Culture and History
Antalya used to be just the doorway to the Turkish Riviera, but in present it has turned out to be one of the most desired spot of vacation in itself. Largest city of Turkey, located on the western Mediterranean coastline is not only remarkable in its natural beauty but also fashionably contemporary.
At the very heart of Antalya is the superbly conserved ancient city district of Kaleiçi that proposes a distinctive accommodation ambiance copious with an accumulation of finely renovated Ottoman houses. The historic city cloaks around a glorious Roman-era wharf with hilltop sights of misty blue mountain contours.
Antalya has an account that goes back to 133 BC. The relics of the city's pre Roman and Roman past are scattered throughout the city and indifferently engrossed into its modern-day texture. Move out of the city’s boundary and you will discover the historic sites of Perge, Aspendos and Termessos. The debris of few of the Turkey’s once-leading civilizations could be scaled and explored there – something to be experienced by an inquisitive mind.
Few of the many worth seeing historic sites in Antalya are the Antalya Museum; the ethnography Museum Suna & İnan Kıraç Kaleiçi; Sultan Alaadin Camii – the gem of a mosque; Yivli Minare – the minaret erected in 13th century by Seljuk Sultan Aladdin Keykubad; Ataturk Statue and Antalya Kültür Evi – finely refurbished Ottoman mansion reflecting the architectural history of the city.