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Antalya is one of the fastest-growing cities in Turkey that boasts a range of diversity for visitors, from emerald green forests to ancient sites, traditional Turkish cultures and a happening nightlife. Renowned as the Pearl City of the Mediterranean, Antalya is a vibrant centre where you can discover scenic beaches, magical waterfalls, stunning rivers, sprawling national parks and Greco-Roman ruins. You can also take part in several thrilling activities here; take a ride to the top of Mount Tahtali, raft the Koprucay River, canyon at the impressive Koprulu Canyon, sail through the Green Canyon and hike one of the world’s top long-distance trails, the Lycian Way to explore the beautiful Turkish coast. Antalya is a true haven for adventure seekers!
Antalya has many well preserved ancient settlements and historical places of interest. Visit Kaleici, the historic walled city dating back thousands of years and wander through its streets to discover old Ottoman mansions, architectural buildings and heritage monuments. Step inside Hadrian’s Gate, an ancient monument constructed in 130 AD in honour of Roman Emperor Hadrian; here you can admire triumphal arches and beautiful ceiling carvings. Other excellent ancient sites include the 13th-century Yivli Minaret, constructed with Seljuk architecture and St Nicholas Church, with amazing mosaic tile floors and colourful Byzantine frescoes. Brightsun Travel offers direct flights to Antalya, allowing you to come and witness some of the world’s most fascinating architectural creations.
Antalya is home to some of the country’s most captivating museums. Visit the Antalya Archeological Museum to discover more than 12,000 artifacts related to the history of the region including coins, mosaics, stone coffins and statues, as well as pottery and silver jewellery. Head to the Antalya Ethnographic Museum and explore a range of life-size exhibits, describing the customs and traditions of the Ottoman Empire. Then there’s the Ataturk House & Museum which showcases Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the first President of Turkey’s various personal belongings, including his clothes, shoes and photographs of his visits to the country. Brightsun Travel offers cheap tickets to Antalya – book now and look forward to discovering your dream destination!