About Antalya


Animal husbandry is an uncommon economic activity in the city of Antalya. Small cattle breeding is more common in the villages of the center because the land structure is suitable for sheep farming. Poultry farming is also a common economic activity. Cattle breeding is mostly carried out in high areas outside the city center. Apart from these, beekeeping is carried out in the form of mobile beekeeping.


In the Kepez Aquaculture Station in the north of the city, studies are carried out to increase the variety of fish.


Tourism In 2008, 8,564,513 foreign and 428,624 domestic tourists came to Antalya. [24]

There are many touristic places in Antalya and touristic businesses around these places. Tourism in Antalya is carried out in many different areas.


Cultural Tourism Cultural tourism is the name given to visitors to see and taste the historical and national values ​​of the place they go.


Museums and Ruins The first museum opened in Antalya in 922 was opened by Fikri Erten in the warehouse of the Aleaddin Mosque. This museum was moved to the Yivli Minaret Complex in 1937. The museum, which operated here for 35 years, was moved to its current location on Konyaaltı Street in 1972. The museum, which contains many works that shed light on the history of Antalya, was awarded the European Council Special Award in 1988.


Antalya City Museum: It was established in 2007 with the aim of researching the contemporary history and urban culture of Antalya. Currently, the project is in the preparation phase of Antalya Metropolitan Municipality. Every weekend the City-Museum-History talks.


Suna — İnan Kıraç Kaleiçi Museum: A ruined building purchased by Suna and İnan Kıraç in 1993 was repaired within two years, and it was designed as an ethnography museum containing Turkish folk culture artifacts.


Atatürk House Museum: It is the two houses where Mustafa Kemal Atatürk stayed for a week when he came to Antalya on March 6, 1930. It was organized in 1980 and opened to visitors as the Atatürk Museum. Downstairs, the museum management and the meeting room used by Atatürk during his stay; On the upper floor, there are Atatürk's bedroom, recreation room and rooms where his clothes are displayed. In addition, there is a hall in the museum where banknotes and stamps that have been used from the past to the present are also exhibited. Atatürk's portraits and newspapers of the period when Atatürk came to Antalya can be seen on the walls of the museum.


Perge: Perge is an ancient city located 18 km east of Antalya, within the boundaries of Aksu district. In the 12th century BC, there was a great Greek migration from northern Anatolia to the southern coasts. These arrivals settled in the east of the modern city of Antalya and this region was called Pamphylia, which means "Land of the Races" in Greek. Perge is also an important Pamphylian city, as it is located on the Cilicia-Pisidian trade route. It was established inland in order to protect against pirate attacks, which were common at that time. The foundation of the city coincides with other Pamphylian cities (7th century BC).


Termessos: Termessos is on a plateau at an altitude of 1050 meters on the west side of Güllük Mountain, which is a Natural Park 34 kilometers from Antalya. Termessos is one of Turkey's most important ancient city. It is spread over a very large area with its 4200-seat theater and hundreds of ruins.


Ariassos: It is in an area that can be reached before the Dağbeli turn on the Antalya-Burdur highway. The city, which is a city of Psidia, founded on the slope of the Western Taurus Mountains at an altitude of approximately 960 meters; baths and rock tombs.


Smaller Historical Sites Selcuklu Shipyard: Built in 1228, the shipyard is 56.5 m. long, 44 m. deep and 5 eyes. The shipyard was strengthened with a two-storey, two-room tower against the dangers that may come from the south.


Kırkgöz Han: It is in a region of Döşemealtı municipality, 31 km northwest of Antalya. It was founded in 1247 by the Seljuk Sultan Gıyasettin Keyhüsrev II. There are many rooms around the hall in the middle of the inn and a well in the center, and many rooms of the inn are still standing. Currently, its surroundings are used by the public as a recreation area. In addition, underground waters come out under the mountain on which Kırkgöz Han rests.


Evdir Han: The inn, located in Yukarıkaraman location on Antalya-Korkuteli highway, 18 km northwest of Antalya, is a caravanserai built by the Seljuk Sultan Izzettin Keykavus in 1219.


Coastal and yacht tourism: It is the whole of many activities such as sea sports, underwater diving activities as well as tourism activities on a coastline.


Konyaaltı beach: Main article: Konyaaltı, Antalya Lara Beach 12 km from Antalya. is east. Its sand is fine and covered with pine forests. It has public beaches, casinos to cater for food and drink, and locker cabins.


Karpuz Kaldıran Beach: It is located in the west of Lara Beach where Düden Waterfall flows into the sea. The sand of the beach, which is used as a military rest camp, is very fine.fit your


Adalar Beach: It is a rocky beach in Karaalioğlu Park. It has a casino and changing cabins where the need for eating and drinking is met.


Marinas: Antalya Marina


Yacht Harbor from Tophane tea garden

There is a port for yacht tourism in Antalya city center. This marina has a capacity of approximately 65 yachts; In addition to accommodation, electricity and PTT services, bilge discharge, fuel oil, food and beverage services are provided.


Winter tourism

Saklıkent is the most preferred place in Antalya for winter tourism. The highest point in Saklıkent, 50 km northwest of Antalya, is the summit of the 2250-meter Bubi Mountain. Ski centers are between 2200-2400 meters. There are 2 ski tracks and 2 telescopes in Saklıkent depending on the difficulty level. [34] In addition, there is an observatory in Sakılkent where TÜBİTAK conducts astronomical research.


Other Tourist Attractions

With the development of tourism in Antalya, tourism branches have diversified. For example; Golf tourism, nature walks, hunting tourism, konge tourism and many other similar touristic activities can be done in Antalya. In addition, the fact that the 2010 World Beach Handball Championship will be held in Antalya shows that it is considered in tourism on its beaches.


Culture and art

Main article: Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival

Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, one of the most rooted film festivals in Eurasia, was the first in 1964 to support the Turkish cinema industry materially and spiritually, by encouraging Turkish filmmakers to produce quality works; It was organized to prepare the ground for Turkish Cinema to open to the international platform. Originally organized as the Antalya Theater Film Music Festival, this organization later took its current form.


Ismail Cem Television Awards

To contribute to the development of the television industry in Turkey and targets aimed at increasing the representation of power in the international market of Turkish construction began Ismail Cem Television Awards held in 2010 and gave awards in many branches.


Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival

Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival, which has been one of the most important organizations of our General Directorate since 1994, is organized in its international dimension since 1998.


Golden Orange Poetry Award

The Golden Orange Poetry Award has been awarded to a poet and his book since 1997. Golden Orange Poetry Award this application for the first time in Turkey that put the original in place; it makes it privileged.


Antalya Piano Festival

The International Antalya Piano Festival, which is the Art Director of the world-famous composer-pianist Fazıl Say, is held in November every year.