Antalya Province is the most important and the largest tourism city in the south of Turkey. It is located in the west of the Mediterranean region. There are Taurus mountains on the back of Antalya. Antalya Province has become the sixth largest province of Turkey by growing rapidly in the field of tourism since 1980. İt is a pretty city economically based on trade, agriculture and tourism. From past to present, Antalya has hosted many famous civilizations in the history. The most ancient cities such as Lycians, Pamphilians, Lydians, Byzantines, the Romans Seljuk and Ottomans is all located in Antalya region. Most of Turkey s vegetable production is made in Alanya, Kaş, Kalkan and Patra.
The Hittite state, which is one of the most important periods of Antalya province, was established in the Middle Anatolia in the first place, but later reached to Antalya. İt is mentioned in the Greek mythology that due to the destruction of the Hittite Empire, there was migration of Akads to the region.
In the last Seljuk period, Anatolia went under the population of Ilhanians after 1300 during the Anatolian Turkish principalities and Antalya began to establish tribes and principalities in the Westends.