This is a souvenir acrylic fridge magnet of Antalya, Turkey. Antalya is a city on the Mediterranean coast of southwestern Turkey. Located on the Turkish Riviera the city has a population of about 964,886. Antalya was the world's fourth most visited city by number of international arrivals in 2011, with 10.5 million annual visitors. The Taurus mountains run parallel to the Mediterranean in an east-west direction, with some parts of the coast featuring mountains plunging sharply into the sea, forming small natural bays and peninsulas. There are a number of mosques, churches, madrasahs, masjids, hans (caravanserai) and hamams (Turkish bath) in the city. Kaleiçi, the harbor, which the city walls enclose, is the oldest part of the city. Kaleiçi features many historic houses with traces of Lycian, Pamphylian, and Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman architecture and cultures. International luxury hotels stand along the coast above the Konyaalti and Lara beaches.
Activities In Antalya
The Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival is Turkey's largest national film festival held the last week of September. The International Eurasia Film Festival an International film festival is also held annually. Popular attractions are ancient monuments such as the City Walls, Hıdırlık Tower, Hadrian's Gate (also known as Triple Gate), and the Clock Tower. Hadrian's Gate was constructed in the 2nd century by the Romans in honor of the Emperor Hadrian. Yivli Minare (Fluted Minaret) Mosque was built by the Seljuks and decorated with dark blue and turquoise tiles, and eventually became the symbol of the city. Popular museums are the prize winning archaeology museum, Anatalya Museum and Kaleiçi Museum opened in 2007 by the Mediterranean Civilizations Research Center. Tourists enjoy local cuisine such as Piyaz, a dish made with tahini, garlic, walnuts, and boiled beans, and various cold Mediterranean dishes featuring olive oil. One local speciality is tirmis, boiled seeds of the lupin, eaten as a snack.