Once seen simply as the gateway to the Turkish Riviera, Antalya today is very much a destination in its own right. Situated right on the Gulf of Antalya (Antalya Körfezi), the largest city on Turkey’s western Mediterranean coastline is both classically beautiful and stylishly modern.
At its core is the wonderfully preserved old-city district of Kaleiçi (literally ‘within the castle’), which offers atmospheric accommodation in the finely restored Ottoman houses on its winding lanes. The old city wraps around a splendid Roman-era harbour with clifftop views of hazy-blue mountain silhouettes that are worth raising a toast to. Just outside of the central city are two beaches and one of Turkey’s finest museums.
Antalya is Turkey’s fastest growing city, and tourists from all over the world are discovering the amazing mix of picturesque beaches and ancient Turkish civilization.
Children will enjoy the fun of the Beach Park, which features the Aqua Land, the Dolphins, Black Sea and White Whales, where you will be keen to explore the old city center and see the Hadrian Gate.
It is bordered by the eastern side of the Mediterranean Sea, the Taurus mountain range. The beaches of Antalya are of a narrow nature. The mountains provide protection against the cold winds of the north, while the Mediterranean climate is Mediterranean, Hot and rainy in the winter, and hot dry in the summer, and the temperature in the summer range of 15 and 28 degrees Celsius, the highest rate recorded 40 degrees Celsius, and the estimated population of 800 thousand people by the 2007 census.
Touristic activities in Antalya:
Antalya offers its visitors the possibility of golfing in its equipped playgrounds, visiting historical sites such as the old town of Kalichi and the Temple of Apollo, where there are old Ottoman houses, a Roman port, and the Hadrian archaeological gate.
The most important tourist places in Antalya:
Old Town Kalitshi: This city is located in the middle of Antalya, and the city retains its historical character, also famous for its famous lighthouse, high walls, and narrow city streets filled with restaurants, cafes, Greek houses, old Ottoman, The eastern part of the city is considered one of the most important tourist attractions in Antalya.
The Ataturk Museum: is a villa offered by Antalya residents to Mustafa Kemal, the founder of the Republic, when he made his first visit to Antalya in 1930. The villa was opened as a museum in 1976. It consists of two floors. On the first floor there is a collection of pictures showing Ataturk’s visit to Antalya. And there are many nearby hotels on the museum, including the Euroco Hotel, the Hadrian Gate Hotel, and the hotel. Cosk Racy Nes, Hotel White Garden Panchen.
Aquapark: The water museum is one of the largest museums. Genoa and Valencia compete. The museum takes you to the frozen pole in the snow-capped hall and you can enjoy the beautiful views of the aquarium.