Antalya, also known as the Turkish Riviera, where the pine-clad Toros (Taurus) Mountains sweep down to the sparkling clear sea, is the tourism capital of Turkey.
The region, bathed in sunshine for 300 days of the year, is a paradise for sunbathing, swimming and water sports, yachting, trekking, mountaineering and golf.
If you come to Antalya in March or April, you can even ski at Saklıkent in the mornings and in the afternoons swim in the warm waters of the Mediterranean. The tourism sector in the region of Antalya had small beginnings in the 1960 and was first confined mainly to the domestic market with state holiday camps and holiday homes, but it was in the mid 1980s that the fledgling international tourism sector started to take off.
Today we are confident that all your requirements and more can be satisfied here. There are not many places that can boast both, extreme good value for money and high standards of accommodation and service, a warm, sunny climate and an exhaustive range of leisure facilities.
The over 600 km long coast features about 1,000 classified hotels with a capacity of 500,000 beds. The people are friendly and welcoming, the food is delicious and excellent shopping opportunities, a rich culture and fascinating history are waiting to be explored