ing Antalya with its picturesque old town center is close to such important ancient sites as Perge, Aspendos and Termessos and not all of Side and Alanya. Probably the most beautiful city of the Turkish south coast enm'lckelte to a holiday center, which attracts not only numerous foreign visitors, but also a popular retirement home for pensioners from Isranbul and Ankara.

The marina (see color code 10) below the old town was recently completely redesigned, the restaurants, the hotel and the souvenir shops turn to vacationers with high expectations.

The charm of the old port remained.

of course on the track. Motorboats are constantly driving from the pier to Sela'le, to the waterfalls of Düden Cayi, which crashes about 80 meters into the sea.

In the east, the cliffs drag themselves towards Lara Plain, the first in a succession of long sandy beaches that stretch to Alanya; the cliffs in the west extend to the 5 km long white pebble beach of Konyaalti. Behind Konyaalti, the coast turns sharply south and forms the western shore of the large bay Antalya Körfezi.

In the fertile plain around Antalya grows Obsr, vegetables and citrus fruits, which are shipped to all parts of the country. South of the city, the Bey Daglan, foothills of the Taurus Mountains, rise to altitudes of over 3000 m, while the terrain north of Antalya rises in two intermediate plateaus to the foot of the Taurus.


Er_st_Mitte of the 2nd] h. B.C. founded King Attalos II of Pergamon Amlcia, which in 133 BC. Was initially free, 77 v. Chr. But passed into Roman Himdc. Under Pompey was 67 BC. Led from the port city from the fight against pirates, the al. On the shores of Cilicia and Lycia. Attaleia, shielded by cliffs against the sea, received on the land side a massive wall, which Emperor Hadrian visited in 130 AD. The Byzantines defended Antalya in the 7th and 8th century. against Arab raids, however, the city had to surrender after a long siege to the Seljuk Sultan Gijaseddin Keyhüsrev I. (1204-1210). Under the new, Turkish rulers numerous buildings were built, as it corresponded to the rank of the city as a trading center on a caravan route and trading port. When the Seljuk supremacy collapsed, Antalya fell to the Hamidogullari emirs of Egridir, who continued the profitable maritime trade with the Aegean islands, and Egypt with the eastern Mediterranean. Antalya of the fourteenth century referred to Wctrcisende Ibn Battuta as the most lucrative cities the World «1391 took over the