Antalya is the fifth-most populous city in Turkey and the capital of Antalya Province. Located on Anatolia’s southwest coast bordered by the Taurus Mountains, it is the largest Turkish city on the Mediterranean coast outside the Aegean region. It is Turkey’s biggest international sea resort, located on the Turkish Riviera, and a major commercial center.
About Antalya, Turkey in brief
Antalya is the fifth-most populous city in Turkey and the capital of Antalya Province. Located on Anatolia’s southwest coast bordered by the Taurus Mountains, it is the largest Turkish city on the Mediterranean coast outside the Aegean region. The city was first settled around 200 BC by the Attalid dynasty of Pergamon, which was soon subdued by the Romans. It has changed hands several times, including to the Seljuk Sultanate in 1207 and an expanding Ottoman Empire in 1391. It was transferred to Italian suzerainty in the aftermath of World War I, but was recaptured by a newly independent Turkey in the War of Independence. Large-scale development and governmental funding has promoted tourism. A record 13. 6 million tourists passed through the city in 2019. It is Turkey’s biggest international sea resort, located on the Turkish Riviera, and a major commercial center on the southern coast of Anatolian Anatolia. In the 1st century, Attalea was visited by Paul of Tarsus and Barnabas, as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles. The Great Mosque had also been a Christian basilica and the Kesik Minare Mosque had been the 5th-century Christian Church of the Panaghia or Virgin and was decorated with finely carved marble. The archaeological museum at Antalea houses some sarcophagi and mosaics from nearby Perga and a casket of bones reputed to be those of St. Nicholas, the bishop of Myra, further down the Turquoise coast.
The Catholic Church is today listed by the Catholic Church as a titular see in the city of Attalia. The name of the city is still in use in Greek, and was later evolved in Turkish as Adalia and then AntalyA. Despite the close similarity, there is no connection with the name Anatolia, despite the name being similar to the Greek city of Delphi and the name of an old Greek tribe at Athens. It became part of the Roman Republic in 133 BC when Attalus III, a nephew of Attalus II bequeathed his kingdom to Rome at his death in 133BC. Attalis was a naval base for Attalus’s powerful fleet, and it was named Attaleia or Attalia in his honour. The Roman province of Pamphylia Secunda, whose capital was Perga, was a major station on the Anatolians’ southern coast. Besides the local merchants, local residents could expect to expect to see Armenians, Jews, Italians, Saracens, Jews and Italians, according to Roman tradition. Following the fall of Constantinople in 1204, the city was an isolated outpost surrounded by sea, accessible by sea only by sea access. According to the research of Speros Vryonis, it was the major naval station, and most convenient harbor between the Aeolian Sea and the Cyprus and points further east. It could be expected that one day the city would be controlled by one Aldebrandus, an Italian by birth who was strictly controlled by his own fiefs.