"Antalya:The World-Famous Queen of Turkish Riviera" Antalya by Arkeolog

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I always liked Antalya. As an fan of ancient places, Antalya is a paradise for me. there are so many ancient places, museums, monuments and historical architesture in this Mediterranean city. Below you'll read more sightseeing place in Antalya.

The Mosque with Fluted Minarets which is the symbol of the city, the Murat Pasha Mosque, Tekeli Mehmet Pasha Mosque, the Kaleici (Inner Citadel) District, where the old Antalya houses are located, the Ataturk and Karalioglu parks where various exotic Mediterranean plants are grown, the Hadrianus Gate, the Ataturk and the Archaeological Museums are worth seeing. The Lara beach to the east and the Konyaalti beach to the west of the city are ideal for swimming. Besides these beaches, there are also two water parks in Antalya in which various water games are played.

Museum of Antalya

This museum offers a great collection of Ancient Roman sculpture form Antalya and its enviroinment. Colossal statues of Hermes, Heracles and Satyr just breath-taking.

The Prehistory section includes an amazing collection of artifacts recovered from the Karain Cave at Burdur (the largest inhabited cave in Turkey, with findings dating back 50,000 years and representing the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Chalcolithic, and Bronze Ages.) The Gallery of the Gods gives you the chance to walk among the protagonists of classic mythology, through grand statues of Zeus, Apollo, Athena, Aphrodite, and the like, followed by statues of the Emperor/Gods Hadrian and Traian in the Roman Room. The Sarcophagus Gallery is a rich exhibition of intricately carved tombs, one of which was considerately returned by the J. Paul Getty Museum, after having found its way out of the country. The Antalya Museum devotes an entire room to coins; the chronological display represents 2,500 years of Anatolian history. Considering that this is such a rich collection, it's positively mind-boggling to realize that 25,000 to 30,000 artifacts are buried in storage.

  • Last visit to Antalya: Sep 2008
  • Intro Updated Feb 19, 2009
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  • starship's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2009 at 5:37 AM

    I hope to visit Turkey again, and see the beautiful Antalya by the sea!

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2009 at 1:51 PM

    Nice to read your page. Now I realise that it is too long ago I visited Turkey for the last time. I hope to come back soon. I was two times in Antalya and 5 times in Turkey.

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2009 at 1:13 AM

    Lovely and interesting page with great photos. Bring back fond memories of our trip there. Thanks for sharing. ~ho & pang

  • PierreZA's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2009 at 1:06 AM

    A very nice page, I will have to read more of your pages on Turkey!

  • whitecliff62's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2005 at 8:14 AM

    Hi and thank you for checking out my Dalyan page, you are so lucky to live in Turkey, i can't get enough of your country, can't wait for my next trip in sep to Alanya.

  • Alikatt's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2004 at 3:08 PM

    Awesome pics, page. I would like to go rafting in Antalya next year perhaps. I missed doing it this summer. Thanks again for the lovely pictures. Now I am starting to miss Turkey again...

  • shivan's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2004 at 6:02 AM

    lovely page!

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2002 at 1:43 AM

    Good to get someone who knows his stuff!

  • JudyinPA's Profile Photo
    Aug 13, 2002 at 4:27 AM

    What a fascinating job you must have. Beautiful page

  • LittleWonder's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2002 at 4:03 PM

    You have a very interesting job!

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