Two hours west of Mersin, there is the district of Anamur which is a lovely town situated in the mountains and surrounded by banana plantations thanks to its climate. There are the ruins of ancient Anemorium, 10 kilometers (6 miles) to the west of the town on a fine beach. Anamur Castle is well preserved and provides a fascinating views of the landscape. The road between Anamur and Silifke passes through the pine clad mountains which descend to the sea offering splendid views of cliffs, coves and the brilliant turquoise waters of the Mediterranean.

Aydincik is a cute village with pleasant beaches. After Aydincik, to the east, is maybe the most beautiful coastline in Turkey.