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Eight Epic Things to Do In Antalya, Turkey

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  From ancient ruins to beachside retreats, here are the absolute best things to do in Antalya, Turkey. Straddling both continental limits and the boundary between ancient and modern times, Turkey is a fascinating destination for history buffs and adventure addicts alike. While most explore the intricately decorated millennia-old mosques and buzzing covered markets of Istanbul, the harbourside city of Antalya receives far less footfall. The Best Things To Do In Antalya With the preserved streets of its old town a hive of history, the huge selection of idyllic beach hotels geared towards utter relaxation located along its coast and the […]

After a disastrous year turkey hopes to revive its tourism

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Antalya, Turkey’s second main destination, after Istanbul, aims to revive tourism this summer, after a disastrous year. Last year’s acts of violence, including the attempted coup in July last year, but also Russia‘s decision to suspend charter flights to Turkey, hit the country’s tourism intensely. The total number of foreign tourists who visited the country in 2016 dropped to 23 million, from over 36 million people in the previous year, according to the statistics released by Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. “Germany takes the first place by its share of 15,34% (3 890 074) in the comparison of arriving […]

Model tank submerged underwater in Turkey’s Antalya

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  A model tank from 1960 is set to be submerged 20 meters underwater off the coast of the Mediterranean seaside resort of Kaş in Turkey’s Antalya province, to serve diving tourism. The U.S.-made 45-ton tank was previously stored hundreds of kilometers away in the Central Anatolian province of Konya. The tank, procured from the Turkish military, has already been brought to Kaş and submerged 5 meters below the surface of the water at the town’s marina, with the efforts of the Antalya Governor’s Office. In the event of suitable weather conditions, the tank will be carried to its next […]

Antalya Governor – We Are No Longer Safe Anywhere

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The violence acts that occurred in Turkey in the last year hit very strong the country’s tourism, along with the ban on charter flights from Russia, decreased the number of foreign visitors by 37 percent in 2016, compared to the previous year. Thus, in order to make people feel safe during their vacations, Turkish authorities focused on increasing the security measures. Despite the fact that his country was hit by outbreaks of violence, Antalya’s Governor says people are not safe anywhere now, but he emphasised that Antalya increased the security to ensure foreign visitors that they will have a safe […]

Turkey brings back Ottoman sports to revive past glory

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ISTANBUL, Turkey (AFP) – Brandishing their javelins and letting out a bloodcurdling war cry, the Ottoman horsemen charge at a thunderous gallop. Suddenly one is hit and thrown from his horse — making dozens of children gasp as they film the scene on their smartphones. It may be 2017, but Istanbul rolled back the years last weekend with the Ethnic Sports Cultural Festival (EKF), which aims to promote the sports practised by modern Turks’ ancestors — from the nomadic horsemen of Central Asia to the Janissaries, the elite troops of the Ottoman empire. More than 800 athletes took part in […]

The Turquoise Coast: 16 Things To Do In Antalya, Turkey

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1. Canyon and raft through Antalya’s beautiful landscape Source: Wikimedia There is no better way to connect with nature than to explore it through adrenaline-driving activities, such as canyoning and rafting. Become one with the landscape as you climb, swim, and row through it. Even though the scenery alone is worth the tour, you will also gain a great experience of canyoning and rafting. If you are interested, check out Fortune Rafting. They provide canyoning and rafting tours, which include transport, lunch, and safety equipment.   Fortune Rafting Address: Karabük Mahallesi Köprülü Kanyon Manavgat, Antalya, Turkey Duration: 1.5 hours for […]

Antalya Tour

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If you wish to travel to Turkey and want information on Antalya Turkey’re not bad to know: Antalya, Antalya Province and major cities and tourist center is Turkey. The city is considered as the center of tourism and recreation in Turkey is a great attraction. The city is beautiful boulevards with palm trees and harbors panache. In the old part of the city and its spectacular Agee’s Calais region. Specific tissue region that includes streets are narrow and winding with old houses surrounded by old walls, attracted much attention. Investing in Antalya as an area with beautiful beaches, lush mountains […]

All You Need to Know About Hadrian’s Gate, the Famous Arch in Antalya

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Located right on Atatürk Boulevard in Antalya’s city center, Hadrian’s Gate is a stunning historic ruin that dates back to 130 AD. Built to commemorate Emperor Hadrian’s visit, it managed to survive the wear and tear of time and humanity. When you’re wandering around Antalya, it’s impossible not to walk past one of the city’s most important historic sights: Hadrian’s Gate. The gate, which dates all the way back to 130 AD, was originally built to commemorate Roman Emperor Hadrian’s visit to Attaleia (as Antalya was known back then). It’s no surprise that this historical edifice also happens to be […]

5 Things to Do in Antalya, Turkey

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I recently visited Turkey for the INFLOW travel summit. After a few days in Istanbul, we headed south to the most famous resort town of Antalya. The city is famous for having some of the best Roman ruins in antiquity and is home to many historical ruins, places of natural beauty and gorgeous beaches. Without further ado here are 5 things to do in Antalya, Turkey! Antalya Town This town was once seen simply as the gateway to the Turkish Riviera, but today it’s very much a destination in its own right. It is situated on the Gulf of Antalya, […]

Secret of Burning Stones Revealed

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  Yanartaş, a naturally occurring fire that burns constantly in Çıralı in the southern province of Antalya’s Kemer district, is connected with the natural gas beds in the eastern Mediterranean, scientists have discovered. Natural gas has also been detected to the south of Çıralı, while natural gas beds have been discovered in a number of locations in the sea in recent years, particularly off Cyprus, Israel and Palestine and Egypt. A holiday haven, Çıralı is also known for methane gas which has been burning for centuries among stones in various spots very close to the beach. Known as the burning […]