Pergamon King Second Attalos wanted to establish a city in this region which is very rich in natural beauties, and this city which was established gave the name "Antalela". When the Turks conquered the region, they changed the name of the city to Antalya.
The city is on the north-west coast of the Antalya bay and in the northern point of this bay.
Antalya has been a good market place for merchant nations since the beginning of the Mediterranean and M. Ö. VI. Century joined the Greeks' coastal colonies. The name of Antalya, King Attalos II of Pergamum. It comes from the name of the city of Attaleia, which it builds in today's place.
During the reign of Murat I (1085), who was captured by the Seljuk Turks during the reign of Süleyman Shah (1391), he passed on to the Ottomans. The Italians who took advantage of the Mondros Armistice also occupied the city for a short time (1919).
It is a city surrounded by orange gardens in the dark greenery with beautiful and landy vegetable seeds and fruit trees.
It is one of our Mediterranean provinces located to the south-west of Anadol. It has an area of 20,469 square kilometers and a population of 418,413.
The Mediterranean coast covering the south of Antalyan is decorated with many small bays, coasts, harbors and small islets between Antalya and Kaş, the biggest of which is Antalya bay. The surface, the roads between the Western Taurus and the coast, is made up of steep slopes. The climate is Mediterranean climate. It is one of the richest forest areas of Turkey besides being a region that cultivates various agricultural products.
Antalya is one of the important tourism centers of Turkey. Tourism determines the province and city center economy. Antalya is also one of Turkey's large-scale immigration cities. Its population is 798,507 as of 2008.
It is one of the most important tourism centers of Turkey with its natural, palm-lined boulevards, Kaleiçi, the center of protection of traditional architecture and large-scale tourism investments.