The Mediterranean region begins at Marmaris and extends along the coast eastward as far as Antakya. The coast is flanked by the Toros Mountains inland whose rich forest cover provides a harmonious contrast with the blue waters of the Mediterranean over. which they tower.
The region known in ancient times as Lycia began at the Dalaman River and, extends eastward as far as Phaselis, near present-day Antalya. Thereafter began Pamphylia, which continued as faras present-day Alanya, and that was followed by the region known as Cilicia. The mountainous hinterland above Antalya was then known as Pisidia.