Located in the Mediterranean sea, Antalya is a Turkish city, and is known as the gateway to the southern Mediterranean region. The city of Antalya is known for its natural beauty and luxurious beaches. The city is home to several ancient ruins. The city's ruins are scattered around the city's coastline. Some of the best places to visit in Antalya are the ancient cities of Perge and Aspendos. These ancient cities are part of the Day Trip.
Perge is a beautiful archaeological site. This ancient city was founded around 1000 BC. In the second century BCE, the Perge Triumphal Arch was built. This arch was built to commemorate the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Today, the Perge Arch is a tourist attraction and a part of Antalya Museum. The museum has historical monuments from three ancient cities: Perge, Phaselis and Aspendos. The museum also houses the largest Ottoman collection in the world. The museum is divided into three exhibition halls.
The museum is located in the Konyaalti district of Antalya. The museum was originally located in the Alaaddin Mosque in Kaleici. The museum was relocated to its current building in 1962. There are thirteen large exhibition halls. There is also a small open-air museum. The museum exhibits ancient sculptures and artifacts. It also has an aquarium. The aquarium displays the different seas and oceans in the world.
The museum also houses the Snow World Ice Museum. The museum has a house of St. Nicholas. You can also visit the Snow World Ice Museum in winter. The museum is located indoors and houses igloos and houses of the saint.
There are several package tours to the ancient cities of Perge and Aspendos. These tours include transportation, lunch and rafting. These tours can be booked through most coastal towns along the Turkish Riviera. Some companies even offer a day trip, including Perge, Side, Aspendos and Waterfalls.
Another interesting monument in Antalya is the Ataturk Monument. The Ataturk Monument was built in 1964 to commemorate Turkey's rise to power. You can see the monument from the harbor in Antalya. The bronze handiwork represents Turkey's history. The monument is a beautiful work of art.
Another famous landmark in Antalya is the Hadrian's Gate. This gate is the main entrance to the Kaleici neighborhood. The gate has two old towers and three arches, which have been lined with pillars. The gate is also known for its ceiling carvings. The gate is surrounded by pillars and composite column capitals. The entblature has been preserved with original rosettes.
The ancient Hidirlik Tower is another landmark in Antalya. The tower is a 14 meter high cylindrical tower. The tower was built in the 2nd century to watch over the Old Harbor. The tower is an interesting attraction for picnickers.
The ancient cities of Cirali and Olympos are another popular tourist attraction in Antalya. These cities are located near each other. You can reach both of these cities from a short walk. The beaches of Olympos and Cirali are also worth visiting. There are also ruins of the ancient cities of Olympos and Cirali.