Antalya as being the principal holiday resort of Turkey is located in the west of the Mediterranean region. Both the unique historical and natural attraction lended the city its highly esteemed status among the other touristic locales.
Its prize-winning marina, picturesque old quarter of Kaleici, and old wooden houses that are strewn alongside the ancient city walls are the chief landmarks that testify the unsurpassed splendor of the city. In ancient times Antalya embraced all Pamphylia, which means "the land of all tribes". The land really deserves the name since it has staged many successive civilizations throughout history. Specifically some historical and natural riches of Antalya in respect to their aptness for tourism facilities are mentioned below.
DAILY EXCURSIONS/ SIGHTSEEING FACILTIES IN THE ‘HAVEN OF NATURE’
WATERFALLS: Waterfalls stand for one of the chief components of natural beauties of the region. Namely tourism exploration facilities for waterfalls are focused on Upper Duden, Lower Duden, Kursunlu waterfalls. Both upper Duden and Lower Duden waterfalls are located 14 km northeast of Antalya. Kursunlu waterfall is located 18 km from Antalya. In addition to the waterfalls, there is a lake named Nilufer that possesses the unrivalled charm of the nature.
BEACHES: The Lara beach lies about 12 km to the east. Sliding to the west, pebbled Konyaalti beach, which offers a magnifigue view of mountain-rage, rests as the pristine beaches of the Mediterranean.
The vista is enriched a little farther along from the Bey Daglari, national park and Topcam Beach and culminated to the highest level at Tunektepe Hill.
Antalya not also enchants the visitors for the summer tourism facilities but also for the winter tourism activities as well. Namely Saklikent, which is 50 km away from the Antalya, is an ideal winter sports resort. In March and April you can plunge in the cotton flakes of the snow and try your hand at skiing down the slopes. Least but not the last, you can as well penetrate into the wild life sanctuary at Duzlercami park.
On the eastern side of Can Mountain, 30 km from Antalya, Karain Cave, which dates from the Paleothic Age is acknowledged to be the site of the oldest settlement in Turkey.
At the outskirts of the Gulluk Mountain situated at the northwest of Antalya, the ruins of the city of Thermessos are scattered around which is the testament of the fact that the nature and the history is a deeply entwined phenomenon of Antalya.