Antalya, the Turkish Riviera is the most stunning part of Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. It is typical of Turkey, a thriving modern city, with a historic heart in the center of Kaleiçi within the old city walls. This area has seen something of a renaissance in recent years, with many of the wooden Ottoman mansions being restored and turned into boutique hotels. No cars are allowed in the narrow streets of the old town so it is a good place to soak up the atmosphere around the charming harbour. The symbol of Antalya is the fluted minaret or Yivli Minare built by the Seljuks in the 13th century. There are plenty of interesting pieces in the Archaeological Museum, from the Palaeolithic Age right through to Ottoman times.

Combining history and culture it deserves the title of ’capital of Turkish tourism’. Today the city of Antalya is reliving a golden age. It has been transformed into a cultural and touristic hub with hotels featuring concepts such as ‘Venice’, ‘Topkapi Palace’ and Moscow cathedrals. Kaleici, the rustic old town where historic Turkish and Greek houses are under protection, is the most popular center in Antalya. It will be very interesting experience to stay in Kaleici of Antalya during your traveling to Turkey, Antalya. It is situated between the yacht harbor and the main city. Old houses separated by narrow, cobble-stone roads are now hotels and tourism-related shops. Traces of Byzantine, Roman and Seljuk architecture and culture can still be seen. Antalya museums house finds belonging from historic ages of Anatolia. Highlighted tours are Aspendos & Perge, daily boat cruise, manavgat, kursunlu waterfalls.

Also, Antalya is one of the best destinations to visit Kekova, Cirali, Adrasan, Kas, Side, Antalya that you should include those places on your itinerary when you are traveling to Turkey.

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