Fourteen meters above the steep cliffs of the indigo sea, raised on a four-sided platform just opposite the southern docks, there is HIDIRLIK TOWER (Hidirlik Kulesi in Turkish), a sphere-shaped beacon whose beam of light used to show the way back home to thousands of sailors. If you pass by the tower you can almost listen to it murmuring captivating stories about bold sailors, frightful pirates and their ships loaded with gold ... or about the beautiful tea-gardens, which are an arm's stretch away. The legend has it that the illustrious Roman Senator whose last resting place was secreted here in Hidirlik Tower, used to have his teas in the Karaali Park gardens where his family could enjoy the cool water of the silvery ponds shadowed away from the burning summer sun, almost melting over the crests of the Taurus Mountains.