A Glimpse into Pamphylia’s Higher Site
“Perge, a remarkable archaeological site situated 17 km east of Antalya Centrum, is often hailed as ‘the higher site’ of Pamphylia. This open-air museum, steeped in history, unfolds its treasures behind a captivating Hellenistic gate. The remnants include a 250-meter street adorned with columns, an agora (shopping center), a triumphal arch, a monumental fountain, a graveyard, a basilica, a bath, a 12,000-seat theater, and Anatolia’s best-preserved stadium. Notably, statues unearthed in Perge, now showcased in the Antalya Museum, contribute to making it one of ‘the richest Roman statue museums globally Unlocking Adana’s Tourism Potential.’
The Symbolic Columned Street and Hellenistic Gate
The iconic Columned Street, stretching 250 meters, and the Hellenistic Gate with a round tower stand out as the crowning jewels of Perge.
Insights from Nesrin Gokhan, Owner of Next Tour Tourism and Travel Agency
“Adana, with its rich history, is a region where significant civilizations have thrived for centuries. To fully tap into this potential, local administrations and social organizations should develop tourism projects and present them to investors. Here are key investment proposals:
Establishing a Golf Center in Adana-Karataş Region
Create a second golf center in Turkey by transforming Adana-Karataş into a golfing hub, modeled after Antalya-Belek. This region could host World Golf Championship competitions, activating tourism.
Promoting Akyatan Natural Park for Birdwatching Tours
Position Lake Akyatan Natural Park, known as a Bird’s Paradise, for ‘birdwatching tours,’ a significant segment in ‘hobby tourism.’ Enhance landscaping to attract enthusiasts.
Realizing the Exhibition Area Project
Act on the Exhibition Area proj
Insights from Erol Altun, Aqualand Director, and the General Manager of Seyhan Hotel
A Catalyst for Regional Tourism
“In ’98, the region lacked tourism investments, not just in Adana but throughout. Aqualand was established to address this gap, influencing Iskenderun, Hatay, Mersin, Tarsus, Antakya, and Adana. Aqualand serves as a daily holiday village, meeting the needs of the city’s residents. Over the past three years, our efforts, along with agencies, have attracted Middle Eastern tourists, particularly from Damascus, Beirut, and Aleppo Discovering Perge. We’ve become a preferred stop for Arab tourist groups, offering entertainment before they head to Mersin. Our jazz club competes with those in Istanbul, boasting 12 musicians. Additionally, we feature a tennis club with five courts.”
Emphasizing the Need for Belief and Effort in Adana’s Tourism Potential
“Adana must str