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Mersin that an important harbour city at East Mediterranean shore, offers every possible activities to travellers withstreets overshadowed by palms, city park, modern hotels, ruins near the city, numberless beaches. Moreover city remembered in history with the name of Saint Paul (he is from Tarsus) and with areas between Alanya and Mersinthat was given from Mark Antuanious as a marriage gift to cleopatra.
Nearly 108 kilometre lengths of Mersin shores composed from naturel beaches. These beaches preferred becauseof their thin sands and cleanness, and their suitability for underwater hunting. Kulakkoy, Tasucu, Susanoglu, Kurucay, Lamas, Yemiskumu, Kiz Kalesi, Cesmeli, Oren, Balikova, Iskele, Yenikas, Ovacik, Buyuk Ecelive and Anamur Beaches are some of that beaches. For whom fond of history and archaeology there is Viransehir (Pomeipolis) which city built on area that area was continuous settlement place since Neolithic Age, and city is an roman city built at Rome Period. City was Papacy in Christianity Period, than destroyed by an earthquake at year of 525. Necropolis (graveyard), theatre, public baths, water canals, temple ruins are exist. Eski (old) Mosque is an important building remains from Ottoman Period (1870). It was restored at different times. Rome Public Bath hosts big amount of visitors with it's interesting mosaics. more
Districts: Icel (center), Anamur, Aydincik, Bozyazi, Camliyayla, Erdemli, Gulnar, Mut, Silifke, Tarsus.
At the 320 kilometre length coast band of Mersin province that 108 kilometre of them is sanded shores and formed with naturel beaches, is very rich by the means of historical, cultural values. At the Mersin that is settlement place since Neolithic Period, there are lots of archaeological and historical creations remains from calceolithic, Hittite, Rome, Byzantine and Ottoman civilisations.
Places of Mersin which have to be seen and visit are listed bellow:
Tarsus: St. Paul Church, St. Paul Well, Gozlu Kule (tower), Donuk Tas (stone), Ashabi Kehf Cave, Cleopatra Gate, Rome Road are important historical and cultural values of county.
Mersin: Yumuk Hill and Soli Ruins are places to be seen.
Anamur: Anamurium Ruins and Mamure Castle are important historical places.
Aydincik: 4 columned Monument Tomb would be seen.
Bozyazi: Arsione, Nagidos and Softa castle are places to be seen.
Erdemli: Kanlidivane Ruins, Ayas, Korikos, Adamkaya Embossments are important historical and cultural values of county.
Gulnar: Meydancik Castle, Alahan Monastery at Mut,
Silifke: Cennet-Cehennem Caves, Silifke Castle, Tekir Ambari, Jupiter Temple, Ayatekla, Holmi Ruin, Silifke Aphrodisia, Uzuncaburc Tower, Olba are most important ones.