It's located in the south-west of turkey on the Mediterranean Sea surrounded by the beautiful and famous mountains chain of Taurus which makes it a perfect the attraction for the world’s natural beauty fans.
Antalya origin back to the Roman era at the time of Pergamum King Attalos the 2nd on 159 B.C., who ordered his soldiers to search for pictures area that shall be called the Heaven of Earth.
The soldiers actively search until they found that area which he called Adalia and later on the name was changed to Atalia which was again changed to the present name Antalya (Heaven of Earth).
Today Antalya city is globally famous and popular due to its unique attractive nature and excellent touristic services.
The city has numerous outstanding first-class hotels superior quality resort areas where you can find the calm of nature and the bustle of the city. Antalya city current population exceeds 2.7million.
When tourism is mentioned, it is necessary to open a separate parenthesis for Antalya. Antalya, together with Istanbul, is the locomotive of tourism in Turkey. Antalya is a city with tourism opportunities and facilities in all four seasons. In Antalya, especially cultural tourism, sea, sports, health, winter, congress, plateau, cave, camping and faith tourism can be done and there are facilities for these tourism options.
The places where cultural tourism will be predominantly carried out in Antalya are various parts of the coastline. There are Kaleiçi, historical buildings, historical mosques and churches in this region. Sea tourism in Antalya is also carried out along the coastline. In this region, sea tours can be made together with coastal tourism. The most known points of sea tourism are Cleopatra, Konyaaltı and Lara beaches.
In terms of sports tourism, Antalya is a city that hosts popular sports. Hundreds of athletes and teams, especially football, tennis and golf, prefer Antalya every year. Antalya not only has the facilities of these sports but also hosts the seminars given to the athletes and their officials. Antalya hosted a total of 177 events, including 39 international, 66 national, 27 national team camps, and 45 courses and seminars, in many fields such as judo, weightlifting, fencing, volleyball, badminton and so on during the 2009-2010 period. he did. In addition, Antalya hosted the World Rally Championship between 2003-2008.
Although Antalya stands out with its summer tourism, it is also one of the country's leading cities in winter tourism. Saklıkent Ski Center in Antalya is the facility that keeps the city ahead in winter tourism.
In terms of congress tourism, Antalya also has the opportunity to hold important meetings for guests from all over the world, with its ease of transportation and variety of transportation opportunities, offering many tourism and recreation opportunities and a total capacity of more than 306.000 seats.
Established in Antalya at the foot of the Taurus Mountains, the mountains of Antalya are generally composed of limestones (limestones) in terms of the main skeleton. Most of the caves in the province were developed within these limestone formations. About 500 caves have been identified in Antalya. Cave tourism can also be done in Antalya. There are 3 caves opened to tourism and 28 caves waiting to be opened to tourism or opened with local opportunities in Antalya.
Faith tourism is a developing branch of tourism in Antalya. There are many mosques in Antalya, especially from the Seljuk period. Of these, Murat Pasha Mosque and Yivli Minare Mosque are the oldest mosques.