Antalya, Turkey (also known as Turkish Riviera) is a year around holiday resort embraced by the sun, the greenery of the surrounding nature and the pristine blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Nature, palm-lined boulevards, traditional architecture of Old City and large-scale tourism investments make Antalya one of the most important tourism centers in Turkey. With its long summers and short winters, endless beaches, blue sea, essence of citrus trees and the greenery of the Taurus Mountains extending to the pristine sea, Antalya Turkey is also one of the most visited holiday resorts in the world.
Named after its founder the King II Attalos, Antalya encompasses the western part of Cilicia, the southeastern tip of Pamphylia and Eastern Lycia. Antalya is one of the oldest settlements in Turkey. The first traces of settlement in Antalya were discovered in Karain Caves.
The city is home to many historical and cultural sites to be visited. Yivli Minaret is one of the most famous tourist attractions of Antalya. In addition, the Bronze Age treasures displaced in Antalya’s Archaeological Museum are worth visiting. Some of the must-see historical sites in the region include ancient city of Perge which has the largest stadium in Asia and the well preserved Roman theater of Aspendos. Tours of Duden Waterfall and Koprulu Canyon National Park are recommended to explore the natural beauty of the Taurus Mountains.
Antalya is served by an international airport (Antalya Airport), and boasts holiday resorts, hotels and restaurants for every budget.
Antalya is the centre of entertainment, nightlife, food and shopping. Enjoy long sandy beaches of Lara and Konyaalti during the day, take a walk to the city center in the evening, and then explore bustling cafes, pubs, bars and discos offering magical entertainment – all awaiting for you to have an unforgettable holiday in Antalya.
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