Metropolitan municipality
Clockwise from top left: Düden Waterfalls, Yivliminare Mosque, Konyaaltı, Hıdırlık Tower, Hadrian's Gate and Falez Park at night.
Clockwise from top left: Düden Waterfalls, Yivliminare Mosque, Konyaaltı, Hıdırlık Tower, Hadrian's Gate and Falez Park at night.
Official logo of Antalya
Seal of Antalya Metropolitan Municipality
Antalya is located in Turkey
Location of Antalya
Coordinates: 36°53′15″N 30°42′27″E / 36°53′15″N 30°42′27″E / 36.8874; 30.7075

Antalya (Turkish pronunciation: [ɑnˈtɑljɑ]) is the fifth-most populous city in Turkey and the capital of its eponymous province. Located on Anatolia's southwest coast bordered by the Taurus Mountains, Antalya is the largest Turkish city on the Mediterranean coast with over one million people in its metropolitan area.[2][3]

The city that is now Antalya was first settled around 200 BC by the Attalid dynasty of Pergamon, which was soon subdued by the Romans. Roman rule saw Antalya thrive, including the construction of several new monuments, such as Hadrian's Gate, and the proliferation of neighboring cities. The city has changed hands several times, including to the Seljuk Sultanate in 1207 and an expanding Ottoman Empire in 1391.[4] Ottoman rule brought relative peace and stability for the next five hundred years. The city was transferred to Italian suzerainty in the aftermath of World War I, but was recaptured by a newly independent Turkey in the War of Independence.

Antalya is Turkey's biggest international sea resort, located on the Turkish Riviera. Large-scale development and governmental funding has promoted tourism. A record 12.5 million tourists passed through the city in 2014.[5]


The city was founded as "Attaleia" (Ancient Greek: Ἀττάλεια), named after its founder Attalos II, king of Pergamon.[6] This name, still in use in Greek, was later evolved in Turkish as Adalia and then Antalya.[7] Attaleia was also the name of a festival at Delphi and Attalis (Greek: Ἀτταλίς) was the name of an old Greek tribe at Athens.[8][9] Despite the close similarity, there is no connection with the name Anatolia.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Antalya
Аҧсшәа: Анҭалиа
العربية: أنطاليا
авар: Анталия
azərbaycanca: Antalya
تۆرکجه: آنتالیا
беларуская: Анталья
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Анталья
български: Анталия
bosanski: Antalya
brezhoneg: Antalya
català: Antalya
čeština: Antalya
chiTumbuka: Antalya
Cymraeg: Antalya
dansk: Antalya
Deutsch: Antalya
eesti: Antalya
Ελληνικά: Αττάλεια
эрзянь: Анталья
español: Antalya
Esperanto: Antalya
euskara: Antalya
فارسی: آنتالیا
français: Antalya
Gagauz: Antalya
Gàidhlig: Antalya
galego: Antalya
한국어: 안탈리아
Hausa: Antalya
հայերեն: Անթալիա
hrvatski: Antalya
Bahasa Indonesia: Antalya
Ирон: Анталья
italiano: Adalia
עברית: אנטליה
ქართული: ანთალია
қазақша: Анталия
Kinyarwanda: Antalya
Kiswahili: Antalya
kurdî: Antalya
Кыргызча: Анталья
кырык мары: Анталья
лакку: Анталья
لۊری شومالی: آنتالیا
Latina: Attalea
latviešu: Antalja
lietuvių: Antalija
македонски: Анталија
मराठी: अंताल्या
Bahasa Melayu: Antalya
Baso Minangkabau: Antalya
Nederlands: Antalya (stad)
日本語: アンタルヤ
нохчийн: Анталья
norsk: Antalya
norsk nynorsk: Antalya
олык марий: Анталья
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Antaliya
پنجابی: آنتالیا
polski: Antalya
português: Antália
Qaraqalpaqsha: Antalya
română: Antalya
русский: Анталья
Scots: Antalya
shqip: Antalia
Simple English: Antalya
slovenčina: Antalya
slovenščina: Antalya
Soomaaliga: Antalya
کوردی: ئانتالیا
српски / srpski: Анталија
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Antalya
suomi: Antalya
svenska: Antalya
татарча/tatarça: Antalya
тоҷикӣ: Анталя
Türkçe: Antalya
Twi: Antalya
удмурт: Анталья
українська: Анталія
اردو: انطالیہ
Tiếng Việt: Antalya
Winaray: Antalya
Wolof: Atali
粵語: 安塔利亞
Zazaki: Antalya
中文: 安塔利亚