Antalya Living

Explore Turkey: Beyond Istanbul

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  Explore Turkey: Beyond Istanbul     Turkey is an interesting blend of Eastern European, Middle Eastern, and Central Asian culture and the diverse architectural styles, historical sights and delicious food reflect some of the best features of this mix. With three coastlines bordering the Black Sea, Aegean Sea and Mediterranean Sea, Turkey boasts stunning beaches enclosed by lush green valleys and sheer cliffs. Meanwhile the county’s mountainous interior is home to numerous rock-hewn churches and cave dwellings, historical cities, and a dazzling lake district. Putting together a list of highlights can be a little tricky but here’s a few […]

Exploring Turkey’s tourism capital of Antalya

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Exploring Turkey’s tourism capital of Antalya Once known as Pamphylia, modern day Antalya is now dubbed ‘Turkey’s tourism capital’. Its sun drenched turquoise coastline, mountainous backdrops, and ancient history attract visitors in their millions. It offers high contrast and variety; from the sublime, to the hairless. Sun worshippers can cook in 300 days of annual sunshine, with average temperatures reaching 28°C. Whilst their intrepid counterparts can trek through the snowcapped Taurus mountains. Huge theme parks are a short drive from remarkable ancient ruins. Hidden networks of waterfalls lye within a shanked tee off, from Nick Faldo designed golf courses. And […]

Expo 2016 Antalya Observation Tower

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Expo 2016 Antalya Observation Tower The major structure of the iconic tower was focused on representing EXPO 2016 and a design to symbolize Antalya. At the heart of Mediterranean, Antalya carries the trace of ancient history surrounded by a splendid natural beauty. With a prospective climatic state and an average temperature of 35°C and 300 days a year being sunshine, Antalya becomes one of the vibrant touristic city in the world. Focused on botanic, EXPO 2016 Antalya along with the motto “A green life for future generation” adopted the theme as “Flowers and Children”. Along with its motto and the […]

East of Antalya: 7 spectacular reasons to visit Cukurova

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From atmospheric streets, to castles in the sea and monasteries on mountain tops, we leave one of Manchester Airport’s big summer destinations behind to discover an incredible landscape.  Covering more than 300,000 square miles, spanning two continents, and bordering on eight countries, it doesn’t take long to realise Turkey is rather difficult to define. Although dwarfed by the size of the Ottoman Empire that once used Constantinople- now Istanbul- as its capital, even the modern borders are vast enough to incorporate a multitude of cultures, landscapes, and people. Nevertheless, for the majority of Britons Turkey invokes one of two stereotypes- either the sprawling metropoles […]

My Impression of Antalya City – Cold Turkey Now

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My Impression of Antalya City After spending two nights at the White Angel Hotel in Konyaalti, I checked out at around 11.30 and walked to the bus stop after the buffet breakfast, which was very good by the way. I was booked at a three-star boutique hotel for two nights in the city center of Antalya to get a chance to have a better feel of the overall city life. What are People Like in Antalya- Modern or Traditional? What I noticed in the first two days of my trip, though, was the number of women in Western outfits as […]