We had our trekking on Taurus Mountains. We started our walk from the village of Sırtköy which is about 1 hour or 29 km to the north from Manavgat. Sırtköy is connected to town of Manavgat of Antalya province.
Weather was cloudy, with on and off rain showers. The difficulty level of the walking is moderate. During this walking trail altitude changes from 600 to 700 meters. Walking includes small summits; especially the vicinity of Etenna ancient city and its rock cut tombs. The walking trail is sometimes is rocky and bushy. Although it is not so much necessary good fitness and trekking experience helps to enjoy rocky and high altitude paths. Walking distance is 12 km and 4-6 hours.
The vegetation of the area and mountain landscapes are Macchi (maki), pine forests, cedar forests, Taurus fir forest and mixed forest of deciduous, evergreen trees which is specific to Mediterranean region.
In this walking trail we visited some historic places. Etenna ancient City and Tolhan Kervensaray. Etenna is an Ancient Roman city located on a hill. We had our lunch break in an area by a stream and Tolhan. Tolhan was used as a hotel for merchants using the trade routes coming from Konya to Antalya. It was built in Seljuk Turks time. Now it is full of bushes and half of it preserved.
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