korkuteli Stream. You can have a picnic, watch the remarkable view and take photos in this place, which is very suitable for those who want to get away from the city chaos and spend a quiet day.
Termessos Ancient City
Termessos Ancient City is a region located within the Güllük Mountain Termessos National Park and stands out with its cultural texture. You can also visit this place during your national park trip.
It is possible to come across historical ruins from past periods in this ancient city, located at an altitude of approximately 1050 meters above sea level. In the ancient city, which consists of three parts in total, there are many structures such as the king's road, cisterns, walls, tombs and theatre. There is a historical building. You may think you are in Roman times here. After your visit to the ancient city, we recommend you to visit the Interactive Natural History Museum, which is the first interactive nature museum in our country.
Alaaddin Keykubat Mosque
The next stop on our list of places to visit in Korkuteli is Alaaddin Keykubat Mosque, which has the same name as the district and is located in the Alaaddin District of the district.
There are estimates that this important historical building was built by Alaaddin Keykubat I. The mihrab and crown gate of the mosque are quite remarkable. This historical building, which reflects the characteristics of Ottoman architecture, is used as a place of worship today. If you are interested in historical mosques, you should definitely see this place closely.
Karain Cave, which has the distinction of being one of the largest natural caves of our country, is located within the borders of Yağca Village of the district.
This structure, which stands out as a cave where people lived their lives in the past, was unearthed as a result of excavations carried out in the past. When you enter the cave, you can see the wall paintings that bear the traces of history and are very important from an artistic point of view. We also recommend that you take breaks from time to time during your trip to the district to taste the prominent flavors of the region and especially try local dishes and desserts.