The Turkish Riviera has Antalya as its gem and an ecstatic destination for anyone who wants to enjoy a superb holiday while swimming. The Turkish Rivera’s coast has incalculable beaches that are fir for all tastes. All high class restaurants and hotels can be accessed at the coast. Any visitor who wants to enjoy holiday life away from the beach has a chance to make interesting and captivating excursions to historic landscapes and ruins.
- The city
Batula Ibn, a 14th century explorer, and his counterpart from Polo Marco termed Antalya as one of the most beautiful cities of all time. Current visitors to the city can this assertion as stated. The main city of Antalya is found on the east of Mediterranean coastline. The land on which this city lies is pretty fertile and flat and its background has some mountains that are covered beautifully with snow. You cannot be disappointed since you will even get a chance to learn the history of Antalya as given by Romans, Seldjuks, and Byzantines.
It has some small antique mosques as well as a muddle of dilapidated and refurbished wooden houses known from time immemorial. Harbor Yat Liman has a collection of comfy minute cafes and bars that have spaces where you can sit and enjoy the nearby boat life since there is a nearby bay.
- Do & See
Antalya city has must sees for persons of all ages and any taste that one can prefer. The city is awash with places that can be visited by people who enjoy history. Such sites are Hierapolis, Hadrian’s Triumphal Arch, and YivliMinareli.
Families visiting with their children are catered for by an aqua park referred to as Troy Aqua and another one called Dolphinarium. Other places to visit are Belek and Side. Find your favorite place for attraction and enjoy yourself.
- Antalya Museum
In this historic museum, you expect to find Roman Statutes that have been preserved properly for people of all ages to view. There are also remnants of the theatre that was in Perge. Among the showcase for icons, you will find a jawbone for Santa Claus. Santa Claus was born and buried in Patara and Demre respectively. More to find in the museum is costumes for folk songs and stunning rugs. The museum is closed on Mondays.
This is the landmark of the city and it was built in the 13th century. Sultan Keykubat is the person who built this ribbed minaret. The nearby place is a vivacious city centre and a statue of Kemal Ataturk.
- Hadrianus Triumphal Arch
The Triumphal Arch is said to have been erected before the visit of the Emperor in 130AD. It is part of the town of medieval. The old town of Antalya is accessed from this point.
This was the home for the Hittites in 1500AD before the colonization of the Greeks immediately after the Trojan War. A Roman theatre is available and a large stadium that dates back to the old days when Apostle Paul stopped for one of his missions.