Korkuteli and Surroundings
Having a large and efficient manufacturing background like the Elmalı Valley, Korkuteli flourished on the same spot as the ancient Pisidian city of Istanos. The area has a large number of ancient settlements, and Lagbe (Kırkpınar/Kemer) to the northwest was the private property of Roman emperors for some time, and one of the few cities that had the privilege of printing money. Korkuteli and the surrounding region has been one of the most popular migratory destinations for nomadic Turkmens since the 11th century. The Sinaneddin Madrasah and the Alaaddin Mosque 200 meters to the north are important Seljuk artefacts that have been restored in recent years and are included in the cultural inventory.
Korkuteli, which lies on the ancient and present-day road connecting the port of Antalya to Ephesus, is Antalya’s main plateau. While the middle-class inhabitants of Antalya migrate to the centre of Korkuteli, the nomadic villages in Antalya’s rural areas migrate to the plateau of Söbüce and Kızılcadağ.