Antalya

 

Antalya (Turkish pronunciation: [anˈtalja]) is the eighth most populous city in Turkey and the capital of its eponymous province. Located on Anatolia‘s flourishing southwest coast bordered by the Taurus Mountains, Antalya is the largest Turkish city on the Mediterranean coast with over one million people in its metropolitan area.[2][3]

The city that is now Antalya was first settled around 200 BC by the Attalid dynasty of Pergamon, which was soon subdued by the Romans. Roman rule saw Antalya thrive, including the construction of several new monuments, such as Hadrian’s Gate, and the proliferation of neighboring cities. The city has changed hands several times, including to the Byzantine Empire in 1207 and an expanding Ottoman Empire in 1391.[4] Ottoman rule brought relative peace and stability for the next five-hundred years. The city was transferred to Italian suzerainty in the aftermath of World War I, but was recaptured by a newly independent Turkey in the War of Independence.

Antalya is Turkey’s biggest international sea resort, located on the Turkish Riviera.[5] Large-scale development and governmental funding has promoted tourism. A record 12.5 million tourists passed through the city in 2014.[6]

Antalya was the host city for the 2015 G-20 summit. Also the host city of EXPO 2016.

Climate data for Antalya
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 23.9
(75)
25.9
(78.6)
28.6
(83.5)
36.4
(97.5)
38.0
(100.4)
44.8
(112.6)
45.0
(113)
44.6
(112.3)
42.1
(107.8)
37.7
(99.9)
33.0
(91.4)
25.4
(77.7)
45
(113)
Average high °C (°F) 14.9
(58.8)
15.5
(59.9)
18.0
(64.4)
21.3
(70.3)
25.5
(77.9)
30.9
(87.6)
34.2
(93.6)
34.2
(93.6)
31.2
(88.2)
26.6
(79.9)
21.1
(70)
16.6
(61.9)
24.17
(75.51)
Daily mean °C (°F) 9.9
(49.8)
10.4
(50.7)
12.7
(54.9)
16.2
(61.2)
20.5
(68.9)
25.4
(77.7)
28.4
(83.1)
28.2
(82.8)
24.8
(76.6)
20.0
(68)
14.9
(58.8)
11.4
(52.5)
18.57
(65.42)
Average low °C (°F) 5.9
(42.6)
6.2
(43.2)
8.0
(46.4)
11.2
(52.2)
15.0
(59)
19.6
(67.3)
22.7
(72.9)
22.7
(72.9)
19.3
(66.7)
15.2
(59.4)
10.6
(51.1)
7.5
(45.5)
13.66
(56.6)
Record low °C (°F) −3.4
(25.9)
−4.6
(23.7)
−1.6
(29.1)
1.4
(34.5)
6.7
(44.1)
11.1
(52)
14.8
(58.6)
15.3
(59.5)
10.6
(51.1)
4.9
(40.8)
0.8
(33.4)
−1.9
(28.6)
−4.6
(23.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 234.2
(9.22)
160.7
(6.327)
96.8
(3.811)
46.2
(1.819)
30
(1.18)
9.6
(0.378)
2.2
(0.087)
2.5
(0.098)
12.3
(0.484)
67.7
(2.665)
131.9
(5.193)
263.3
(10.366)
1,057.4
(41.628)
Average rainy days 12.3 10.8 9.0 7.2 5.6 2.9 1.4 1.4 2.3 5.8 7.5 12.0 78.2
Mean monthly sunshine hours 139.5 156.8 204.6 219.0 288.3 297.0 310.0 279.0 237.0 213.9 162.0 133.3 2,640.4
 

 

 

Average sea temperature:[25]

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
18 °C (64 °F) 17 °C (63 °F) 17 °C (63 °F) 18 °C (64 °F) 21 °C (70 °F) 25 °C (77 °F) 28 °C (82 °F) 29 °C (84 °F) 27 °C (81 °F) 25 °C (77 °F) 21 °C (70 °F) 19 °C (66 °F) 22.0 °C (71.6 °F)

 

 

AREA: 20.815 km²

POPULATION: 1.132.211 (1990)

TRAFFIC CODE: 07

DISTRICTS: Antalya (center), Akseki, Alanya, Elmalı, Finike, Gazipaşa, Gündoğmuş, Kale, Kaş, Kemer, Korkuteli, Kumluca, Manavgat, Serik.

SITES OF INTEREST: Lâra, Karpuzkaldıran, Side, Konyaaltı, İncekum and Kaş beaches, Çıralı recreation area, Düden and Manavgat water falls, Antalya coastal water falls, Düzler pine forest, Demre mineral springs, Damlataş, Kadini and Karain caves, Köprülü Kanyon, Sahil and Termessos National Parks, Aspendos, Perge, Side, Olympos, Xanthos, Termessos and Myra antique cities, Athena Temple, Fluted Minaret, Korkud, Murad Pasha and Kale Mosques, Karatay Complex, Evdür, Alara Şarapsa inns, Antalya and Alanya castles, Antalya Regional Museum, Lykia rock graves at Kalkan, Kaş and Demre regions

Camps

Olimpos Mocamp
Kalkan Yolu Üzeri
Tel: (242) 836 22 52

Kaş Camping
Yaşar Yazıcı Cad.
Tel: (242) 836 10 50

Can Mocamp
Kalkan Yolu Üzeri
Tel: (242) 836 15 41

Mico Camping
Kemer / Antalya
Tel: (242) 814 17 91

Ovedland Camping
Kemer
Tel: (242) 814 16 45

Kındıl Çeşme Camping
Kemer / Antalya
Tel: (242) 814 10 75

Turban Camping Beldibi
Kemer / Antalya
Tel: (242) 824 81 05

Erman Camping
Beldibi Kemer / Antalya
Tel: (242) 824 81 96

Çamlık Camping Beldibi
Kemer / Antalya
Tel: (242) 824 85 77

Clup Pınara Tekirova
Kemer / Antalya
Tel: (242) 821 48 30

Green Point Camping Tekirova
Kemer / Antalya
Tel: (242) 825 71 82

Denizer Camping
Sarısu / Antalya
Tel: (242) 259 08 74

Bambus Motel Camping
Lara Yolu / Antalya
Tel: (242) 321 52 63

Günışığı Camping
Lara / Antalya
Tel: (242) 349 15 50

Side Yeşilyaprak
Sorgun Mah. / Manavgat
Tel: (242) 756 91 41

National Parks And Forest Campsites

Kındılçeşme, Olimpos Beydağları National Park
Kemer / Antalya
Tel: (242) 245 14 65

İncekum
Alanya / Antalya
Tel: (242) 345 14 48

Provincial Cultural Directorate
Tel: (242) 343 38 10
Fax: (242) 247 67 43

 

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