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Antalya city tour

It is the most recently established city of Pamphylia. In 190 BC, the Romans won the Battle of Magnesia (Hellenistic Seleucid Kingdom and Rome). The Roman commander Manlius Vulso and the King of Pergamon Eumenes II came to the region at that time to discuss the terms of surrender of the cities, even though Eumenes’ brother Attalos, who would later become king, was also in the region. The main aim of the victors was to occupy the most prized Mediterranean port city of Side. This did not come to pass. When Attalos II became king in 159 BC, he decided to establish a new port city to take the place of Side. The present location of Antalya was chosen for its abundant water sources and because its harbour was shielded from winds and did not silt up. The city was named Attaleia after its founder. The port city of Attaleia was soon enclosed by city walls and started to develop rapidly. All of the buildings built immediately after its establishment lie within the city walls. Later the city grew beyond the city walls and many authentic buildings dating to the Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman periods still exist and are in regular use. The Antalya Archaeological Museum is an exceptional place, where artefacts starting from the cave period and covering all civilisations are displayed in the indoor and outdoor venues of the building.

Price: € 200 per person (Antalya city, Düden waterfall and old town Kaleiçi with 1.5 hrs boat tour)
NB:    discount for groups up 4 persons


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