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Mamure Castle
Mamure Castle
Cave of Köşekbükü
Cave of Köşekbükü

ENVIRONMENT

· 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 rivers.

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 Castle
Mamure Turkish Bath
Ruins of Anamurium
Cave of Köşekbükü
Softa Castle
Arsiona Antique City
Titiopolis
Cennet (Heaven) Cove
Anamur White Mosque
Anamur Museum