Legendary Anatolia, or Asia Minor is one of the countries surrounding the Miditerranean Sea which was eventually the birth-place of a bold and unsurpassed civilization for centuries. This peninsula of the Turkish Republic has the coastline on the Mediterranean Sea, almost half of which is the border of Antalya City.



The wonders still stand there today, even in ruins, in its power to amaze - though the excellency of iyd monuments, its spectacular tombs and, above all, the awesome span of time through which its greatness has survived. Its is God's work that country was rich in art and accomplishment while Europe was in its Stone age, and also to its life it was so gratifying that man asked better nothing but eternity than to go living in a close replica of this fruitful earth he loved.



They in fact engineered intricate irrgation systems, developed mathematics, mined useful and precious ores, traded with lands over sea, perfected the techniques of administration and government. Perhaps you have heard about the enchantments of this miracle land though some epochs told by the visitors of Antalya. You will see that it is really no exaggeration in telling and applauding this truth wherever you enter into the City. On both sides of the streets datetrees soar up into the sky, and in the middle of the streets water flows in canals in a never-failing continuity and serenity. Those are the first vivid specialities that will welcome you.

 

It has a large and radiant Park embellished with motley-kind of flowers and trees. Its south is the sea, and the cliffs are often rocky and sleep, and they form a ntural border in the height of 50 or 60 meters in the south of the City, and those cliffs stretch along the shore 10 or 12 kilometres long. Rivers and streams, the sources of which are actually in the Taurus Mountains, pour down in thunder over the cataracts on its way into the sea along this coast. Another wonder for the visitors who won't really be albe to see any other similar to this! The water comes down over the cliffs in such a way that million of water-dews in atoms look like a misty dust embracing the gloomy sea.


About Antalya 'Lara, Karpuzkaldiran, Mermerli' Beaches near the Park, and 'Adalar , Konyaalti' Beaches in the east are some that can provide good-bathing for the vacationers. After 'Konyaalti Beach' towards the west. 'Arapsuyu Beach , is another one which was turned to be mocamps by the Antalya Tourism and information Society.

 

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Whenever the vacationer visits Denizli (Hierapolis) . Konya and Adana they are bound to call at Antalya. Because those cities are so near to Antalya. And also you will find priceless treasures of the historical masterpieces as well as the two sophistications mentioned above such an incomparable treasure that you will ask yourself in a moment and try to give an answer to how even one huge stone, in tons, of the facade of the theatre of Perge had been hauled up 20 or 25 metres high by the use of levers, ropes and manpower only; and further why and for whom the theatre in Side had been constructed so large; and then today why no human beings live except birds in Termossos which once had a population of 150.000 and which Alexander the Great hadn't been able to conquer.



IMPORTANT LINKS:

City Hall of Antalya

İnfo about Antalya

Antalya airport