About AntalyaBecause of the archaeological and natural riches of the area, Antalya is also known as the Turkish Riviera. The sun, sea, nature and history combine to form a very popular resort, highlighted by some of the cleanest beaches in the Mediterranean region. The shoreline of the province is liberally scattered with ancient cities, harbours, memorial tombs and beaches, secluded coves and lush forests, many of which are easily accessible from the congress center. Tours will be organized to introduce you to Antalya and its splendid surroundings throughout the congress
Aspendos is an ancient city and famous with the best preserved Roman Theatre. The theatre was built in 2BC by architect Zenon and has a capacity of 14.000 people. Still used for performances today, the theatre really allows you to imagine what it was like to attend a dramatic performance in Roman times.
Perge is the best preserved ancient city on Mediterranean coast of Turkey with Greco-Roman Theatre, Roman Baths, Agora, Marble streets, Roman Stadium and many more. The ruins are spread on two hills, the theatre on one and the acropolis on the other. According to the legend, the city was built by three heroes from Troy.
Termessos was a Pisidian city built at an altitude of more than 1000 meters at the southwest side of the mountain Solymos (modern day name Güllük Dağı) in the Taurus Mountains. High in a mountain defile 38 km north of Antalya, the walled city of Termessos defied even Alexander the Great in 333 BC. The ancient city was founded by the Solims who lived in the Psidia Region. Although there are no facts available about Termessos and Solims, they are referenced by Homer in the Iliad in connection with the legend of Bellerophon.