Antalya, the 5th most populous province of Turkey, is located between the Gulf of Antalya and the Western Taurus Mountains in the Mediterranean region. It is a border city with the Mediterranean, Muğla, Burdur, Isparta, Konya, Karaman and Mersin. It is the province that hosts many civilizations from prehistoric times to the present day and has the most ancient cities in Turkey.
It has always maintained its importance during the periods of Lycians, Lydians, Pamphylians, Bragmalians, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks, Ottomans and finally the Republic of Turkey. When King Attalos II of Pergamon ordered 'go and find me heaven on earth', Antalya was the place his soldiers showed him.
In Antalya, where summers are hot and dry and winters are mild and rainy, summers in the coastal region are both long and hot, and winters are cool to mild. With its beautiful weather, it is very suitable for tropical fruits. Tropical fruits such as oranges, bananas, avocados, apples, pears, and quinces are the most commonly grown fruits.
The ancient city of Termessos is some of the surviving places that carry the most valuable historical texture you can visit. You can enjoy the streets while eating ice cream in Antalya Kaleiçi and have fun with music in the pubs in the evening. Do not forget to visit the Yivli Minare Complex, which was built during the Seljuk period.
The sinkhole, leaded and Manavgat waterfalls are some of the most famous natural beauties. You should also take a walk on the Köprülü canyon and the Lycian Road. There are many tours available with boat tours. You should take a blue cruise in Altınbeşik cave (sea cave) and bays. If you are going in the summer, without going to the hotels; You can go to Kaputaş, Cleopatras, Grove beaches.
Transportation within the province is carried out by road, sea, and air. The airport is located 10 km to the east of the city center. Both domestic and international flights can be operated at the airport and the annual number of tourists is quite high.
In 2007, it officially earned the title of "the capital of Turkish tourism" due to the fact that the number of passengers in 2007 was higher than the two airports in Istanbul. According to the list of the most crowded airports in Europe, it is the 14th busiest airport in Europe. It is also the second busiest airport in terms of total passenger traffic according to the Airports Statistics in Turkey