THE TOURISM CAPITAL OF TURKEY!
Antalya as the tourism heaven of Turkey is the perfect combination of sea, sun, nature and history. Every district of the city is a wonderland..
Antalya, located in the Mediterranean region, is one of the most important tourist centers of Turkey with 630 km of coastline. Antalya, which was founded on two plains, has its city center on the plain that lies on the shores of the Mediterranean, while the other plain contains the northern part of the city.
Manavgat, Kemer, Alanya, Side, Belek are the most visited ones among them. You should not come just for sea, sand and sun to Antalya. About 50 archaic cities located at Antalya present a history treasure. You should not make the mistake of leaving the city without travelling them. Olympos at Kumluca and Aspendos at the Serik district are the most known and visited archaic cities of Antalya. Also, Sllyon Archaic City is at Serik. Olympos being a world famous place had been the subject of mythology throughout the history. Including lots of historical artifacts, it is a natural miracle by its coast of 3200 m to the sea and its flora. As a consequence of the convenient natural structure of the city, 4 seasons are lived at the same time. While swimming in the sea, you are possible to ski at the Saklikent Skiing Center, 50 km away. In essence, there is everything related to sea, nature and history in the city.
There are countless shops and large stores, especially at the sea coast, to cover all the needs and requirements of domestic and foreign tourists. With its 80 large stores, Deep Outlet Center is the biggest shopping center of Mediterranean. It is on the way of Antalya-Alanya. It is situated on an area of 65.000 m2. The covered area of the center is 27.000 m2. Migros is another important shopping center for the city. Also, the authentic handicrafts and gift shops serve to the domestic and foreign visitors.
Antalya, as the requirement of its cultural identity, hosts a plenty of important festivals. The most important one is Antalya Gold Orange Film Festival. This festival is crucial for the Turkish Cinema Sector. Also, Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival is another important festival targeting to serve culturally to the tourists visiting Antalya. Antalya Piano Festival, Beachpark Rock Festival, Alanya International Culture/Art Festival ve Antalya International Short Film/Video Festival are among the other significant ones. Theatre, opera, ballet, orchestra, art galleries, cinemas are important cultural doings in the social and cultural life of Antalya. In Antalya, entertainment life is more than as dynamic and versatile as a touristic city. Beach activities form the heart of entertainment at Antalya. Steppe, aerobic, beach football and beach valley are the main activities on the beaches. Music parties on the beaches are the ways to entertain people and to let them fly through the rhythms of music and dancing. Also modern hotels including all the entertainment facilities of any kind are vital for the entertainment life in Antalya.