The Treasure of SION..
The treasure was found by accident by a peasant in the antique city of Korydalla by Kumluca in 1963.This treasure consist of church liturgical silver vessels such as;an oil lamp,a cencer,the cover of a Bible,a bordered tray and silver liturgical vessels and covers.
A part of this rare and eye catching trasure was shamefully stolen and smuggled abroad in the year it was found.This stolen items are still displayed in the Byzantine Research Institute Dumbarton Oaks,Washington,USA.
This treasury can be dated to the 6th century A.D and it belonged to the Monastry of SION,located in antique Myra(Demre) city.
The Hall of Icons and coins.
Konyaalti cad.No 1 Antalya
The historical theater of...
The historical theater of Aspendos
It dates back to the 5th century B.C. The theater which was built in the 2nd century A.D. was periodically repaired by the Seljuks who used it as a caravansaray. It is one of the best preserved theaters to be found today. Allowing 0.50 m. per seat, the theater holds 7000 spectators, with an additional 500 in the orchestra. Today it is used for concerts, festivals and grease wrestling events. In addition to the theater the agora, basilica, nymphaeum and 15 km. of aqueducts are to be seen.
When you are in Antalya, you shall be looking for a place to swim.. The two good alternatives are the "Konyaalti Beach" and " Lara Beach..
Konyaalti beach is just very near to the city centre and you can rach there by tram also..
When we were in antalya, we have also visited the beach and on the picture you can see the entrance to the beach..
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"The Turquoise Riviera"
Set amid amazing scenery of sharp contrasts, Antalya, Turkey's principal holiday resort, is an attractive city with shady palm-lined boulevards and a prize-winning marina. In the picturesque old quarter, Kaleici, narrow, winding streets and old wooden houses abut the ancient city walls. Since its founding in the second century B.C. by Attalos II, a king of Pergamon, Antalya has been continuously inhabited. The Romans, Byzantines and Seljuks successively occupied the city before it came under Ottoman rule.
At Antalya, the pine-clad Toros Mountains sweep down to the sparkling clear sea forming an irregular coastline of rocky headlands and secluded coves. The region, bathed in sunshine for 300 days of the year, is a paradise of sunbathing and swimming and of sporting activities such as windsurfing, water skiing, sailing, rafting, mountain climbing and hunting. If you come to Antalya in March and April, you may ski the mountains in the mornings and swim in the warm waters of the Mediterranean in the afternoons. Important historic sites and beautiful mosques await your discovery amid a landscape of pine forests, olive and citrus groves and palm, avocado and banana plantations. Perge, 18 km from Antalya along the east coast, is an important city of ancient Pamphylian. It was originally settled by the Hittites around 1500 B.C. The city features the remains of a theater and a handsome city gate.
Also east of Antalya, the town of Aspendos features the best-preserved theater of antiquity. The Aspendos Theater, with seating for 15,000, is still in use today. Nearby stand the remains of a basilica, agora and one of the largest aqueducts in Anatolia.
The Turquoise Coast is Turkey's tourism capital. Its full range of accommodations, sunny climate, warm hospitality and variety of excursions and activities make it a perfect holiday spot and popular venue for meetings and conferences.