Magic Harmony Of Sea, Sun, History And Nature

Aktalos II, the King of Pergamo, told his raiders “go and find me the heaven on earth”.They arrived in a place where Antalya is located now and seeing the unmatched beauty they said “We found heaven”.

Karain Cave is regarded as one of the oldest human settlement in the world. Aktalos II, the King of Pergamo, told his raiders “go and find me the heaven on earth”. Raiders set out with this order of the king and travelled all around the world. They arrived in a place where Antalya is located now and seeing the unmatched beauty they said “We found heaven”.
 
Antalya is named as “Turkish Riviera” thanks to its archaeological and natural beauties. Antalya integrates sea, sun, history and nature in a magic harmony and possesses the most beautiful and cleanest shores of the Mediterranean. Through its shores of 630 km, there are ancient cities, ancient ports, mausoleums, lacy coves, beaches, verdant forests and rivers.
 
It is the most important tourism centre of Turkey with avenues decorated with palm trees, award winning international marina, Kaleiçi quarter with traditional architecture and modern venues. With its high standard hotels, it hosts almost half of the tourists visiting Turkey.
 
KALEİÇİ: It is surrounded with walls in the shape of horse shoe where most of the walls are destroyed and ruined. Walls are joint works of Hellenistic, Rome, Byzantium, Seljuki and Ottoman periods. There are 80 bastions in the walls. There are around 3000 houses with tile roofs. The characteristic values of the houses not only give an idea of the architectural history of Antalya but also reflect the life style and traditions in the region.
 
Aktalos II, the King of Pergamo, told his raiders “go and find me the heaven on earth”. Raiders set out with this order of the king and travelled all around the world. They arrived in a place where Antalya is located now and seeing the unmatched beauty they said “We found heaven”.
 
OLD ANTALYA HOUSES: The summers are very hot and the winters are warm in Antalya and the construction of old houses aims to prevent sun and provide chillness. Shady stony places and yards are the features that facilitate air flow. They have three floors with the entrance serving as storage and hall.
 
FLUTED MINARET: It is the first Turkish construction in Antalya and very near to the port in the town centre. According to the inscription on it, it was built during the reign of Alaeddin Keykubat, the Sultan of the Anatolian Seljukis (1219-1236). Its bricked body consists of eight half cylinders. 


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