Antalya Living

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 […]

What a TV Series Tells Us About Erdogan’s Turkey

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ISTANBUL — With President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey visiting President Trump in Washington this week, it might be useful to briefly turn away from the conventional explanatory sources and consider a wildly popular television series that is capturing the zeitgeist in Turkey. Over three bombastic seasons so far, “Dirilis: Ertugrul” (Resurrection: Ertugrul) has described medieval campaigns waged by Turks against Christian enemies. Focusing on the life of Ertugrul Bey, father of Osman Bey, the 13th-century founder of the Ottoman Empire, the series leads television ratings in Turkey every week. Its loaded tagline: “A nation’s awakening.” This chimes with the […]

Holiday in Turkey? Prime Minister has THIS message for you over safety

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Prices on trips to Antalya and other beach destinations have been slashed after a number of violent events in the country. Islamic State terror attacks, such as a bloody massacre on New year’s eve, a failed coup in July 2016 and a number of bombings have put people off entering the nation which borders Syria. However, speaking in London, the country’s prime minister said it is as safe to visit Istanbul as it is Ankara. Binali Yildirim said: “British people know Turkey very well and they know it as a great tourism destination. I can guarantee that as safe as […]