Having entered the scene in 150 BC as Attalia, named after its founder, Attalos II, king of Pergamon, Antalya has ever attracted a wide array of travellers, including Paul the Apostle, and Ibn Battuta among others. Antalya had replaced Phaselis—beautiful ruins of which now lie to south of the city, between Kemer and Olympos—as the main harbour of the surrounding region during the reign of Seljuks, in early 1200s, but the lack of a large hinterland (or, rather, lack of good connections with its mountainous hinterland) meant for much of its history eversince that it was a provincial coastal town, albeit with a multicultural community of Muslims, Christians, and Jews.
As the centre of a region with beautiful beaches, verdant mountains, and a mindblowing number of ancient ruins, the tourism investments started in the 1970s, which changed the fate of the city considerably. However, as most of the visitors to the region are actually on “all-inclusive” holiday packages nowadays, they are immediately taken from the airport to the huge resorts lining the coastline of hundreds of kilometres, where they stay until the end of their holidays except perhaps a raid or two to the nearest and the most popular attractions, so Antalya itself, especially the old town Kaleiçi, is more of an independent traveller destination, where you will meet the other travellers of a similar mind, and the locals
Above article’s source from: Wikitravel
Antalya is the most famous destination of Turkey with International level, thanks to the natural beauty environment, golden sand, sunny weather, warm sea water and friendly people. Sea lovers find this destination so attractive obviously, but it is more than that, However, it has more attractions to satisfy all preferences for all ages. If you are thinking about making Antalya your next travel destination but don’t know what places to visit, you have come to the right place. Here is the list of 40 must-visit places of all the time.
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