About Antalya, Turkey...
Antalya attracts millions of people with its beautiful nature and historical riches for visiting this city. The combination of the sun, deep blue sea, the mountain covered with trees cannot be seen easily all together everywhere...
Antalya, the Turkish Riviera is the most stunning
part of Turkey's Mediterranean coast. It is typical
of Turkey, a thriving modern city, with a historic
heart in the centre of Kaleiçi within the old city
walls. This area has seen something of a renaissance
in recent years, with many of the wooden Ottoman
mansions being restored and turned into boutique
hotels. No cars are allowed in the narrow streets of
the old town so it is a good place to soak up the
atmosphere around the charming harbour. The symbol
of Antalya is the fluted minaret or Yivli Minare
built by the Seljuks in the 13th century. There are
plenty of interesting pieces in the Archaeological
Museum, from the Palaeolithic Age right through to
Antalya has a backdrop of stunning mountain scenery, and the city is set high on cliffs, with many of its grandest hotels overlooking the sea on the outskirts of the town. The beach area of Lara, approximately 12 km to the east is home to the best beach in the area, known for its golden sand, which is rapidly becoming a resort in its own right. To the west, the long pebble beach of Konyaaltı is also popular. Heading up into the mountains, you can make the most of the beautiful scenery by visiting the spectacular Düden or Kurşunlu waterfalls. At Saklıkent, just 50 km away from the city centre, you can even ski, where they usually have snow on the slopes until early April.
The Altın Portakal (Golden Orange) film festival is held annually in the autumn. Antalya has a large number of 5 star hotels, many of which have meetings facilities, and this, together with the Pyramid Congress Centre which can hold up to 3000 delegates make it a popular venue for conferences.
There are many holiday resorts like Alanya, Belek, Serik, Boğazkent, Kalkan, Kaş, Kekova, Kemer, Olympos, Patara, Side, Manavgat, Üçağız, Gazipaşa, Adrasan, Kumluca, Finike, Demre within the borders of Antalya region.
The most popular Historic Sites of Antalya Region :
Aspendos: Just 50 km east of Antalya, Aspendos was an important centre of trade during Roman times. Today, the most impressive aspect of Aspendos is her stunning theatre, which was built in approx. 162 AD. It seats 15,000 and has been beautifully preserved. Each year it hosts the Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival which takes place in June and July and gives you the opportunity to see performances of classics in a magnificent setting. The aqueduct, which supplied water to the city is also still relatively intact and is an impressive sight...
Major holiday villages in Turkish Riviera ; Lara Beach, Old Town, Kaleiçi, Belek, Serik, Boğazkent, Side, Manavgat, Alanya, Gazipaşa, Kemer, Olimpos, Adrasan, Olimpos, Kaş, Demre, Üçağız, Patara, Kalkan, Fethiye
Attractions - Places to Visit - Highlights in Antalya, Turkey
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