Antalya - A Captivating Turkish City with Spectacular Heritage Landmarks

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Antalya - A Captivating Turkish City with Spectacular Heritage Landmarks

Antalya is a beautiful coastal city in Turkey which boasts abundant natural beauty in the form of grand canyons, soaring mountains, waterfalls and miles of pristine beaches with turquoise waters. This immense city, famous as the Pearl City of the Mediterranean has a very rich history; it’s home to Greco-Roman ruins and many other alluring heritage sites. To dive deep in the city’s past, you could visit the Antalya Archeological Museum, one of Turkey's largest museums which displays a rare collection of utensils, sculptures, mosaics, jewellery and weapons dating back to the 14th and 15th century. Brightsun Travel offers a range of cheap holiday packages to Antalya from India, taking you to the heart of this paradise for culture vultures and history enthusiasts.

Antalya is home to many landmarks that make for amazing sightseeing opportunities. The most prominent among them is Hadrian’s Gate, which was built in 130 AD with arches, ornate carvings and ornamental pillars. Another stunning spot in the city is the 18th century Tekeli Mehmet Pasa Mosque which features intricately decorated interiors and colourful tile work. You could also visit the 600m long Kocain Magarasi cave, which has incredible unusual-shaped stalagmites and head to the fascinating Oluk Bridge which dates back to the 2nd century. Don’t forget to take a day trip to the archaeological site of Aspendos, which is home to incredible Roman ruins. Other must-visit attractions include the 13th century Yivli Minaret and St Nicholas Church which features Byzantine architecture.

Antalya offers plenty of opportunities for adventure activities; go water rafting along the Koprulu River, hike up Mount Tahtali, enjoy canoeing at the Koprucay Canyon National Park and jet-skiing and stand up paddle boarding at Lara Beach. Other fun opportunities in Antalya include parasailing which is best experienced at Antalya Beach with gorgeous vistas of the Mediterranean Sea and scuba diving at Dove Island, which allows you to discover various corals, reefs and colourful marine species. Finally, make sure that you visit the Koprulu Canyon National Park, one of the city's most popular tourist spots which offers fantastic rafting and hiking opportunities. Get in touch with Brightsun Travel to book a range of luxury holidays to Antalya from India and experience lots of exhilarating adventures.

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