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ANTALYA THE JEWEL OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

ANTALYA THE JEWEL OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

04.01.2021

The Jewel of the Mediterranean 

Modern and traditional resorts on a beautifulcoastline. Ancient cities hidden among forests. A wide variety of sportingactivities and many attractions. Antalya is the perfect holiday destinationoffering something for everyone.

Antalya is the name of a Province which extends fromPatara in the west to beyond Alanya in the east. It is also the name of thecapital city of the Province which sits at the top of the Gulf of Antalya.There is a world class international airport just outside the city. With its famousturquoise blue sea, luminous sky, the ever-changing hues of its mountains andlush green vegetation, the region is a festival of colours.

Antalya wasfounded in 158-138 BCE by Attalus II, King of Pergamon, who named thecity Attaleia after himself. Having been inhabitedcontinuously since then, it was encircled by strong protective walls in Romantimes. The Byzantines and Seljuks successively occupied the city before it cameunder Ottoman rule.