Antalya

Antalya Information BrochureWelcome to ANTALYA!

Antalya attracts millions of people with its beautiful scenery and historical riches.
Its combination of sun, deep blue sea and tree-covered mountains is something rarely found in one place.
Accommodation and recreation in Antalya is arranged in a fairly good harmony and this city welcomes you with warm Mediterranean smile…
Antalya one of the most beautiful and attractive areas in the Mediterranean Basin, still preserves in its most antique sites.

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buildings in both Roman and Byzantine styles. The mythological city which housed gods and goddesses now exhibits all its secrets and marvels to mankind. It is where nature allows you to experience snow on the peaks of the Taurus Mountains and enjoy a relaxing swim in the clean and warm Mediterranean Sea on the same day. Antalya, on the Mediterranean Coast, with such a pleasant climate throughout the year, is a centre of primary importance, whose architectural sites blend perfectly with the extraordinary natural beauty of their setting.

Antalya, renowned as the pearl of the Mediterranean, the tourism capital of turkey, is characterized by beautiful weather, clean waters and sandy beaches!
When in Antalya, try one of the restaurants in Kaleici and taste Turkish cuisine, locally caught fresh fish, cooked especially for you.

Antalya is located in the west of the Mediterranean region. In ancient times it covered all Pamphylia which means “the land of all tribes”. The land really deserves the name since it has witnessed many successive civilizations throughout history. In 1st century BC, the Pergamum king Attalus ordered his men to find the most beautiful piece of land on earth; he wanted them to find “heaven on earth”. After a long search all over the world, they discovered this land and said “This must be ‘Heaven’ ” and King Attalus founded the city giving it the name “Attaleia”. From then on many nations kept their eyes on the city. When the Romans took over the Pergamene Kingdom, Attaleia became an outstanding Roman city which the great Roman Emperor Hadrian visited in 130 AD; an arch was built in his honour which can still be seen today. Then came the Byzantines, after which the Seljuk Turks took over the city in 1207 and gave it a different name, Adalya, and built the Yivli Minaret. The Ottomans followed the Seljuks and finally within the Turkish Republic it became a Turkish city and an important port.
The climate of the province is typically Mediterranean: hot and dry in summers and temperate and rainy in winters. Sunshine is guaranteed from April to October and the winters are pleasantly mild. The humidity is a little bit high, about 64%, and the average water temperature is 21.5 °C. Antalya is really a heavenly place where the summer season is about 8-9 months long.

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