According to the legend, modern Antalya that was called Attaleia in the name of its founder was established in the middle of the 2nd century BC by the order of Attalus, the king of Pergamon, who said: ‘Go and find me a paradise on earth’. So, it was founded in the most fruitful place of Anatolia where ancient Pamphylia, Pisidia and Lycia regions met.
Antalya is unimaginably beautiful and real in comparison with beautiful views imagined and described by European writers. Famous for its natural beauty, with its palm-lined avenues and international award-winning marina, Antalya is the most important tourist centre of Turkey.
With Alanya, Serik, Manavgat, Belek and Side in the east and Kemer, Kumluca, Finike, Kaş and Kalkan in the west, Antalya has become the centre of interest of many tourists from all over the world and mesmerizes its visitors by blue-flagged beaches.