August 07, 2012

From Antalya

This beautiful card from Turkey has a beautiful description on the back of the card:
Antalya, where the sun, sea, history and nature combine magically, has the Mediterranean Sea's cleanest and most beautiful beaches. Antalya's coastline is 630 kilometers long and there are numerous ancient cities, harbors, tombs, lacy bays, beaches, pure green woods and streams along it's lenght.

Of the ancient regions, Antalya covers the west part of Kilikia, the souht-east end of Pamphylia, and the eastern Lycia. The region is one of the oldest known inhabited areas of Turkey. Kale town of Antalya city is where Santa Claus (Father Christmas) lived. This feature makes the town an important center for religious tourism. Other important sites are: Olympus, Termessos, Perge, Aspendos, and Side. The Kalei├ži quarter attracts attention with its traditional architecture. Antalya has modern accommodation for travelers and tourists and is Turkey's most important tourism center. The city also hosts numerous cultural activities.

Distance: 2,194 km (1,363 miles)
Travel time: 7 days

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