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Antalya

Antalya, Turkey’s principal holiday resort in the Mediterranean region is an attractive city with shady palm-lined boulevards, a prize-winning marina on the Mediterranean.

Antalya is the largest city on the Mediterranean, also known as the Turkish Riviera, offering over 300 days of sunshine, fantastic beaches, resort towns, luxury hotels, a myriad of water-front bars and restaurants and great shopping. Antalya is also an important conference and incentive travel destination.

What to see

Aspendos

Aspendos is founded by Greek colonists from Argos that came to Pamphylia after the Trojan War around 13th century BC. Soon, the city became an important trade centre and was one of the first cities in the region to strike coinage under its own name. In the 6th century BC, Lydian King Croesus conquered the city. Persians dominated Aspendos after they won the fight with Lydians. In 467 B.C, Lydians got the city back with a surprise attack. However, their domination did not last long, Persians attacked and took over.

Phaselis

The three harbours of this Lycian port city were once a major commercial centre. In the shelter of Mount Tahtali, it is a popular stopping off point for yachts, and its clear waters and sandy beaches are popular with sun-seekers. The remains are mostly Roman and include a theatre, baths, aqueducts, Hadrian’s Gate, an agora and an acropolis.

Perge

Just 18 kms from Antalya, Perge was an important city in Pamphylia and was visited by St.Paul during his missionary journeys. Today, the city gate flanked by lofty towers, theatre and baths are of interest.

Demre

Also known as Kale, the ancient city of Myra, is mostly famous for its connection with St. Nicholas, who was bishop here in the 4th century. His church is the focus of the annual ceremony, which takes place to commemorate him on or around his feast day of 6th December. It is well worth seeing the Roman theatre, which remains here, overlooked by spectacular rock tombs, dating from the 4th century BC.

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