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ANTALYA

The Mediterranean coast is called by the Turks ' Akdeniz ' which means ' White Sea ' but those who know the beauty of the southern part of Turkey with its azure waters , the wonderful panaromi , caves , castles and ruins of ancient cities ' prefer surely as the Italians call it , The Turquoise Coast .

Antalya is the tourism capital of the Turquoise Coast . The region , being protected by the mountains of the Tauri from the cold winds of the north, and thanks to its enchanting location forming a coast with beaches and an almost subtropical climate where the sun shines for 300 days a year. The whole area ' a ​​paradise for bathing , swimming , sports activities such as surfing and water-skiing , sailing, mountain climbing and caving. Visit Antalya once bastarebbe not to see all the important historical sites that are located nearby .

The first settlements in this area date back to the Neolithic period . These settlements were important during the rule of the Hittite Empire and grew very well during the Trojan War . After the Persian domination and the area became part of the Seleucid kingdom of Pergamon, and King Attalos III officially founded the city of Attalia (Antalya) . In 133 B.C. was conquered by the Romans. During the Byzantine era , you know that Antalya ( Antalya) experienced a golden age until the seventh century , when he was the victim of Saracen raids. After the Fourth Crusade was reoccupied by the Seljuks ( Turks) , and then came under the Ottoman rule .

The marina of Kaleici is the center of attraction and the heart of Antalya . The picturesque old fishing district , with typical wooden Ottoman houses including the towering minarets of mosques and a marina among the most popular . In this center, a tourist can find whatever you decide : souvenir shops , cozy cafes, restaurants, boat moorings and related services. It can be sailing in the morning and in the afternoon , enjoying the tranquility of the marina. The old city walls, lit at night , creating a suggestive atmosphere.

Antalya Airport is 10 km from the city of Antalya.

Do: Perge, Aspendos , Side, Alanya, Termessos , Selge , Phaselis , Olympos, Chimeira , Kekova, Simena , Patara , Xantos , Letoon , Pinara , Tlos , Kas , Kalkan , Aperlai , Isinda , Myra , Sillyon .

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