Located in the Mediterranean Region, Antalya is one of Turkey’s most important tourism centers with its 630 km coastline. The center of the city, which is built on two plains, is located on the plain stretching along the Mediterranean coast. The other plain includes the northern part of the city. Antalya is a city where sea, sun, nature and history come together. Every district of Antalya, Turkey’s tourism paradise, is a natural wonder in itself.
Manavgat, Kemer, Alanya, Side, Belek are the most visited districts of Antalya by domestic and foreign tourists. You should not come to Antalya just for the sea, sand and sun. Antalya, with its approximately 50 ancient cities, is also a historical treasure. It would be a big mistake to leave the city without visiting these ancient cities. Olympos in Kumluca and Aspendos in Serik District are world famous as the most well-known and most visited ancient cities. Olympos has been the subject of mythology throughout history. Olympos is a natural wonder with its many historical artifacts, 3200 m of coastline and vegetation. When you go to Serik, you can visit the ancient city of Slyon as well as Aspendos. As a result of the natural structure of the city, 4 seasons can be lived together in Antalya. It is possible to ski in the Saklıkent Ski Center, 50 km away, while swimming in the sea. In short, you can find everything about the sea, nature and history together in Antalya.
Antalya hosts many festivals as a requirement of its cultural identity. The most important of these is the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival. This festival is of great importance for Turkish cinema. Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival is a special organization that aims to provide cultural services to tourists coming to Antalya. Antalya Piano Festival, Beachpark Rock Festival, Alanya International Culture and Art Festival and Antalya International Short Film/Video Festival are among other important festivals. Theatre, opera, ballet, orchestra, art galleries, cinema occupy an important place in the social and cultural life of the city. Entertainment life in Antalya is much more diverse and dynamic than entertainment in a tourism city. The heart of entertainment in the city beats in beach activities. Step, aerobics, beach football, beach volleyball and beach parties with music are the main beach activities. In addition, modern hotels and resorts, which contain all entertainment opportunities, serve as the locomotives of city entertainment to tourists of all ages from all walks of life.
Numerous shops and shopping centers, especially on the coast, are equipped to meet all the needs and requirements of domestic and foreign tourists. With 80 stores, Deep Outlet Center is the largest shopping center in the Mediterranean Region. The complex, which is built on an area of 65,000 m2, is located on the Antalya-Alanya road. Migros Shopping Center is also an important place for shopping in the city. In addition, traditional handicrafts and souvenir shops offer a variety of alternatives to local and foreign visitors in almost all districts and bazaars.