Antalya is located on the southwest coast of Turkey, and is quickly becoming popular for its ancient history and modern life-style. The town has quickly become a hot spot for tourists, seeking a sunny Mediterranean climate. It’s not only the warm temperature which draws in the tourists, the well preserved Roman-Ottoman quarter of Kaleici offers an amazing view of the surrounding mountains, as well as the Roman style harbour. Antalya( also known as the Turkish Riviera, where the pine-clad Taurus Mountains stretch down to the sparkling clear sea), is the tourism capital of Turkey.
The region, where the sun shines for 300 days of the year, is a paradise for sunbathing, swimming, water sports, yachting, trekking, mountaineering and golf. The modern tourism sector activities in the region of Antalya started in the early 1960s, and they were first confined mainly to the domestic market, for which Public holiday camps and holiday homes were opened. But it was in the mid 1980s that the fledgling international tourism sector started to take off.