Kilometers of beaches, a sparkling sea, ancient ruins that shed light on the history and fragrant orange groves await you in Finike.
Finike is 117 km from Antalya. It was built on the Teke Peninsula, in the west of Antalya. The district is surrounded by Elmalı in the north, Kaş in the northwest, Kumluca in the east, Demre in the west and the Mediterranean Sea in the south.
It is known that there has been a settlement since 3000 BC in the region where Phenicia, formerly known as Phoenicus. It was founded as a port city by the Phoenicians in 500 BC. However, a settlement dating back to 2000 BC has not been found. The town served as a port where Limyra, the capital of Lycia, exported agricultural products. It became one of the most important trade centers of the Phoenicians. Finike was under the rule of the Byzantines, the Anatolian Seljuk State, the Tekeoğulları Principality and the Ottomans. It became a district in 1914, while it was previously a part of Elmalı, and gained its current name in 1937.
The economy of Finike is based on tourism and agriculture. Fishing is also an important branch of activity in the district, where the production of early-season vegetables and citrus is among the most important sources of income. Finike is known as the land of oranges. The district is very famous for its geographically marked Finike Orange, which is considered one of the most delicious oranges in the world.
Another important value of the district is the Limyra stone extracted from the quarries in the historical Limyra Region. Stone is used as an exterior coating material due to its lightness, durability and insulator. It is in great demand in domestic and foreign markets.
Finike is where the typical characteristics of the Mediterranean climate can be seen. It is very rich in terms of rivers. The mountains surrounding the district are covered with heat-resistant maquis and pine trees. The district is where traces of a rich natural life can be seen. It is home to the Finike Salamander, which is only seen in Finike in the world.
Finike has been an important port city throughout history. It contributes to the country's tourism potential as one of the most popular destinations of yacht tourism with its marina with highly developed features and comfortable facilities.
In addition to its natural beauties such as Gökbük Canyon, Suluin Cave, Ördübek Plateau, the district is also has historically important with the ancient cities of Limyra and Arykanda.
The International Finike Orange Festival is traditionally held every year. It is among the most colorful festivals in the Mediterranean. It hosts hundreds of local and foreign guests by announcing the district's name to wider audiences with concerts, competitions, award ceremonies and various events.
The district has a 28 km coastline and one of the longest beaches in the country with its unique beaches. It continues to address those who seek peace with nature that has remained intact until today.
Do not leave Finike!
Without wandering among the ruins of the mysterious Arykanda Ancient City. It hides on the slopes of Beydağları and brings visitors together with the past ages,
Without spending hours full of excitement and adrenaline in Gökbük Canyon. It is one of the hidden paradises of Antalya, among cliffs, where trekking, paragliding, canoeing and all kinds of nature sports can be done,
Before exploring Suluin Cave. It is the first among the caves with the widest mouth in Asia with the size of the entrance, and natural wonder with its stalactites, travertine and pools of different sizes,
Before sunbathing on the pebble-covered beach of the Blue Flag Gökliman Beach. It adorns the shores of Finike with its beauty, and swimming in its crystal clear waters,
Before tasting Finike Orange, Turkey's most important brand values are its thin peel, color, juiciness, aroma, and taste.