Turkey Outlets and cheap shopping addresses

Turkey Outlets and cheap shopping addresses in Turkey Shopping is an indispensable part of our daily life. Outlet shops have become the addresses for cheaper shopping. Many brands manufacture cheaper products especially for their outlets. List of some outlet center Click More »

Balıkesir

Balıkesir: Blessed with numerous islands where lush green forests stretch along the shores of the infinite sea, Balıkesir province is also the habitat of abundant olive groves. Founded by the Mysians in ancient times, Balıkesir has been one of the Click More »

Amasya

Amasya:  The city where the Sultans’ sons were educated and the legendary city where Ferhad had to mine the mountains to reunite with his beloved Shirin, Amasya has been one of the major cities of many civilizations since the ancient Click More »

Mersin

Mersin Mersin: One of the warmest and most beautiful cities of the Mediterranean region that can be visited for its authentic flavors and beautiful beaches any time of the year. Mersin is one of the most developed cities of the Click More »

Burdur

Burdur Burdur: Located in the western part of the Mediterranean Region, Burdur is a major city where scenic beauties meet with historical archaeology Settled for the first time in 7000 BC, Burdur has been home to many civilizations and ancient Click More »

Yalova

Yalova: Surrounded by the Marmara Sea, Yalova is a peaceful and relaxing city rich in thermal springs and abundant nature. It is estimated that Yalova was founded in the 7th century BC by Bithynians from Thrace. Yalova is rich in Click More »

Karabük

Karabük Karabük is situated on an important trade route between Amasra on the coast and central Anatolia. Karabük is a town and the capital district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Karabük was built in the 1930s as the seat of the iron and steel Click More »

Photo Gallery

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Museums

The unequaled works of art and remains belonging to the many civilizations and societies that left their mark in Turkey are preserved across the centuries to welcome today’s visitors. Shedding light into history, far and recent, this legacy is well-preserved Click More »

Winter Sports

Turkey, which attracts the attention with different scenic beauties every season, offers the most beautiful ski slopes in winter. The Skiing centers of Anatolia welcome many winter sports enthusiasts and offer slopes that are suitable for a variety of winter Click More »

Water Sports

The crossroads of Europe and Asia surrounded by the Black Sea, the Mediterranean, and Aegean and Marmara seas, Turkey is the heart of water sports. Turkey is a peninsula awaiting its visitors to explore the seas of magnificently unique regions. Click More »

Outdoor Sports

For the active tourist Turkey has many mountains that offer winter sport activities . The mountains offer wonderful winter sports like skiing, mountain climbing and hiking. Enjoy the winter sports by checking out some of the to climbing sites such Click More »

Alternative Tourism

Alternative tourism options appeal to a wide range of holiday makers who are looking for options other than the classic holiday! Turkey offers a variety of alternatives and services ranging from eco-tourism as a means to commune with nature to Click More »

Antique Cities

Home to the world’s earliest settlements and numerous civilizations ranging from the tiniest of communities to the greatest of empires, Anatolia invites you to discover its ancient cities. Aphrodisias With a history dating back to 5000 BC, the ancient city Click More »

Ephesus

Ephesus Ephesus; one of the most important regions of Izmir and Turkey and the most famous Greek city of the ancient times with a heritage dating back to 6 thousand BC The ancient city of Ephesus located close to Seljuk, Click More »

Alanya

Alanya Alanya; one of nature’s most generous regions located by in front of the Toros mountains by the Mediterranean Sea and the hub of many civilizations throughout the centuries Located on a peninsula reaching into the in the Mediterranean Sea, Click More »

Uzungöl

Uzungöl Uzungöl: Located within the province of Trabzon, one of the most beautiful cities of Eastern Black Sea Region, Uzungöl, with its lush green nature and calm water, peacefully lies within a valley.   Uzungöl is the lake that also Click More »

Historical Peninsula

Historical Peninsula Historical Peninsula: A historical region which has flourished over the centuries since its earliest settlement, the Historical Peninsula hosts invaluable monuments of bygone civilizations. Also called Suriçi (Walled City) the area was founded in 685 BC and named Click More »

Selçuk

Selçuk Selçuk:  Center of many civilizations since ancient times, both sacred and historic region and the open air museum of Izmir. Selçuk, with a history dating back to 6000 BC, abounds in valuable artifacts illustrative of the culture and architecture Click More »

Safranbolu

Safranbolu Safranbolu:  A dreamy town of historical significance, Safranbolu is located in the Black Sea Region and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Mentioned in Homer’s Iliad, Safranbolu, with a history dating back to ancient times, has been one Click More »

 

Antalya is a pretty, historically rich city that has beeen located in south of Turkey on Mediterranean shore. It has been keeping the speciality that it has been an important trade center from the past untill today. The historical origin of Antalya is as old as that of humanbeing. At the south of the city, the archeological excavations and researches which have been carried out in Karain Cave in Şam Mountain located in foot of Toros Mountains from 1946 untill today, have achieved to bring to light numerous quite rich finds belong to Paleolitic and Neolitic ages.

The first settlement location of Antalya had been set on a place whose recent name is Kaleici. The remnants belong to old city, South, East and North gates have being presented untill today. The North gate has been called as City Gate, the East gate consisting three arches has been called as Emperor Hadrianus Gate and South Gate has been called as Hidirlik Gate. Today’s road starting from the port passing through the midde of the city reaching at the North gate has been located on the old road.

Antalya, which had been named as Attalia in Archaic age, has taken its name from Pergame King II.Attalos who had stayed on the throne between the years of 159 and 138 B.C Attalos who had desired to enlarge the lands of his kingdom when he had been on throne, had started campaigns to South and to East; during these campaigns, he had gotten hold of Antalya located in Pamfilya Region, then he had transformed the city into a trade center and a military base.

According to a legend, King Attalos had declared that he had been looking for an heaven that exists on earth but its location had been unknown and he had wanted his soldiers to look for it. During the conquest, the Navy of King Attalos had captured Pampilya, then they had come to Mediterranean shore. When they had reached at “Kaleici” of today, they had thought that they had found the heaven and they immediately had informed about their finding. Attalos had started to change this place into a perfect city.

As it could be seen on Roman Maps; the first name of the city was Attalia. Afterwards, this word has been transformed into Adalya, then. Sadalia and finally Antalya name has been arrived at today. Untill now, as a result of the archeological excavations and researches which have been carried out in Antalya Region, almost a hundred Archaic settlement have been achieved to bring to light. Hittite, Lidia, Persian, Ionia, Macedonian, Roman and Byzantine hints have been found in the settlements.

The settlement located in here such as Perge, Side, Demre and each of them had been important trade centers for the Anatolia of Archaic age. Another important feature of Antalya is its leadership in ship construction. There had been constructed so pretty and strong ships by consumption of hard and sweety smelling Cedar wood as main material brought from Toros Mountains. Toros Cedar had also been the most preferable type of wood in temple and palace contsructions. Thousands of trees cut on Toros Mountains and they had been transported from the port of Antalya to Islands of Aegean Sea and to Syria and Egypt.

The famous Cedar tree of Toros Mountains had been used in the construction of Suez Canal that has been opened to transportation in XIX. Century and also huge amounts of Cedar wood had been exported to U.S.A. for many years.

Antalya was in a very important position during the period of Seljuks. Because, the goods transported by trade ships come from Syria and Egypt had been generally brought to this port and they had been reshipped to Middle Anatolia Region. In 1182, Sultan 11. Kihg Asian, had wanted to take also this city after the conquest of Kiitahya. However, in 1207, Antalya have been conquered by Seljuks Empire as a result of the attacks accomplished by Giyaseddin Keyhusrev. Duing the period of Seljuks, especially in the years that Alaattin Keyubat had been on the throne, there had been constructed excellent buildings such as Yivli Minare (Ribbed Minaret), Kesik Minare (Cut Minaret), Mevlevihane (Mevlevi Lodge), Turbe (Grave) which are better than another. At the shore of Mediterranean Sea, having a temperate climate, Antalya has a dense tourist potential in each month of year. When it is being swam at the beaches, at the same time, it can be skied in Toros Mountains and it can be benifited from any kind of winter sports. Antalya is one of the leader tourism center of Turkey. As a result of the archeological excavations which have been carried out in ruins of Archaic settlements such as Perge, Termessos, Demre, Alanya and Side, very valuable archeological materials have been achieved to bring to light and they have being exhibited in Antalya museum.

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