Oyma Pinar Dam Ancient Etenna

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Oymapinar Dam Location And History

It is located approximately 17 km north of Manavgat district of Antalya. This town, known as Homa in ancient history, is located on the road from the Taurus Mountains to the Dumanlı district,

known as Fatmalar Mountain by the local people, which is the main source of Antalya's Manavgat River. The first settlement of people in the region dates back to 1820 BC according to historical research. The region was occupied by Attalius, known as the famous Lydian King in history, by the Romans in the II and III centuries BC, and by the Seljuks and Ottomans in the following centuries, respectively, and has come to this day. In the ancient city of Homa, which meets the water needs of almost all of the Side district of Antalya, it is possible to find traces of ruins in 6 places that carry water from Dumanli to Side with aqueducts (Roman arches). It is a marvellous town visited by local and foreign tourists where these historical ruins that carry water are still standing defiantly against time. On the right side of the Oymapınar Dam entrance gate, the forty-eye aqueducts, which are still standing firmly today, are among our recommendations as Antalya Adventures, which is a historical area that should be seen and attract the attention of everyone.
Koprulu canyon, known as the rafting region of our country, is located in the middle of the historical area, and we strongly recommend that you include it among your must-see places. It offers great advantages to the local people due to its proximity to the town of Beskonak.

As it is known, Lake Oymapınar is an impressive natural wonder hidden behind the dam on the Manavgat River, which has an important place among the natural beauties of Antalya.

In order to witness the beauties you have not seen in your Antalya holiday plans, Oymapınar Lake should definitely be on your trip list and should be seen and visited. You can find mountain trekking trips, boat yacht tours and rafting canyoning in crazy sparkling waters. As Antalya Adventures, we believe that you will have a pleasant time and we think that there will be many details that will gain your admiration on your lake trip. When you dive into the magnificent view, you will see that the sum of small details creates this marvellous view. Although there are not many facilities and picnic areas at Oymapınar Dam, you can make accommodation with advance reservation. After your trip to Lake Oymapınar in Antalya; You can put the Manavgat River, Simena Castle, Beldibi Cave, Oluk Kopru and Demre Kus Sanctuary in your travel plans.


Etenna, located 29.km north of Manavgat, one of the most beautiful districts of Antalya, is a historical place built on steep hills above the Sırt Village, known by the name of the locals. The city named Acropal, which has been well preserved until today, is located on the slopes of the city where it served as a Bishopric during the Byzantine period. Its upper hill is surrounded by water. On the south side of the city is the Herron (a tomb for a glorified great dead). As the Great Leader Ataturk said, "There is no doubt that Antalya is the most beautiful city in the world". He did not say it in vain.

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The Importance of Participating in Adventure Activities


1. You improve your physical health when you get dirty. Scientists have recently said that our modern obsession with cleanliness can lead to allergies, asthma and inflammatory bowel disease. Getting dirty can be the best way to develop a strong immune system. Going on adventures means getting dirty and being healthy.

2. Outdoor activities can prevent or treat a wide range of health problems. Adventure journeys and breathing nature's oxygen are among the prescriptions recommended by doctors across the country for many ailments, from heart diseases to obesity and attention deficit disorder.

3. Adventure has no age. Everyone can turn nature into a playground. Adventure tours journey is just one part of it, it is an activity you can do throughout your life. The important thing is that you can overcome the challenges, big and small that come your way.

4. Go for a walk, get a bigger brain. Research shows that walking or hiking trains the brain. Normally when you reach middle age, your hippocampus shrinks, leading to memory loss. But a group of middle-aged adults who walked 40 minutes at a time, three times a week for a year, found their hippocampus increased by an average of 2 percent; This may increase retention rates in future years. Hiking adventures keep you mentally sharp.

5. Going on an adventure increases tolerance for uncertainty. You can learn to cope with life's uncertainties if you expose yourself to situations that don't always go as planned, such as adventure travel.

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6. Adventure travel allows you to safely try out alternative lives. The best part about starting an adventure is to pretend you're doing everything you want it to be before you take a big, permanent step. You can ask yourself the question, who would you be if you lived there?

7. Going on adventures often improves thinking, which is a mental ability. Adventures give us beautiful memories that bring our minds to the forefront to remember. This means that our journey was simply "marinated"; It's an especially valuable exercise these days, when so much of what we do seems to fly by and go on forever without any real meaning. But reliving our adventures over and over gives us the time and ability to learn from them.

8. Adventure travel nourishes dreams and builds confidence. The editor of National Geographic Traveler Magazine once suggested that the Travel Cycle goes like this: Dream, plan, go, share. However, no matter how many steps are taken there, there is one thing that is certain about going to the magnificent points of nature: it becomes addictive in a short time. One wilderness does not seem to be enough; Your soul quickly craves more. And you will find yourself changing every time you go. Adventures build confidence, and with each successive event you challenge yourself a little more. I will add a fifth step to the Travel Cycle: Dream bigger.

9. Adventure experiences cure social ills. Today, we are faced with a situation that some in Turkey describe as an epidemic. The adventurous childhood has been lost in the new generation. When parents spend too much time with their children and insist on attending their every activity, they kill the child's desire to explore. And unfortunately, they constantly extinguish the spark within them. No matter what, don't kill your child's spirit of adventure for the sake of being a better parent.

10. Adventure explorers may be more important than ever in saving the world; Some scientists say it will become impossible to reverse global warming, which will accelerate climate change. If they are right, only selected groups from the public can become adventure travelers.

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