Antalya – the heart of the Turonian River. The city is located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, and the sidelines of the Taurus Mountains are its northern wall. The mountains trap cold air masses from the north and south winds from the sea. Because of this, Antalya is practically warm all year round, with regular crops during the winter months. Summer is also – sunny and hot.
The city was founded in 155 AD by Attalos II, king of Pergamum, and named in his honor – Attalia. ×Twelve decades later it was taken over by the Romans. Later on, Antalya was the seat of one of the reigns of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. In the 4th-8th centuries, the city was ruled by Louisiana, then there was a long period of decline, when Antalya was subjected to raids by the Arabs and the Seljuk Turks. In the 12th and 14th centuries, the city was in the hands of the Westernizing Greeks and the Muslim Muslim Balkans, until in 1423 it was conquered by the Muslim Turks. Antalya has been known as a regional seaport for centuries. Only in recent decades, it has become a major tourist resort of European importance.
The development of tourism in Antalya has been facilitated by the fortunate synergy of historical features, favorable climate and geographical location. The warm and clear Red Sea with its beaches, coves and cliffs, the huge mountains, the abundance of historic and natural sites, and the developed infrastructure attract tens of thousands of vacationers. The population of the multi-million-dollar Antalya region grows by more than 500,000 during the summer.
Antalya – is not only luxurious hotels with pools, aquaparks, colorful quarters in the city, restaurants, bars, nightclubs. In addition to the & ‗braquo;‖ standard facilities and attractions for the resort, the architecture of different eras can also be seen here. Thus, no doubt, we can distinguish the gate of Hadrian (2nd century), the remnants of the solid walls, the tower of Khydyrlyk (2nd century), the church of Iskel with a spring (19th century), ÷clock tower Satay Kulesh, Karaatay medresse, monument to Atatürku, Minaret Kesisik, the Murat Pasha and Tekelei Mekhimet Pasha. The symbol of Antalya – Minaret Évaly (1230), whose spire dominates the city. The city abounds with museums, and in the historic quarter of Kaley one can get lost in the miniaturized alleys, drowning in greenery, and linger in the many boutiques, cafes, and souvenir shops. Antalya is pleasing to the eye with its parks and squares. The park is particularly lively at the Deweyen Falls, where the water rises 40 meters straight up into the sea. Theres a beautiful ski run 40 kilometers from the city, which only adds to Antalyas reputation as an exceptional tourist destination.
The pricing policy of Antalyas tourist facilities is geared toward tourists of varying financial means, which also contributes to the popularity of «s Tourist Riviera. There are two airports in Antalya: one for local airlines and one for international airlines, which is considered one of the best in Europe. It has quality roads and high quality services. Local authorities are encouraging an influx of foreigners. In recent years, more than 100,000 foreigners, including those from CIS countries, have moved to Antalya. The particular popularity of Antalya among Russians among vacationers was even reflected in the rebirth of the 19th-century Orthodox Church.
- Air quality: 139 US AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups. Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is less likely to be affected.
- Tap water: No, not drinkable
- Religious government: Religious
- Population: 1,000,000 people
- GDP: $10,863 / year
- Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
- Power outlets: 230V50Hz
- Internet: 11 Mbps
- Best wireless: AVEA
- Pay without cash:
- Tipping: In Turkey tipping is customary between 5% and 10%, depending on service. Don’t tip if you receive bad service. Tips must be in cash, preferably in Turkish Lira, and be given directly to the waiter. If you dine in luxury you should tip between 10% and 15%.
- Apartment listings: Sahibinden
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
- More hotels: Hotels.com
- Best taxi: Uber
- Best coworking space: co working camp
- Online electronics shop: Hepsiburada
- Best short-haul air carrier: AnadoluJet
- Best intl air carrier: Turkish
- Monthly costs for expat: $450
- Monthly costs for family: $650
- Monthly costs for local: $190
- Meal: $1.8
- Small Cola: $0.3
- Beer 1 Pint: $1.8
- Coffee: $0.8
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