BEING CLEOPATRA: Cleopatra Beach

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Cleopatra Beach

Photo: Sun Search
Cleopatra Beach is situated on the western side of the peninsula which splits Alanya, beach resort city in the Mediterranean Region of Turkey. The beach is said to be Alanya’s best. The sand is fine and there are not many rocks or stones but the water does deepen more quickly than at the eastern beach.

When Queen Cleopatra of Egypt was given the area around Alanya as a present from the Roman general Antony, she bathed at the foot of the cliff every day. Originally there was a tunnel, leading from the castle directly to her private beach, through which she was carried whenever she wanted to swim.

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