Antalya is the largest Turkish city on the Mediterranean coast and it’s known as the gateway to the Turkish Riviera.
On the west side of Antalya is Konyaali Beach which offers an amazing view of the magnificent Taurus mountain range. These mountains create a breath taking backdrop to the city of Antalya.
Antalya has the fifth largest population in the whole of Turkey with over 1,254,000 people which is an increase of 2.87 percent from 2019.
You can discover natural flames coming from rock crevices which burn 24 hours a day. The eternal flames of Chimera are a major mystery and many travelers come here intrigued. No one knows how these flames started but they are a mix of methane and gas. These flames have been burning for over 2500 years. In old times these flames acted as a mode of warning to mariners and helped ships avoid crashing into the rocks. The flames are located in a town called Cirali.
There is a path that runs 320 miles between Antalya and Fethiye called The Lycian Way. This hikers paradise regularly features in top 10 lists for its variety of different walking styles. On this path you will see ancient ruins, Mediterranean views, Turkish culture and rustic villages. The 540km footpath which typically takes around 29 days.