1st OPTION (28.10.2016)
Naras Dam + Oymapınar Dam + Side Trip
Naras dam was constructed in the 20 Km North of the Manavgat District of Antalya Province on the Naras River. The dam protects the Manavgat District from the floods and storages the irrigation water for the areas of 7 142 ha. The dam also provides 20 GWh additional energy production per year from Oymapınar Dam. The height of Naras Dam constructed in 2015 and in the body type of roller compacted concrete (RCC), is 78 meters from the foundation and the volume of dam body is 624 thousand cubic meters.
Oymapinar Dam is an arch dam built on the Manavgat river in Turkey in 1984. It is an arch dam in design, 185 m in height, built to generate hydroelectric power.Oymapınar Dam is located 12 km north of Manavgat Waterfall. It is an artificial, freshwater dam with a capacity of 300 million cubic meters. It is 23 km upstream of Manavgat town 40 km east of city of Antalya in southern Turkey and located on the Manavgat Riverwhich runs into the Mediterranean.
The dam has four underground turbines with a total capacity of 540 megawatts. When built in 1984 it was the third largest dam in Turkey. As more dams have been built, it is the fifth largest Because of the arch design, the force of water pushing against the dam compacts the dam and strengthens it. The weight of the dam structure pushes it down firmly into the underlying rock. This design is ideal for dams built in rocky narrow gorges
Side is one of the important ancient cities of Pamphylia Region. While neighbouring cities like Aspendos and Perge are located inland and by the river banks, Side is located by the sea on a peninsula. Side attracts many tourists from all over the world. It is very popular with its archeological museum, ancient theatre, Apollo Temple, ancient harbour and columned streets.
Tour II (28.10.2016)
Dim Dam + Dim Cave + Alanya Castle
It is located 12 km east of Alanya, on the slope of Cebel-i Reis Mountain of 1,649 metres. It has an altitude of 232 m. The cave is introduced to the visitors in 1998 and it is the second biggest cave known to the visitors. It is estimated to be 1 million years old. There are two paths inside the cave one is of 50 m, the other of 360 metres. There is a small lake towards the and of the cave.
The 360 m. Long path is prepared and illuminated, so as to provide a pleasant excursion offering a tremendous scenery of stalagmite and stallactite for the visitors. After the excursion you can go down the path to Dim Creek valley or you can take the walk up the cave from the picnic area near the creek. There is a panoramic view of Alanya Fortress at the slope where the cave takes place.
Dim Dam is a concrete-face rock-fill dam on the Dim River located 12 km (7 mi) east of Alanya in Antalya Province, Turkey. Constructed between 1996 and 2007, the development was backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works. The primary purpose of the dam is water supply and it provides water for the irrigation of 5,312 ha (13,126 acres). Additionally, the dam supplies a 38 MW hydroelectric power plant with water.
Most of the castle was built in the 13th century under the Seljuq Sultanate of Rûm following the city's conquest in 1220 by Alaeddin Keykubad I as part of a building campaign that included the Kızıl Kule.
The castle was built on the remnants of earlier Byzantine era and Roman era fortifications. After the area was pacified under the Ottoman Empire, the castle ceased to be purely defensive, and numerous villas were built inside the walls during the 19th century. Today the building is an open-air museum. Access to the seaward castle is ticketed, but much of the area inside the wall, including the landward castle is open to the general public.
The castle is located 250 metres (820 ft) high on a rocky peninsula jutting into the Mediterranean Sea, which protects it from three sides. The wall which surrounds the castle is 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) long and includes 140 towers. 400 different cisterns were built to serve the castle. In 2009, city officials filed to include Alanya Castle and Tersane as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and were named to the 2009 Tentative List.