The Pearl of the Mediterranean

aimera By aimera, 9th Jul 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A brief information for tourists who plan to go to Antalya, Turkey.

Holiday Antalya

Antalya, the Turkish Riviera, a beautiful city in the southwest of Turkey is famous for its stunning panorama and rich history. From the quite mountain of the Taurus range to the white soft sandy beaches under the azure blue sky promise you with unforgettable memory.

The climate of Antalya is greatly shaped by the Taurus range, which shields the city from the harsh northren winds. Just like other city in the Mediterranean, Antalya has hot, dry summers and moderately warm and rainy winters.

The city was firstly founded in the 150 BC by King Pergamon, naming it Attalia. The development started on the 1970s, aimed to transform Antalya into an international tourist attraction. However, seemed untouched by the modernization, Kaleiçi retains some of its historical aspect of narrow cobbled streets, massive stone walls and beautiful of historical houses.

It is in narrow winding streets of Kaleiçi, you can discover the rich history of Antalya. Kaleiçi used to be the capital city of Antalya province, this explains why there are impressive number of mesuems and other historical sites. The highlight of the history of Kaleiçi include: Hadrian Arch, the Clock Tower, Yivli Minaret, Hidrilik Tower, Murat Paşa Mosque,Seyh Sinan Efendi Mosque, and Karatay Medresesi.

As an international resort destination, Antalya offers extensive selection for hotels, shopping centers, pubs, and restaurants. Those who prefer the taste from the past while indulging in the quest of history pursuit may find pensions in Kaleiçi more appealing than a five star spa and golf resort, such as Calista Resort or Ela Quality.

Whatever your preference might be, Antalya offers the same things that is unforgettable holiday.


Antalya, Europe, Historic Cities, Holiday, Mediterranean, Mediterranean Coast, Travel, Turkey

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author avatar Spicy
10th Jul 2011 (#)

I am interesting at travelling. It is very helpful and I feel very happy to know this. Thank you very much.

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author avatar aimera
10th Jul 2011 (#)

I am glad that you like it. There are more travelling articles to come :)

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author avatar Istanbul
29th Nov 2011 (#)

We have just returned to Canada after a two week trip to Turkey that far exceeded our expectations. We hired Kusadasi Tours and we were thrilled with the results. Ender, from private tours in istanbul arranged an itinerary for us at a reasonable price that included domestic flights, all hotels, breakfast and lunches and a guide and driver, as well as all entrance fees. He responded to every email promptly, and assured us that we could call him anytime before and during our trip.

We had 4 days in Istanbul, flew to Cappadocia for 3 days, went south to the Mediterranean and on to Kusadasi and Ephesus. our guide was very professional and before each site, he would give us an overview of the history of the area, and as we toured, he would fill in details of the site.

We can’t say enough good things about our guide. If a problem developed – passports forgotten in a hotel safe, for example - he quietly took care of it and we depended on him for everything.

We loved the Turkish people. They are kind and welcoming and go out of their way to make sure that people enjoy their beautiful country.

we highly suggest !!!

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