The Antalya region, also known as the "Turkish Riviera" because of its archaeological and natural beauties, is the place where sea, sun, history and nature come together. Come and discover the most beautiful coast of the Mediterranean. The city still retains its importance as a center throughout the history of the country's southern coast, in addition to its wonderful landscapes.
The mythological city that housed the gods and goddesses now exposes all its secrets and wonders to humanity, and tourists come in large numbers. In ancient times, the region was called "Pamphylia" which then meant "the land of all tribes". It really deserves its name since the region has witnessed many successive civilizations throughout history. In the 1st century BC, the king of Pergamon Attalus ordered his men to find the most beautiful piece of land on earth, in order to finally locate the famous "paradise on earth".
After a long search around the world, they discovered the present-day Antalya region and mistook it for paradise. Then came the Romans, Byzantines and Seljuks, then the Ottomans in order to end up with the Turkish Republic. This broad history makes Antalya an exceptional place to vacation.
What to see and do in "paradise on earth", also called Antalya:
- The city walls: the memorial of the Arch of Hadrian and the clock tower are remarkable and date back to Hellenistic times.
- Hadrian's Gate: This ornamental marble arch was built in the 2nd century BC by the Romans in honor of Emperor Hadrian.
- Kaleici: restored city center, which has become a very attractive tourist center with hotels, restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. Kaleici retains all the original ancient Turkish archaeological features.
- Marina and port: a completely renovated marina, where luxury yachts moor.
- Antalya Museum: an award-winning museum and one of the world's most remarkable archeology museums. It is also the only museum in Turkey with ancient monuments attractive to children.
- Yivli Minaret: This 13th century minaret was built by the Seljuks. Decorated with dark blue and turquoise tiles, the minaret eventually became the symbol of the city.
- Aspendos: one of the most important towns in Pamphilia. Formerly an important port and shopping center. The odeon, the basilica, the gallery and the fountains are worth a visit.
- Spend a whole day on a boat in Kemer: Prepare for an odyssey by sailing in a boat in Kemer Antalya. A day between swimming and exploring, the boat will take you to the sources of a unique nature and atmosphere in Kemer Antalya.
- Take a Myra Kekova excursion: step back in time and follow in the footsteps of the Lycian Way, the site ranked among the ten most beautiful hikes in the world
- Paragliding from Mount Tahtali: a paragliding jump from Tahtali mountain of 2365 meters.