Day trips will be organized during ASI 2012 to locations within and around Antalya.
|Antalya is situated on the Turkish Riviera which is the most stunning part of Turkey's Mediterranean coast. It is typical of Turkey, a thriving modern city, with a historic heart in the centre of Kaleiši within the old city walls. This area has seen something of a renaissance in recent years, with many of the wooden Ottoman mansions being restored and turned into boutique hotels. No cars are allowed in the narrow streets of the old town so it is a good place to soak up the atmosphere around the charming harbour. There are plenty of interesting pieces in the Archaeological Museum, from the Palaeolithic Age right through to Ottoman times.|
|Within the Antalya region one can reach many holiday resorts like Alanya, Belek, Kalkan, Kaş, Kekova, Kemer, Olympos, Patara, Side.|
|Among the most popular historic sites are: Aspendos (50 km east of Antalya, an important centre of trade during Roman times), Phaselis (harbours of this Lycian port city were once a major commercial centre in Mediterranean), Perge (an amazing archeological site, 18km from Antalya, which was visited by St.Paul during his missionary journeys), Demre (the ancient city of Myra, is mostly famous for its connection with St. Nicholas, who was bishop here in the 4th century).|
|For those interested in mountaineering and hiking, Mount Tahtalı (at 2365m) can be reached by a cable car starting from Kemer, and offers impressive panoramic views.|