Antalya Vacations & Travel Packages!
Much unlike a traditional tourist city, Antalya’s limpid charm undergoes a complete cycle as its tempo varies from attractive to delightful, then becomes steady for some time and then turns to unforgettable. This Turkish city is the culmination of Greek, Roman, European and Islamic ideologies at a single point and this is why visitors flock to this part of the world. This scenic city is one of the oldest in Europe and it leaves you with a choice to either explore its historical identity or to just relax along its Mediterranean seaside- but whatever you do, do not miss the coffee in Antalya. It’s surreal.
Places of Interest in Antalya
Museums are a tangible extension of a country’s history, and Antalya Museum is no different. Mostly based on excavations along the Turkish coast, the museum has an enviable collection of five thousand ancient artifacts dating from the Bronze Age and the Ottoman Empire to the more recent ones in thirteen exhibition halls. If you’re short on time, you can also go forward to admire mosaics galleries and ancient Roman scriptures.
The Hadrian's Gate or Uckap?lar is a triumphal arch located in Antalya, Turkey, which was built in the honor of the Roman emperor Hadrian, who visited the city in 130 AD. This majestic triple arched marble entrance has rich sculptural art to its credit and has two towers made of stone blocks. It must be noted that the towers belong to two different eras and are few centuries apart in terms of antiquity. The ceilings on Hadrian’s Gate are really beautiful and they steal the show with their carvings. Definitely a must watch here!
It is outright impossible to think of an ancient Roman settlement and not think about its army and amphitheatres. While the legendary Roman army may not be standing here anymore, a third century amphitheatre in Aspendos is still present. This amphitheatre is considered to be one of the best in its kind and is visited by many visitors every year. The theatre hosts the annual Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival (organized by Turkish State Opera and Ballet) with international participation of opera and ballet companies.