20 Oct 2019 posted in Travel
If you ask us if you should visit Antalya in winter, our answer is a firm yes. While the smaller coastal resorts scale down from November to April, life in the city centre still carries on.
Hosting 12.4 million tourists in 2018, Mastercard ranked Antalya the world’s tenth most visited city, making more nationalities arrive to find out what all the hype is about. Also nicknamed Turkey’s citrus capital, alongside tourism, the region specialises in yacht production and has plans for a new marina, cruise ship port and suggestions of a film studio.
Moving to Antalya is taking a journey into one of the country’s most cosmopolitan regions, and potential expats will have a hard time deciding where to live, just because most towns and villages make foreigners feel right at home.
The 55th Antalya International Film Festival later this month promises to highlight Antalya as far more than simply a holiday destination. The event is sure to push Antalya to the forefront of Turkey's cultural and arts scene and the 2018 festival plugged to be even bigger and more impressive than previous years.
In 2017, 10.5 million tourists arrived in Antalya, making it the second most visited destination in Turkey after Istanbul. Out of all Turkey’s tourists in 2017, nearly 30% specifically chose Antalya, many of whom were also repeat visitors, having already become die-hard fans previously.
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