The Antalya region of Turkey is known as the Turkish Riviera or the Turquoise Coast. The beautiful coastline and the sparkling clear Mediterranean sea attract thousands of visitors anually. Basking in an average of 300 days of glorious sunshine annually, visitors come to sunbathe, yacht, cycle and discover ancient historical sites. In Demre one can visit the church of Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, more famously known as Father Christmas, Baba Noel. Visit the ancient theaters and stadiums of the ruined cities of Aspendos and Perge and visit the reknowned Adana Regional Museum of Roman Ruins marvel at the mighty stone bridge, Tas Kopru, built by Hadrian.
Walk in the footsteps of St. Paul in his birthplace in Tarsus. Follow the tracic saga of Anthony and Cleopatra to Side, one of their secret meeting places. With its ancient harbor, extensive Roman baths and museum, exhibiting a fine archaeological collection of artifacts, the resort town is a pleasant place to relax.