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Antalya, Turkey Advantageous geographical location of the city has made it the warmest and the most picturesque resort in Turkey. Just like any old city, Antalya offers not only magnificent beaches, but also a wide choice of excursion routes.
Antalya has lots of incredibly romantic hotels, rest in which will be unforgettable. Modest hotel Ninova Pension is full of charm; it’s perfect for thrifty travelers. It has wonderful … Open
One of the most attractive and frequently visited places in this city is the Archeology Museum, which was opened in 1972. The halls of this museum contain precious finds discovered during excavations in the 18-20th centuries. Previously these priceless exhibitions were stored in Yivli Mosque until the museum offered a dozen of spacious halls for that purpose. Most probably, the most famous architectural building in Antalya is Hidirlik Kulesi. This tower was built during the Roman Empire times. The historians name several theories concerning the building to this tower. Some assume the tower was built for protective purposes, while the others think this is an ancient lighthouse. There is also a giant square shaped stone inside the tower, which makes the historians think the tower could have been used as a burial vault for one of great kings, because this block reminds a tombstone a lot.
Yivli Minaret remains the symbol of Antalya for several centuries already. The height of this Minaret estimates 38 meters. The Minaret was built in the 13th century. It reminds of a magnificent castle diving in rich greenery and flowers. When it comes to talking about the nature, we must mention Karaalioglu Park, which landscapes remind the stories from Arabian fairy tales. Fine aroma from mandarin groves, wonderful sculptures and fountains create an unforgettable romantic atmosphere. This park has quickly become the most beloved place for couples and it remains the best destination for evening walks and solitary rest. Duden waterfall is also among the most famous natural sights of Antalya. This waterfall should be visited by every traveler as the view of water cascade falling down from high rocks looks so magnifying that many visitors spend here hours. Copyright
One of the most popular shopping centers in Antalya is ATM Deepo Outlet. This is a huge outlet, where you can buy quality brand clothes throughout the year on special offer. Despite the … Open
There are a number of unique archaeological areas located in the vicinity of Antalya; not more than half an hour drive separates the city from an ancient amphitheatre of Aspendos. More than 2 000 years ago, it was on the territory of a large prosperous city, this vast amphitheatre could simultaneously accommodate up to 50000 spectators. Through the efforts of modern archaeologists, the amphitheatre was rebuilt almost in its original form, and today the restored construction is the venue of important cultural events. Its main feature is the amazing acoustics. Even if it’s just a small coin dropped on stage, the sound of its fall will be heard in the back rows. 
Antalya - Miracle Resort Not everyone knows that Antalya is not only about the beautiful beaches and water parks, but also has a great ski resort Saklikent. It offers all the conditions for a comfortable stay; on the territory of the resort there are trails of various difficulty levels, sports equipment rental, and ski schools. Here you spend a great couple of days; and for the tourists at the resort there are mini-hotels and various boarding houses. 
Antalya is a fairly old and very popular resort with developed infrastructure. It is not surprising that entertainment can be found here for every taste, including for children. Here is one … Open
If you’re looking to add some diversify to the excursion program, be sure to visit the Karain cave, which is also located in the immediate vicinity of Antalya. This cave is the archaeological site of world’s importance; it is the world's largest monument of Paleolithic times. The first archaeological research began here in 1946, since then they are carried out almost non-stop. The cave was inhabited by humans more than 25 000 years, and here the researchers found unique tools of primitive people, as well as ritual objects and ornaments. Karain Cave is quite large, almost all of its halls today are equipped with special viewing platforms. 
Antalya - Miracle Resort One of the most attractive places for families is considered to be the Antalya Zoo. It covers an area of over 300 hectares, and today the zoo features more than 80 animal species on its territory. Visitors will be able to see wild boars and wolves, feed the cute ducks and watch the clever monkeys. This zoo is attractive not only by the variety of animals, but also through an elaborate design. On its territory there are many recreation areas equipped with benches and gazebos, as well as playground for kids and a cosy café.
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♥   Shopping area ' Işıklar Avenue' Antalya, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Konyaaltı Avenue' Antalya, 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Antalya from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Aspendos Amphitheatre

From the series “Ancient Amphitheaters and Arenas, That Are Still Operational”
The amphitheater built by Zenon was incredibly beautiful and was decorated with numerous fine statues and sculptures. Unfortunately, they haven’t survived to our days. Spectator seats have been carefully restored. Today, ballet and opera performances take place in the theater frequently. This is where the most famous artists in the world appear. Jose Carreras, as well as other famous opera singers, visited the ancient theater several times. The amphitheater of Aspendos, which can hold up to 7000 people, is one of the largest in the world. … Read further

Olympos Teleferik

From the series “The Longest Ski-Lifts and Cable Trams in the World”
Teleferik Olympos is an outstanding engineering landmark of Turkey; scale and complexity of the cable car are staggering. More than 400 tons of iron, about 4,500 cubic meters of water, as well as more than 3,500 cubic meters of concrete were used to build this facility. All these materials were transported by a pre-designed cable car, which was dismantled after opening Olympos Teleferik. The cost of trip is about 40 USD for adult, children under the age of 16 years have 50% discount. For children under 7 years old the cable car is free. … Read further
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