Antalya is a large city of over one million inhabitants, located on the coast of southwest Turkey. It's a major tourist centre with a large international airport, the third busiest in Turkey. Countless tourists use Antalya as an access point to holiday destinations along the Turkish coast.
The city itself is also interesting from a touristic perspective, because it has a nice and well preserved historic core with a number of mosques and historic buildings.
Antalya was founded in 150BC by King Attalus II of Pergamon as a Greek city. It later became part of the Roman and Byzantine empire. In the 13th century it was conquered by Seljuk Turks and later by the Ottomans.
The weather in Antalya is mild because the city is shielded by the Taurus mountains in the north which block cold winds from the Anatolian plateau.
How to get to Antalya
Antalya has an international airport with flights to many European destinations.
Accommodation
There are countless hotels and accomodation options, most bookable with the international booking portals.
01 Migros mall 02 Migros mall 03 Plus size women trousers 04 Dolphin Turk Telekom phone booth 05 Yivli Minare and Tekeli Mehmet Pasha mosques
06 Broken roof 07 Old town skyline 08 Tomb of Zincirkiran Mehmet Bey 09 Tomb of Zincirkiran Mehmet Bey
10 Yivli Minare mosque 11 Clock tower 12 Clock tower 13 Kaleici old town pedestrian area 14 Kaleici old town pedestrian area
15 Hadrian gate 16 Hadrian gate 17 Yivli Minare mosque 18 Pigeons
19 Child chasing pigeons 20 Hadrian gate 21 Leman Kultur restaurant 22 Tram lines
23 Green statue of street cleaner 24 Ataturk road pedestrian area 25 Ataturk road pedestrian area 26 Ataturk road pedestrian area 27 Yemen Kahvesi cafe 28 Pedestrian area
29 Musiki park 30 Balibey mosque 31 Republic square with clock tower 32 Republic square with clock tower 33 Yivli Minare mosque
34 Skyline with Yivli Minare mosque 35 Skyline with Yivli Minare mosque 36 Yivliminare mosque 37 Yivli Minare mosque
38 Skyline with Yivli Minare mosque 39 Republic square 40 Terracity mall 41 Xmas decorations in Terracity mall
42 Christmas decorations in Terracity mall 43 Terracity shopping mall 44 Xmas decorations in Terracity mall
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