· ABOUT ANAMUR
Anamur lies on the Mersin - Antalya, highway at a distance of 223 km. from Mersin,
265 km. from Antalya and is founded on fertile plains that are surrounded by
mountains covered with pine forests and are irrigated by the Sultansuyu and Dragon
As a result of is geographical position at the southemmost end of Turkey and is
suitable climate, Anamur is famous throughout Turkey for its agricultural products,
particularly greenhouse plants, bananas, strawberies and peanuts.
It is a pleasant town which attracts tourists with its natural beauties and rich
historical ruins. A wealthy folklore, the clean sea, fine sand beaches, and the long
lonely coastal strip inhabited by sea turtles (Caretta caretta) and as yet undiscovered
by most tourists make Anamur an ideal centre for tourism. The town is spreading from
the skirts of the mountain towards the shore and contains tourist facilities with
qualities and lies 10 meters above see level.
· HISTORY OF ANAMUR
Anamur whose name was Anemurium in antic area is invaded by Asurians in 8 th
Century BC. Given to Kommagene king IV. Antioch by Roman emperor Calicula. In
395 Byzantium period began. The city changed hands between Arabs and Byzantiums
in 8 th century. In 11 th and 12 th century first envaded by Seldjucs and later
on by Karamanoğulları. In second half of 15 th century anexed to Ottomans.
· GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE
Anamur is a town which situated an the most southern of anatolia, on the
mediterranean cost. It has typical mediterranean climate with sunny summer and
mild winters. Swimming season is April - November. Avrage day time tenperaturein
summer is 28 C.
· HISTORICAL PLACES
Mamure Turkish Bath
Ruins of Anamurium
Cave of Köşekbükü
Arsiona Antique City
Cennet (Heaven) Cove
Anamur White Mosque