In Antalya our guests will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful nature sites and impressive historical relics. Just to name a few:
Evidence of human
habitation dating back
over 200 000 years has
been discovered in the
Carain caves 30 km to
the north of Antalya city.
Other finds dating back
to Neolithic times and
more recent eriods
show that the area has
been populated by
v a r i o u s a n c i e n t
Rixos Sungate Hotel: A part
from the unique architecture
Rixos Sungate Hotel offers its
guests a wide range of
restaurants, bars and places
for entertainment, so during
the whole stay in the hotel
Guests will find a lot of
possibilities and new places to
discover. The Hotel Complex
with total area 250.000 m2 is placed in the
fascinating and picturesque place named
Beldibi, where presented Mediterranean
beauty of nature and what is more important
far away from the city fuss and noise. In
the Hotel there are: Beach 720 m long,
Marina and two piers.
The Hotel is located 25 km from the City
Center of Antalya and 50 km from the
International Airport of Antalya.
Perge: Situated 18 km east of Antalya, it is located on
the Cilicia - Pisidia road. It was a vital part of the province
of Pamphylia, and was founded around the same time
as the other cities in the area (7th century BC). Perge
was also an important city for Christians Artemis before
who had worshipped the mother goddess Artemis. St.
Paul and Barnabas visited the city and wealthy
benefactors like Magna Plancia had a number of important
memorials built here.
Termessos: The ruined city of Termessos, lying 34km
west of Antalya in a rugged mountain valley, was founded
by the Solymi people, from the interior of Anatolia. Among
the important remains are, the 4200-seat theatre and
the Roman stele that Augustus had built at the beginning
of the first century AD. The Odeon, the covered meeting
hall, has seating for 600 people. The five inter-connecting
underground cisterns were used for the storage of water
and olive oil.
Other important remains include the Agora, with an open western side and
other sides colonnaded; the heroic Memorial of Hereon on top of a 6-metre
high platform; the Corinthian-style temple, the Temple of Zeus, the Lesser
and Greater Temples of Artemis, the gymnasium and the watch towers. In
addition, there are more than 1200 rock tombs.
Olympos and Cirali: Cirali is the name of the village
near Olympos, which was a port city established
in the 2nd century and which continued to flourish
until the 15th century A.D. The famous myth of Bellerophontes is said to have taken place here. The antique city is on two sides of a beautiful valley.
Known by the local inhabitants as the "burning
The history of Olympos dates back to the 2nd century BC when it was an
important Lycian city, although it was empty by the 6th century. The
Olympians worshipped Hephaestos (Vulcan) the god of fire, probably
connected to the eternal flame, or Chimaera, which still emerges from the
Demre (Myra): Demre was one of the most important
cities of the Lycian civilisation. Demre was a place
of settlement from the 5th century BC. Rock tombs,
theatres and the Church of St. Nicholas (said to be
the original Santa Claus) are the most interesting
sites in the town today.
Aspendos: The ancient city,
48km east of Antalya, is most famous for its theatre,
probably the best preserved in Asia Minor. It is still in
use today, and stages the annual Aspendos Opera and
Ballet Festival every summer. It was the scene of a
huge bloody battle between the Persians and the Greeks
in 469 BC, and then ruled by the Spartans 120 years
later. The city became part of the Seleucid kingdom after the death of
Alexander the Great, and then became part of the Roman province of Asia
in 133 BC.