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Antalya
All of the right elements come together to make this sun-drenched Mediterranean town on the Turkish Riviera a major holiday resort. The beautiful crescent bay, dramatic cliffs and jagged mountains contribute to a stunning backdrop. It is an attractive city with shady palm-lined boulevards and a prize-winning marina. In the picturesque old quarter, narrow streets and old wooden houses huddle against the ancient city walls.

Since its founding in the 2nd century B.C. by the Pergamon king, Attalos II, Antalya has been continuously inhabited. The Romans, Byzantines and Seljuks successively occupied the town before it came under Ottoman rule.

The port has always been busy through trade with Crete, Cyprus and Egypt. Since the 1960s, agriculture, light industry and tourism have encouraged the city's rapid growth. Renovations have been carried out over the past few years to restore historical monuments and buildings in the old town, many of which have been converted into charming inns and guest houses.

Although the beaches are out of town, Antalya itself draws visitors who come here to see the old town with its picturesque harbor and the excellent Archaeological Museum. Its outstanding exhibits provide fascinating glimpses into ancient and modern life of the region.

In the surrounding area are additional attractions such as Aspendos, Perge and Side. Their remains of antiquity are considered among the most impressive sites in Anatolia.
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Ship: Crystal Serenity
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Eastern Mediterranean 2015: Secrets of Turkey including the Turquoise Coast 2015 from $3,095.00 (USD)
Tour Type: Hidden JourneysBrochure Type: Eastern Mediterranean 2015Travelling in a small group means we can explore Turkey's Turquoise Coast by small roads and sea - with four nights on our yacht exploring beautiful coves and islets as we sail from M...
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Tour Type: Country ExplorerBrochure Type: Eastern Mediterranean 2015The calm of Anzac cove and the Lone Pine cemetery introduces this exploration into Turkey, where ancient ruins and Whirling Dervishes map your path towards Istanbul's Blue Mosque.
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Tour Type: Country ExplorerBrochure Type: Eastern Mediterranean 2015The calm of Anzac cove and the Lone Pine cemetery introduces this exploration into Turkey, where ancient ruins and Whirling Dervishes map your path towards Istanbul's Blue Mosque.
Cruises


1633 - Piraeus (Athens), Greece to Piraeus (Athens), Greece
From $4,450.00 (USD)

Destination: Europe
Ship: Silver Cloud


5531 - Piraeus (Athens), Greece to Piraeus (Athens), Greece
From $5,250.00 (USD)

Destination: Europe
Ship: Silver Spirit


7320 - Bazaars & Basilicas
From $6,085.00 (USD)

Destination: Europe
Ship: Crystal Serenity
Tours


Eastern Mediterranean 2015: Secrets of Turkey including the Turquoise Coast 2015
From $3,095.00 (USD)

Tour Type: Hidden JourneysBrochure Type: Eastern Mediterranean 2015Travelling in a small group means we can explore Turkey's Turquoise Coast by small roads and sea - with four nights on our yacht exploring beautiful coves and islets as we sail from M...


Eastern Mediterranean 2015: Best of Turkey plus 7 day Aegean Cruise Premier 2015
From $4,383.00 (USD)

Tour Type: Country ExplorerBrochure Type: Eastern Mediterranean 2015The calm of Anzac cove and the Lone Pine cemetery introduces this exploration into Turkey, where ancient ruins and Whirling Dervishes map your path towards Istanbul's Blue Mosque.