Antalya Historical Places


Antalya History and Places to Visit;

Antalya has hosted many important civilizations due to its climate, geography, location and physical structure. Today, the traces they left can be seen in almost all districts of Antalya. Antalya has become the most important tourism city and even the capital of our country, thanks to its unique cities and ancient structures of each period. Its contribution to the country's economy is great, thanks to the increasing number of local and foreign visitors from all over the world every year. On the Antalya navigation page, you will find information about historical places to visit in Antalya, ancient cities, museums, ancient theaters, ruins, castles and many more. Let us tell you some information about Antalya in ancient times.

Antalya in history;

In ancient times, it was called Pamphylia, which means very fertile, and the western region was called Lykia. Antalya, which literally means the Land of Attalos, was built during the Second World War. It was founded by Attalos. After the end of the Pergamum Kingdom in 133 BC, they lived an independent life, albeit for a short time. Until pirates invade the city. In 77 BC Commander Servilius Isauricus came to the region and included it in Roman territory. The famous commander we watched in his movies was used it as a base for Pompey's navy in 67 BC. After Hadrian visited Attaleia in 130 MS the development of the city accelerated. Romans migrating from the western shores of the Aegean Sea built the cities of Side and Aspendos. The historical theaters that are still standing today are still used for shows and concerts.


There is no one who doesn't know Antalya Kaleiçi! The castle walls, which have a horseshoe-shaped appearance, can be said to be a common work of Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman history. There are approximately 3000 residential houses within the walls, which have 80 bastions. Many of them have been restored and today host holidaymakers as hotels and hostels. There is a fluted minaret, the first Turkish structure, inside the castle. It was built between 1219-1236 during the rule of Alaeddin Keykubat. Its body, built with bricks, consists of eight half-cylinders. The Seljuk work built as a mosque is not actively used today.

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