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Antalya is one of the oldest yet most modern cities in Turkey. It is located in the southwestern region and is bordered by the Tauras Mountains. Antalya is famous as a Turkish resort city since it is home to several stunning beaches flanked by large and luxurious Las Vegas style resorts. It is as popular with couples looking for a romantic getaway as it is with families looking for an unforgettable trip.
Antalya was founded in 150 BC and was initially named Atallia in honour of its founder Attalos II. As it was a part of the Ottoman, Byzantine, Greek and Roman empires, the city is home to many historical architectural attractions. Most of these mosques, masjids, Turkish baths and tombs are centred in Kaleici, the old centre of Antalya. Interestingly, Kaleici is also home to many hotels, bars, clubs, and shopping centres which have retained their historical character. Cumhuriyet Square is the main centre of Antalya and a popular spot for tourists. On either side of the city are two famous beaches, Konyaalti Beach on the west and Lara Beach on the east.
Antalya is popular for its vibrant nightlife, besides its many beaches and historical sites. The city comes alive at night with scenic viewpoints, romantic dinner cruises and blustering bars. However, to feel the true essence of Turkey, visit the exotic bazaars buzzing with vendors and locals. With a lovely climate and a friendly vibe, Antalya is one of the cities with it all.
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