Antalya Mediterranean City
Antalya is the biggest city on the Mediterranean cost of Turkey and a tourism center of the country. This city make the visitors who came from all over the world fall in love with itself, unique bays , forests, caves, antique cities, history, cultural values, and with it's natural beauties its being name as the Turkish Riviera and needless to say its one of the paradise corner of the world for those who are seeking to experience a true Mediterranean Holiday Experience on sandy beaches.
It has a typical hot Mediterranean Climate and sea temperature sometimes gets up to 28 degree in summer. Mostly more visitors on summer but this city is open for it's visitors all year around. The most important beaches are within 1-2 kilometers Konyaalti And Lara beach. There are some other beaches sea shores sea sides with the most clean and beautiful sea side of the world for the travellers and for vacations such as; Side, Olympos, Kemer and Alanya.
It is possible to have a scuba diving on Antalya shores from many points such as Falezler, Kas, Kemer Kalkan. Wind surfing , canoe, yatching and water sports such as jet ski is quite popular in the area. Besides Koprulu canyon, Manavgat Dim and Alanya are some of the places which provides course for rafting.
It is also a popular place for those who are intrested in ski sport such as Beydaglari Ski Center, Beydaglari and Toros Mountaining provide unique camping and natural beauties, It is also available to have a safari jeap tour to the Toros Mountains around with a daily trip from the city.
The wonder of natura national parks and natural bird's paradise are availabe for nature tourism. It is also an important place for those golf lovers in such places like; Antalya, Serik and Melek, those are few main places for golfing in Turkey. There are also some places for paragliding such as Alanya and Tahtali.
Antalya is a rich city in art and history and culture. Historic Kaleici province is surrounded by narrow streets and with antique walls of the castle, its worth to see the Hadrianus Gate which was built by Empire of Ancient Roman Empire Hadrianus, there is an archeology museum, many historical structures and historic ruins around.
Antalya is also a good center for daily trip to archeological places such as Olympos, Aspendos, Phaselis,Side,Perge,Side and Termessos
Places to visit in Antalya
Kaleici is the center of the city. It has been restored with a lot of hotels, bars, clubs, restaurants and shopping centers to serve the visitors again. The restoration work did not change the historical structure of the place which made place to win the Golden Apple Award being assumed the Nobel of the Tourism.
City walls, Gate of Hadrian and Clock tower.
Kesik Minare was a Panaglia Church once up on a time in Byzantine period.
Yivli Minare was built during the Seljuks period with dark blue and turquoise color tiles is also the symbol of the city.
Murat Pasa Mosque, Iskele Mosque, Osman Efendi Mosque, Tekeli Mehmet Pasa Mosque, Musellim Mosque and Bali Bey Mosque are some of the islamic arts can be found around.
Museums; Antalya Museum is an award winning archeology museum, Antalya Ataturk House Museum, Side Museum...
Places of ruins; Phaselis Tekirova, Aspendos Belkis, Olympis Chimaira, Perge Aksu, Xanthos Kinik, Patara Ovegelemis, Termesssos Gulluk Mountain, Myra Kale Demre, Simena Kalekoy, Arikanda, Sura, Side, Lymria, Teimussa, Andriake, Antiphellos in Kas...
Alanya Museums and ruins; Alanya Museum, Castle of Alanya and Monuments of Ruins, Alarahan Castle, Iotepe, Colybrassus, Antiochia Adcragum, Syedra, Hamxia, Laertes and Selinus Antique City, Alanya Ataturk's Home Museum and Alanya Ethnography Museum.
Karain Cave, Damlatas Cave, Kocain, Dim, Zeytintasi, Altinbesik, Sirtlanini,Geyikbayiri, Beldigi and Konaklati are some of the caves in Antalya.
Provinces of Antalya
Serik, Aksu, Muratpasa, Akseki, Demre, Manavgat, Elmali, Kumluca, Dosemealti, Korkuteli, Finike, Konyaalti,Kepez,Gazipasa,Kemer,Gundogmus,Kas,Ibradi.