Turkey has many touristy places, but Antalya tops them all. This beautiful city is situated at the Mediterranean coast and hosts 15 million tourists every year. The reason for this city being touristy is completely justified because of its fabulous climate, excellent souvenir shops, stunning views, beaches, and interesting past.
While roaming the city, explore the small shops, restaurants, and boutiques. On the other hand, you will surely get attracted to the souvenirs. Nevertheless, do not forget to haggle for the best price. Leather bags are necessary buy thing while you are in Antalya but do not buy it for double the price. Not only this, but there are also yet many other things where you need to haggle. Antalya even has fancy resorts, apartments, and condominiums. There are even 5-star hotels along with mid-range hotels, which makes the beautiful city of Turkey a perfect destination for both budget friendly and lavish travellers.
However, there are even travellers who love history more than the scenic beauty of a place. For such travellers Antalya even has a lot to offer. Antalya is the recent name of this beautiful place, but this city was known by different names earlier. The original name was Pamphylia and then, in the 2nd century King Attalos II had named it as Attalai. This land has a history that dates back to thousands of years where the Romans, Seljuks, Ottomans and Byzantines were playing their parts in making Antalya rich historically. The entire region of Antalya includes Kas, Kalkan, Kemer and Side whereas these places attract both foreigners and Turks.
Mostly, the tourist and locals from for part of the country choose Resorts as their accommodation as these resorts has the charm and feel of their own. However, this the reason behind many people like the strong expat communities happily accepting Antalya as their home. This feeling of homeliness is even due to the locals as well. The people of Antalya are very friendly and helpful and on your trip you can be unhesitant go to them for any kind of help.
Apart from the friendly people, Antalya even has other factors of being famous amid the tourists. The annual Aspendos Ballet and Opera festival is one of the reasons. This festival takes place in the ruins of historical theatre, which bears the same name. Moreover, if you plan to visit Antalya during the festive season then do not miss the opportunity to be a part of the sand sculpting at the Lara Beach.
If you are thinking about how to get around Antalya then the best option is public transport. You will find two public buses right outside the airport. On the other hand, you can even get around the city using Minibuses as well. There are even taxis, but if you are thinking about saving some money on the trip then shuttles are the best choice. Bear in mind that it is important to bargain about the price before you book a cab.
Antalya is such a place where you can enjoy the journey at any time of the year. This beautiful city of Turkey has everything for every traveller. If you visit during the summer season then, you will be able to enjoy the sun. However, during the winters there will be less crowd and during the rainy season do not forget to carry the umbrella so that you can enjoy the beauty of the city as the rain makes Antalya even more beautiful.