Antalya Museum was deemed worthy of the "Council of Europe Special Award" in 1988. Artifacts from many ancient cities such as Perge, Aspendos, Side Thermossos, Selge, and Patara, are on display. Before you visit the Ancient Cities, you should visit the Antalya Archeology Museum and see the original state of the sculptures. The first part consists of the exhibition of sculptures brought from ancient cities.
There are statues of gods (such as Athena, Aphrodite, Artemis, and Hermes) arranged around Zeus, the god of gods, and statues of Egyptian gods (such as Isis and Serapis) opposite them. All of them were; found during the Perge excavations. In the 2nd century AD. The second part exhibits the items used since the first ages, such as jewelry. "Today, Antalya Museum consists of 14 exhibition halls, open-air galleries where sculptures and various works; are exhibited, and a garden on an area of 30,000 square meters.
You can see 10,000 years old artifacts. An important part of the three ancient cultural regions Lycia, Pamphylia, and Pisidia, located within the borders of Antalya Region, one of the richest corners of Anatolian lands, has witnessed the history of humanity without interruption, constitutes the area of responsibility of the Antalya Museum." From Antalya Museum we will drive Ataturk Staute, You will come across this place on your way to Antalya port, to the keeper.
There is a statue of Ataturk in the square. Ceremonies, wreath laying, and official ceremonies; are held here. A significant monument in the Republic Square, built as a national ascension monument, is surrounded by beautifully landscaped, young male and female figures standing next to Ataturk on a rear-mounted horse. Then we walk to Yivli Minaret, is one of the first Islamic structures in Antalya. It is a 13th-century Seljuk work.
The height of the Yivli Minaret is 38 meters and can be reached; by 90 stairs. The body part; is made of brick and turquoise-colored tiles. It is an eight-fluted minaret. Part of the Yivli Minaret, decorated with brick and turquoise tiles. It was named Yivli Minaret because of its grooves. The next building is The Clock Tower, built in the early 1900s on the pentagonal bastion built in the 2nd century at the Kale Gate, is the main entrance gate of Historical Kaleici. Then we walk to Hadrian Gate.
The Hadrian Gate, It is in the heart of the city. It was built during the reign of Emperor Hadrianus in 130 AD due to his arrival in Antalya. It is a rare historical artifact that has remained intact since 130 AD. In those years, it is also known as the "three gates" due to the 3 door openings with round arches on the walls surrounding the ancient port. Although not many remains of the old port walls, Hadrian's gate is standing tall despite the years. Very exquisite artistry and durability.
It is the first place you should see in Antalya.The lighting at night is excellent. Old Town of Antalya, The old town is the streets leading down to the port of Antalya. Kaleici is magnificent with its streets opening to the sea. It is really beautiful, you can spend the whole day here, we recommend it to those who want to get lost in the old narrow streets of Kaleici, adorned with bougainvillea, in the castle walls, and take beautiful photos. Here is what you look for; a small and very clean beach, famous side streets with bars, restaurants, discos, boutique hotels, shops and taverns, Antalya Marina, When you go down to the sea from Antalya Marina, Antalya Castle, there are restaurants, cafes, and historical places, you can go down on foot.
There is an elevator from the square, you can go down by elevator. When the sea is calm and the sunset and sunrise are wonderful, you can go on a yacht cruise. Take lots of photos and selfies. This is a place you will see. Karaalioglu Park is one of the first places that comes to mind when Antalya city center; it is mentioned when the Taurus Mountains (Beydaglari) and Antalya Bay are laid underfoot in all their splendor. Located on the rocks: it was established in an area of 140 thousand square meters. Fifty-four bird species live in the covered park, With flowers, trees, and plant species that reflect the flora of Antalya.
In addition to the species such as the 'Green Parrot,' which is under protection, it is possible to come across species such as the Bush Nightingale, Bee Bird, Isaac Birds, and Small Pigeons. You can watch Konyaalti Beach and the cliffs from the viewing terraces and explore Kaleici Streets by heading towards the Hidirlik Tower from the continuation of the park. You can have a pleasant break in the tea gardens in the park.
Karaalioglu Park, which offers the opportunity to experience many breathtaking beauties of Antalya due to its location, is an escape point within the city, away from the city, where the people of Antalya breathe with its ease of transportation and uniqueness. Spacious walking areas among nature and greenery.
Hidirlik Tower, Located by the sea in Antalya Kaleici region, Hidirlik Tower was built in the 1st A.D. The tower is said to be an Etruscan tomb. It said that the lower part; was created as a burial chamber, and the upper part was built for defense purposes at different times during the Roman period. Adding a historical texture to the liveliness of Kaleici in the evening hours in Antalya, which is the most preferred city in summer, HidirlikTower creates a magnificent ambiance with its incredible lighting. End of the Antalya old town tour. We will drive to hotel. Overnight in Antalya.