Antalya is in the list of most visited cities in the world.Antalya in a town on the Mediterranean coast in southwestern Turkey, and the capital of the province of Antalya. On the steep coast, Antalya is surrounded by mountains. Development and investment in the 1970s began, the city has transformed into an international resort.
Tourism in Antalya
Kaleiçi, the restored historic center of town with its hotels, bars, clubs, restaurants and shopping, has much of its historic character, the restoration won the Golden Apple Award tourism.
The city includes sites with traces of Lycian, Hellenistic and Pamphylian, but especially Romans, Byzantines, Seljuk and Ottoman architecture and cultures.
Cumhuriyet Square, the main town square, on the occasion offers temporary open-air exhibitions and performances.
Kaleiçi, with its narrow streets of historic Turkish and Greek houses, the old center of Antalya is now mainly hotels, gift shops and bars. New hotels, such as the Sheraton are along the coast to the Konyaalti and Lara beaches.
Festivals and Events in Antalya the most visited cities in the world
A number of sports championships, including rallies and the 2010 World Championships Weighlifting.
Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival: Turkey's largest national film festival, last week in September
International Eurasia Film Festival: International Film Festival is held annually
Antalya Festival: September
Mediterranean International Music Festival: October, 6 days
Antalya International Folk Music and Dance Festival Competition: Last week of August
Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival: June and July
Flower Festival May
Museums in Antalya
Antalya Museum: Archaeological Museum Contest
Kaleiçi Museum: Opened in 2007, the Mediterranean Civilizations Research Center (Akdeniz Medeniyetleri Arastirma Merkezi) see also their annual journal.
Attractions in Antalya