Antalya is a major tourist destination in Turkey and a capital of its eponymous province. It is also the largest Turkish city in the Mediterranean and the eighth most populated among all.
Located in the flourishing southwest of Turkey and bordered by the Taurus Mountains, almost one million people call Antalya their home.
Human settlement began here as early as 200 BC. Various dynasties built both stunning locations and monuments throughout the city. It has seen Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires. There is a lot to explore here.
Things To Do In Antalya
At the beginning of the 2oth century, Antalya was a small harbor, unsafe for vessels in the winter. It was a mostly agricultural area, exporting wheat, flour, timber, charcoal and sesame seeds.
Starting from the 1970s, Antalya has transformed from a small agricultural town into a big metropolitan city. Much of this has been due to the fast development of tourism industry, which expanded particularly in the 21st century.
It is the largest international sea resort on Turkish Riviera. Tourism has increased due to large-scale development. Summers are sweltering. Winter months are both mild and rainy.
Architecture in Antalya is both beautiful and truly ancient. It dates back to early Hellenistic Times. You’ll discover influences of Turkish-Islam around the many major mosques, masjids, madrasas, and Turkish baths scattered throughout the city. Don’t miss Hadrian’s Gate, City Walls, and The Clock Tower. Tunek Tepe Hill is also a must. You will enjoy both serene and scenic beauty at the Duden Waterfalls.
If you are into museums, don’t miss Antalya’s most famous ones. In 2007 the Mediterranean Civilization Research Center opened Kaleiçi Museum in the city. The Antalya Toy Museum was opened in 2011. Suna & İnan Kıraç Kaleiçi Museum is an ethnographic facility. Also, Atatürk’s House Museum will be quite interesting to visit.
Visit Antalya to enjoy perfect weather, unique architecture, and ancient monuments.
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