peonies (Peony) in the mountains of Antalya – this is reality. Only 20 km from Antalya in the mountains at an altitude of 1400 m above sea level, there is one wonderful place, where in April bloom unusual flowers – peonies.
Interestingly, but in Turkey peonies or “wild roses” in a natural environment proizrostaet only in three regions: Antalya, Burdur and Denizli. By the way, this flower became a symbol of EXPO-2016 in Antalya. In vozreste 4-5 years before they vyrostayut 1 m in height.
How to get to?
In Antalya peonies rostut in the mountains at an altitude of 1100-1400 meters close to the village Hisarcandır. To get to the village is easy – from the area of Persimmon (Konyaalti) Antalya is necessary to go on the road, that leads to Altynyaku (Altinyaka). Right on the highway will be signs.
It should be remembered, that near the village Hisarcandır then you need to go around 7 km on country rather narrow forest road. But the nature and the landscapes it fascinating.
Territory, which grow peonies, fenced, but inside there is easy. Flowers also grow in large numbers outside of the designated area. So take a walk and take pictures among the flowers there where.
Text and photos: Evgeny Nazarenko