Untouched coves, interesting geological formations, mysterious caves, banana and tropical fruit gardens are waiting for you in Gazipaşa.
Gazipaşa is the easternmost district of Antalya. It is approximately 180 km from the city center. Alanya surrounds the west and northwest district, Karaman in the north, Mersin in the east, and the Mediterranean Sea in the south.
The history of Gazipaşa dates back to 2000 BC. The region was the settlement area of the Luwis. It was a branch of the Hittites at that time. Selinus was founded in the region in 628 BC. It was one of the important port cities of the period. The district has been under the rule of the Byzantine Empire, the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia, the Anatolian Seljuk State, the Karamanoğulları Principality and the Ottoman Empire throughout history. It has started to be called Selinti because of the frequent floods during the Seljuk period. Atatürk made it a district in 1921 with the name Gazipaşa, and in 1926 the status of the district was abolished due to the low population. Gazipaşa was connected to Mersin until 1948. It gained the status of a district again after that date and was connected to Antalya.
The fertile lands of Gazipaşa offer suitable conditions for the growth of almost all kinds of vegetables and fruits. Grain cultivation is carried out in the red chestnut soils in the inner parts of the district. It is especially famous for its bananas. In recent years, the production of artichokes and strawberries has increased in the district, where greenhouse activities are widely carried out. Livestock and forestry are important sources of income in mountainous and forested areas.
In Gazipaşa, where the effects of the typical Mediterranean climate are felt, maquis plant communities, pine forests, and trees such as cedar, juniper, spruce and larch are common in the higher parts of the district.
The district has a cuisine with the nomadic culture. It is possible to taste special delicacies such as guru keşli çomaç, bulgur pilaf with goat meat, nomadic soup, lamb leg wrap, and pond lake.
Gazipaşa is very rich in terms of ruins and historical ruins. It has a high tourism potential with its untouched natural beauties, interesting geological formations, and 50 km coastline. The district has many convenient beaches for swimming. It draws attention with its fascinating coves hidden among the rocks. In addition, Gazipaşa is one of the rare regions where sea turtles lay their eggs on the Mediterranean coast.
Gazipaşa is also known as 'Silent Paradise'. It is being discovered by wider masses, increasing its tourism potential every year, with its historical and natural beauties and its proximity to Alanya, the ease of transportation it offers visitors thanks to Gazipaşa - Alanya Airport.
Do not leave Gazipaşa!
Before seeing the miracle of nature, Koru Beach - Natural Pools. You will have an unforgettable experience on its beach with a length of approximately 2.5 km. It is the only sea whose waters filter itself. It will make you feel the effect of a jacuzzi in the middle of the sea, without swimming in the Natural Pools,
Before embarking on a historical journey among the ruins of the Antiocheia Ad Cragum Ancient City, which offers a unique adventure in the interaction of different cultures,
Without enjoying the sea, intertwined with history. It is in Delik Deniz and Kral Bay. It impresses the visitors at the first moment with its eye-catching scenery, turquoise glass-like waters, and interesting natural formations. You can go through the Antiochia Ad Cragum Ancient City,
Without getting lost among the stalactites and stalagmites, reminiscent of a fantastic movie set, of the Lying World Cave. It is one of the deepest caves in the region with its 4 km length,
Before wander through the banana gardens. They are against the vast blue sea and offer a magnificent visual. Taste the bananas with a completely different flavor with their aroma and taste.