One of the oldest part of Antalya and the central point. Antalya was founded by the Pergamon King Attalos and it is beleived that the name of the city derives from Attalos. Antalya lies along the Mediterranean Sea and situated in southern Turkey. It has always been very important port city and a harbour for the sailors troughout the history. The Turkish Empire Seljuks made Antalya winter capital city rather than Konya. The Seljuks built defense walls all around the city and they still can be seen today. Within the old city there are many ancient Turkish houses with “cumba” an oriel window. The old town houses some other historical remaining suh as; The Hadrian Gate, built by the Romans on behalf of the Emperor Hadrian upon his visit to Antalya i 130 AD. The gate has three arches and corinthian style. Hıdırlık Tower, built in 2C AD by the Romans and it is located on the southwest of the Old Town, by the dominating spot of the cliffs. Tower has a small room in the first floor and in the upper gallery, there is a observation spot where they could follow the ships or any reaching invasion to the city. The Clock Tower, once Antalya surrounded with a defense wall but there is a small part exists today. They renovated the last part of the defense wall and added a clock in the honor of Sultan Abdulhamid to celebrate his 25th anniversary of his ascent to the throne.While walking the down to the water, the ancient port is coming where we stop for a while and take a rest while follow the ships and breathing Mediterranen fresh air.
The Konyaaltı Beach is located in western Antalya and 10 km. to the city center. In the ancient times the beach was in Lycia civilizitaion and the ancient name was Olbia. Today, Konyaaltı Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Turkey and Mediterranean Sea. With many resort hotels, bars, cafes and water sports, the beach attracts the visitor.
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