Silifke

jackfatih

Non Active Member
#1
For those wanting to travel to Mersin and surrounding areas here is a few fotos of silifke which is about 75km from Mersin. I will add more once i have gone through my files. It is near to the harbour where ferries go to and from North cyprus, the area is surrounded by oranges, lemons and there is an abundance of local strawberries.

Just up the road is Girl castle which legend has it was built by the king for his daughter to live in, as threats were made that people were trying to kill her. So the king built this castle for her safety. Unfortunately, a snake was bought in with the supplies to the castle and the daughter was bitten and died. There is also up the mountain a very deep ravine, called hells mouth and heaven (turkish cennet and cehenem) for those who walk down it is breathtaking cave where once a pilgrim once lived in the long small caves off it. Hell ravine there is no path to get to go down and noone really knows how deep this is, some peope have tried to abseil down but to no avail.

Maybe for those who wish to visit North cyprus would find this place of interest to visit on the journey over. there are plenty of hotels nearby and cheap pansiyons.



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#2
thanks Jackfatih i love this area of Turkey and theres so much to offer.
Kızkalesi ıs outstanding and there are so many lovely unspoilt little places all the way from Silifke to Mersin.
nice pics.
 
#4
I also like Silifke..although its been a long time since I was there (1998!) I remember it as one of the very few places I have been to in Turkey where I saw the locals eating crabs..(in a Birahane in place of nuts!)......as if it was a part of the local culture.....
 

jackfatih

Non Active Member
#5
I also like Silifke..although its been a long time since I was there (1998!) I remember it as one of the very few places I have been to in Turkey where I saw the locals eating crabs..(in a Birahane in place of nuts!)......as if it was a part of the local culture.....
On my very first visit there i went along the old part of town and saw this happen to, it reminded me of my time in America wher everyone eats plates of crabs legs.

Many times i have arrived at the harbour when the fishing boats comes in and they are unloading their catch and putting the straight into ice boxes and shipped to shops.

The beaches are glorious in this neck of the woods and when you drive up into the mountain to silifke castle the views are breath taking.You can see for miles and the orange looking river sweeping down through the land to the sea.
on the clock tower in silifke there is the resident sea bird (i think it is a pelican)who perches there all year round, watching the comings and goings.
 

Carolyn

Senior Member
#6
It looks a beautiful place - thank you for sharing the pictures. It's nice to see/read something about areas less popular with the masses!
 
#11
Try the East loved Nemrut and the surrounding area loads of very ancient ruins. Also Sanli Urfa, Amasya and my favourite of all time to-date Mardin.

No pics cos İ am rubbish at posting them.
 
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