Welcome to Antalya
Once seen simply as the gateway to the Turkish Riviera, Antalya today is very much a destination in its own right. Situated right on the Gulf of Antalya (Antalya Körfezi), the largest city on Turkey's western Mediterranean coastline is both classically beautiful and stylishly modern. At its core is the wonderfully preserved old-city district of Kaleiçi (literally 'within the castle'), which offers atmospheric accommodation in the finely restored Ottoman houses on its winding lanes. The old city wraps around a splendid Roman-era harbour with clifftop views of hazy-blue mountain silhouettes that are worth raising a toast to. Just outside of the central city are two beaches and one of Turkey's finest museums.
Antalya is situated on a cliff in the southern part of Anatolia peninsula, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea (ancient Pamphylia). It is on the gulf bearing the same name.
Antalya is like a heaven on the earth. Climate is perfect and city is full of natural beauties. Resorts and beaches of the city are one of the best in the world. That is the reason why every year 10 millions of tourists visit the city and enjoy their holiday
The west of the Antalya gulf extends to the Bey Mountain group, and Toros Mountains which are located on the north east side. Antalya is 725 km away from İstanbul. It takes 11 hours by bus and one and a half hour by plane.