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Taurus and Plateaus

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Taurus

Although Alanya is on the coast of the Mediterranean, its back rests on Western Taurus. The Taurus Mountains are of essential importance in the life of Alanya people. Going to pasture in the mountains and spending the summer there is a thousand-year’s Turcoman tradition. Up until the last century, the villagers used to leave their villages with the coming of spring and go to pasture. On the plains of the Taurus exceeding thousand meters, the tents made of goat hair were pitched and while on one side flocks were put out the pasture on the other side people makes cheese and butter and weave carpets and rugs. The pasturage culture today exists in the luxurious cottages instead of the tents for people to go there and have a cool weekend holiday. The Taurus holds the unique beauty of the nature with its pine and cedar trees covered by forests, deep valleys, peaks in clouds and rivers coming from peaks. Nowadays both local and foreign tourists commonly visit the pastures; old Turkmen traditions do still exist in these daily picnic areas.

Turbelinas Plateau

You can get there within an hour driving through the Taurus Mountains. In addition, safari tours with jeep convoys are organised. You can witness that drinks are kept in the cold spring water to get cool. It is recommended in the local restaurant your choice should be “village chicken” cooked with butter and tomato sauce.

Sogut Plateau

You can reach the plateau from the bank of Demirtaş River, using a stabilised road where there are citrus fruits gardens, green houses and pine trees. From Demirtaş, Kaş is in 30 km, Sapadere in 35 km, Tokar in 40 km and Söğüt Pasture in 50 km. There are country cafes and restaurants in plateau countries.

Derekoy Plateau

It is a plateau village located on the sloops of the Kargı Brook valley. It is between pine trees and orchards. You can climb there using the 30 km. asphalt road. The forest is convenient for people to have a picnic and go for trekking you can do shopping from the village grocer and then drink a cup of tea in the country cafe. There are also country restaurants offering meat dishes.




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Taurus and Plateaus