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Vacation in Antalya TURKEY

 

Antalya Province is located on the Mediterranean coast of south-west Turkey, between the Taurus Mountains and the Mediterranean sea. Antalya Province is the centre of Turkey's tourism industry, attracting 30% of foreign tourists visiting Turkey. It was the world's third most visited city by number of international arrivals in 2011, displacing New York. Antalya is Turkey's biggest international sea resort. The province of Antalya corresponds to the lands of ancient Pamphylia to the east and Lycia to the west. It features a shoreline of 657 km (408 mi) with beaches, ports, and ancient cities scattered throughout, including the World Heritage Site Xanthos. The provincial capital is Antalya city with a population of 1,001,318. Antalya is the fastest-growing province in Turkey; with a 4.17% yearly population growth rate between years 1990–2000, compared with the national rate of 1.83%. This growth is due to a fast rate of urbanization, particularly driven by tourism and other service sectors on the coast. There are long periods shrouded in mystery until records from the Hittite period refer to the area as part of the "Lukka Lands" (from which "Lycia" is derived) and document the lively interaction going on between provinces in the second millennium BC. Like their descendants, the Lukkans or Lycians were known for their seamanship (especially their piracy) and demonstrated a fiery independent spirit. Neither the Hittites, nor the Kingdom of Arzawa on the west coast, could ever keep them at peace for long. Legends of Ancient Greece tell us that these communities grew into independent cities, the area as a whole came to be called Pamphylia. A federation of these cities was set up. There are also tales of the migration of the Akha clan to the area after the Trojan war and eventually Greek. settlements were built along the coast and inland.

 

Traveling Places of Antalya

 

Duden Waterfall There are a lot of visitors in Duden Waterfall every year.There are restourants,entertainment centers and small zoo in Duden Waterfall. 

Antalya Olimpos It is pont of visitors who love history and mountaineering. Olimpos is hidden paradise.You should add this place to your trip programme. 

Antalya Aquarium It was formed with Maldive Islands. It is 5th biggest aquarium on the world.There are more than 20.000 fishes and sea creatures in here.

Karain Cave It will affect you when you exit to cave with its historical issue.The cave was formed before 500.000 years. It lightes to Anatolian history.This place opens for turism.

Kekova It is located between Kash-Demre. It is antique city in ısland in front of Uchagiz Village.

Aspendos It is located in Serik district and 48 km far away from Antalya.It is stopover of visitors.

Colybrassus Among the important residues can come up today, we can say pretty well finished Ionic corner sarcophagus and the natural rock tombs in the necropolis entitled temple. The facade of the rock tombs are monumental nature of Antalya.

 

 

 

 

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