The Seductive Powers of Antalya, Turkey’s Mediterranean Paradise

With its two thousand years of history and the uniqueness of its natural beauties, Antalya offers to its visitors a sophisticated environment ready to satisfy even the most demanding tourist.
The city hosted Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and finally Turks and the very different civilizations who ruled over the city left a sign of their dominance in the most characteristic part of the city, Kaleiçi (literally Inner Fortress), the old harbor, where the fortress shows Roman and Greek architecture, mixed up with modern Turkish buildings of the Republican Era.
The city was an important center even during the Imperial Era of the Roman Empire, with Adrian’s Gate built in honor of the visit of the Emperor, while the city was probably living in one of the most interesting times of its history. Hıdırlık Tower, a circular tower used as lighthouse, was built during the same time.
Another remarkable monument is the Alaadin Cami (The Mosque of Alaadin), with its famous minaret, today considered the symbol of the city.
Antalya is not just historical sites. The city offers two amazing beaches with all the facilities you would expect from one of the shiniest pearls of the Mediterranean Sea. Lara Beach, the longest sand beach of Turkey, offers white sand, crystalline clear water and facilities all along its 10km of length: five-star hotels and restaurants offering the worldwide famous Turkish cuisine. Lara Beach offers five star hotels like Mardan Palace, an exclusive resort with the best live music Turkey can offer, local and international cuisine and international staff.

Konyaalti Beach, Antalya Turkey

On the other hand, Konyaalti, the other beach of city, offers a unique view of the mountains, located right behind this amazing spot where many five star hotels are located. The astonishing location of this beach, together with the convenient facilities the beach has to offer create the perfect mix for a holiday you will never forget.

Posted by Chris on May 03, 2012 in Travel

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