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.
There are countless hotels and accomodation options, most bookable with the international booking portals.