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Located 13 km northeast of Antalya city centre is the Antalya Airport (AYT) also known as Antalya Havalimanı. It is one of the major airports southwest of Turkey, and is the thirtieth-busiest in Europe. The airport has three terminals; one for domestic flights and two for international.
Transit to and from the airport is by bus, taxi or car rental.
Originally called Attaleia after its founder, the city is a largely popular tourist destination with lovely beaches and an Old Harbour filled with yachts and surrounded by resorts and hotels. Its beautiful blue waters earned it the name, “Turquoise Coast” and the city remnants from its past, such as Hadrian’s Gate and the 2nd-century Hidirlik Tower from when it was a major Roman port.
A gateway to the southern Mediterranean region of Turkey, Antalya is an attractive city of relaxing beaches, rocky coves and tourist destinations that draw visitors from all around the globe annually. With scenic views and warm weather, there is much to do in the city all year round, whether you spend your time exploring the old quarter of Kaleici or any of its coastline beaches.
Spend a day hiking Canyon National Park, or explore the ancient ruins, or just enjoy the dramatic Mediterranean scenery. Koprulu Canyon National Park is the largest cedar forest in Asia Minor that is located 2 hours away from the centre of the city. It’s home to a canyon that extends up to 14 km along, with cliffs reaching a maximum height of 400 m ( about 1,312 feet) in height.
While the temperature in the Mediterranean beaches reaches up to 50°C in the summer, you can find yourself in the middle of a green valley, floating on the cool waters of the mountain river, away from the heat at least for a while, or going rafting beneath the historic Roman bridges. Fans of climbing and trekking will be delighted with this scenic spot.
The cuisine in Antalya is one of fresh seafood and varieties of grilled meat. Some options you will find include the popular shish kebab of lamb, chicken or meatballs grilled on skewers. There is also the bean salad known as piyaz, made with tahini. Another is the tasty paça soup, which is a great cure for a hangover and consists of sheep’s brains, broth, the foot or head of meat and a number of herbs.