One of the oldest parts of Antalya and the central point. The Pergamon King Attalos founded Antalya, and it is believed that the name of the city derives from Attalos. Antalya lies along the Mediterranean Sea and is situated in southern Turkey. It has always been a significant port city and a harbor for sailors throughout history. The Turkish Empire Seljuks made Antalya the 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 townhouses have some other historical remains, such as; The Hadrian Gate, built by the Romans on behalf of 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 is located southwest of the Old Town, by the cliffs’ dominating spot. Tower has a small room on the first floor, and in the upper gallery, there is an observation spot where they could follow the ships or any reaching invasion to the city. The Clock Tower, once Antalya surrounded by a defense wall, but there is a small part that exists today. They renovated the last part of the defense wall and added a clock in honor of Sultan Abdulhamid to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his ascent to the throne. While walking down to the water, the ancient port is coming where we stop for a while and rest while following the ships and breathing Mediterranean fresh air.
Konyaaltı Beach has located in western Antalya and is 10 km. from the city center. In ancient times, the beach was in Lycia civilization, and the ancient name was Olbia. Today, Konyaaltı Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Turkey and the Mediterranean Sea. With many resort hotels, bars, cafes, and water sports, the beach attracts visitors.
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