Antalya is a city in southern Turkey. The city is in the Mediterranean Region and along the coast of Mediterranean Sea. 2.158.265 people live there. Antalya is the most important tourism destination in Turkey and one of the best in Mediterranean. The city created a good image and its name started to be known to tourists. Every year mostly British, Russian, and German tourists come to city for beautiful beaches and the ancient destinations.
Antalya; is a port city on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. It was formerly known as Adalya and to medieval Europe as Satalia. Picturesquely situated on steep cliffs overlooking the Gulf of Antalya, the city is third in importance of Turkey’s Mediterranean ports, after Mersin and iskenderun. The harbor is not deep, however, and only ships of very shallow draft can put into the port. All others must anchor in the roads and be served by tender.
In recent years the growth of tourism has opened new avenues of development. Except for the excessive heat of July and August, the climate is mild and sunny throughout the year. The city’s seclusion from industry, its miles of beaches, its palm-shaded streets and parks, and the great wealth of relics of classical antiquity in its vicinity have accelerated its conversion into a Turkish “Riviera”.
Visitors have a good time in that coast, because they can find everythng. For example, extreme sports, water sports, many food. Also Antalya has a log coast about 200 km. Visitors have a good time in that coast, because they can find everythng.
For example, extreme sports, water sports, many food. Visitors can usually do paragliding , because it is very exiting. Antalya is famous for parachuting in the world. In my opinion , Antalya is the most wonderful place to visit because of its coast ,nature and sports.History of Antalya
Archaeological excavations around Antalya shows that there were people lived this area 40.000 years ago.
From the date of 2000 B. C these civilisations ruled in this city one by one; Hittite, Pamphylia, Lykia, Cilicia, Persians, Macedonia Kingdom (Alexander the Great, Antigonos, Ptolemais, Seleucid Empire and Pergamum Kingdom. Then Byzantines ruled in the city before Seljuq Empire.
When Antalya was the land of Ottoman Empire, some rebellions which were called “Şahkulu Rebellion, Celali Rebellions and Körbey Rebellion” occurred in the city.
After an agreement in World War II, Italia owed Antalya. However, this ownership did not go well and Turks got the city again.