Antalya is one of the resort cities of Turkey , namely the Turkish Mediterranean , located in the south of the country. Mild climate, golden sandy beaches, ancient historical monuments and developed infrastructure are the main "whales", on which the incredible tourist popularity of the city is held.
The nature of Antalya impresses with its richness and brightness. Over the blue sea waters here rise Taurus mountains, covered with a cloak of cypresses, orange trees and pines. In spring, on mountain slopes, nature paints fairy-tale patterns from cyclamen and orchids. If you leave early in the morning to the shore, you can see how calm the water surface merges with the white dawn haze and white clouds. Knowingly in the ancient times the Mediterranean was called White!
Antalya can offer a cognitive excursion program for everyone who is interested in history and does not want to spend a vacation just on the beach. The streets of the old city are full of charm, charm and romance of antiquity. Here are preserved monuments of the era of the Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks and Ottomans. The shops and colorful shops call to plunge into the elements of shopping. In the hot air, there are aromas of strong coffee and tender jasmine. This is how the soul of Turkey looks and smells.
Antiquity is represented here by the gates of Hadrian, who were erected in honor of the emperor in 130.
Archaeological Museum of Antalya offers to evaluate the richest collection of ancient finds. In 14 rooms are exhibited sculptures, household items, weapons, furniture, coins from different eras. All these vessels for wine, clay figurines, statues of mythical heroes and emperors, golden censers, rich sarcophagi, Byzantine mosaics and Ottoman amulets are truly admired.
The symbol of the resort is the Yivli Mosque, built in 1230 in honor of the Seljuk Sultan. Its brick minaret, adorned with a tiled mosaic, is visible from anywhere in the city. Another beautiful example of Islamic architecture is located on the shore of the yacht harbor. A small mosque Iskela is buried in the southern greenery. A wonderful idea for city walks is to find all the mosques and madrasahs of Antalya. There are quite a lot of them in the city: Tekeli Mehmet Pasha mosque, Murat Pasha mosque, Karatay madrasah, Kesik minaret.
It is worth to visit the Turkish hammam, which is in many hotels. First, the client is given a foam massage with a special mitten, then the face or the whole body is covered with a layer of healing clay, and then the master master skillfully makes a relaxing massage. After the healing procedures, the visitor is treated with herbal teas, juices or coffee.
For each guest, Antalya will always be a mysterious, unexpected, intimate and accessible treasury of the Mediterranean.