major park with the all-but-unpronounceable
name is just east of Kaleiçi in
the city center (map), easily reached on
or by Nostalji tram.
This is where Antalyalılar come
in the heat of the day for shade and
breeze, or for a stroll in
the cool of evening.
The mayor's office is
here, and a
city theater, but
of more interest to visitors is the Hıdırlık Kulesi, the ancient
fortress tower overlooking
the Roman harbor; the falez (cliffs) dropping from the park promontory into the Gulf
of Antalya: and the fine views of the Gulf itself, and the Beydağları mountains to the west.
Admission to the park is free,
it's always open, and always inviting.
The park's name,
by the way, means "Son of Black Ali,"
and is pronounced