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Top 10Antalya

Established as a naval base for King Attalus II in the 2nd century BC, Antalya evolved under alternating periods of Christian and Muslim domination that ended with its absorption into the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century. Today, vast hotels and apartment blocks line the city’s superb beaches at Konyaaltı and Lara, and the region’s farmland and greenhouses provide over 60 per cent of Turkey’s fruit and vegetable needs. The enormously atmospheric Old Town (Kaleiçi) remains the focus for visitors to this vibrant city.

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Konyaaltı Beach

Antalya’s famous pebble beach, awarded a Blue Flag ...

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