From EXPO 2015 Milano to EXPO 2016 Antalya..

As you know, next year the EXPO 2016 will be held in Antalya. Before EXPO 2016, Antalya City Blog visited EXPO 2015 Milano. Let's see photos..

From EXPO 2015 Milano to EXPO 2016 Antalya..

As you know, next year the EXPO 2016 will be held in Antalya. Before EXPO 2016, Antalya City Blog visited EXPO 2015 Milano. Let's see photos..

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Video: What is a Smart City ?

Today's modern cities, capable of implementing infrastructures (of water, electricity, gases, transport, etc.) communicating and sustainable to improve citizens’ comfort while developing in the environmental protection.

Let's watch the video about a smart city:

Monday, December 28, 2015

Antalya City Blog's New Mission

We are proud to announce our new mission!

's New Mission will be to introduce people in the city of to the concept of .

Yet many people may not be aware of the next phase in 21st century surveillance grid; the 'smarter city'. 

Why the smart city? The benefits of pursuing a smart city strategy are manyfold. Harvard Business School academics Rosabeth Moss Kanter and Stanley S. Litow have described a ‘smarter city manifesto’ in order to address the many problems facing city governments in particular . With a slant towards North American cities, the authors outline issues such as the silo-based structures governments ended up with at the end of the 20th century, combined with the inability of governments to stretch their services over the large sprawling distances and conditions of the contemporary city, a weakened civic leadership, and a focus on delivery rather than addressing the cause of problems (described as a lack of ‘strategic impact orientation’).

smart city uses information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance quality, performance and interactivity of urban services, to reduce costs and resource consumption and to improve contact between citizens and government. Sectors that have been developing smart city technology include government services, transport and traffic management, energy, health care, water and waste.

The European Union (EU) has devoted constant efforts to devising a strategy for achieving 'smart' urban growth for its metropolitan city-regions. The EU has developed a range of programmes under ‘Europe’s Digital Agenda'. In 2010, it highlighted its focus on strengthening innovation and investment in ICT services for the purpose of improving public services and quality of life. Experts estimate that the global market for smart urban services will be $400 billion per annum by 2020. Examples of Smart City technologies and programs have been implemented in Milton Keynes, Southampton, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Stockholm.

As a fastest growing city in Turkey, Antalya may become a smart city. We strongly believe that Antalya can do it!

So, our New Mission will be to introduce people in the city of to the concept of  and to ensure that people's demand for smart city technologies from the official authorities in Antalya.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Antalya City Blog Visited Burdur Archaeology Museum

If you want to explore the amazing archeological sites of Sagalossos, Kybra, Kremna, and Aphrodisias, the Burdur Museum is a great place to start. Many pieces from each of these sites are displayed in Burdur Archaeology Museum.

There are colossal heads of Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, and Zeus.

1. Garden (Open Exhibition): Statues, steles, various architectural objects, tombs and tombstones, incomplete inscriptions, high embossments, etc. of Phrygian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Times are exhibited in the garden of the museum. 

2. Statue Hall: Almost all of the monuments exhibited in this hall have been brought from the archaic city of Kremna within the borders of Bucak District of Burdur in the 18th century. These monuments include a Great and Lesser Athena, Hygieia, Leto, Apollo, Nemesis, Dionysos, Aphrodite and woman statues with cloths, all of high artistic value. 

3. Small Monuments Hall: The monuments in this hall are arranged in chronological order. Among the monuments exhibited in this hall, there are monuments of Late Neolithic, Early and Late Chalcolithic and Early Bronze ages found in excavations carried out in Hacılar - Kuruçay - Höyücek tumuli, earthenware, painted and unpainted vessels of the Iron Age and of Prygian, Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Periods, Goddess figurines, stone and bronze axes and other tools, ornaments, cosmetic material, rhyton vessels, seals and cylindrical stamps representing ownership and legal concepts, oil - lamps and their moulds, metal god figurines, bronze athlete statues, coins, and beautiful statue findings and other small findings dicovered in excavations at the ancient city of Sagalassos, which has been one of the largest archaeological digging sites in our country these last ten years. 

When Burdur Museum was built in 1956, it was small; however, it acquired a great number of monuments. As a result of the archaeological excavations (Hacılar, Kuruçay, Höyücek, İncirhan, Bubon and Sagalassos), the number of the movable cultural monuments in the museum reached 52.941 in 1997, with those obtained by confiscation, donation and purchasing. 18.521 of these monuments are archaeological, 29.765 of them are coins and 4.655 of them are ethnographical cultural monuments. It is possible to find the most beautiful exsamples of all ages and periods, starting from the Neolithic Age.

Especially, no visit to Sagalassos would be complete without checking the Archaeological Museum at Burdur. 

In 2008, Burdur Museum was awarded a special prize at the European Museum of the Year Award. 

Hours and Admission

Admission to the Archaeology Museum in Burdur is just 5 Turkish Lira. The Museum is open daily (except Mondays) 08.30–17.30 (Winter Perriod / October 16 - April 14) and 09.00-19.00 (Summer Perriod / April 15 - October 15)

How to Go there?
The museum in the city center of Burdur.
Halk Pazarı Street No:1 | Burdur CentrumBurdurTurkey 


Phone: +90 248 233 10 42

For More Information:

Friday, November 13, 2015

G20 Antalya Summit 2015

G20 leaders' summit will be held in Antalya, Turkey. 

The summit will be held in Antalya on November 15-16, 2015. Global economy, strengthened growth and job creation will be taken up at the summit in Turkey. The 2015 G-20 Turkey summit will be the tenth meeting of the G-20 heads of government. 

The G20 Leaders’ Summit, hosted by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, will be held in Antalya on 15 – 16 November.

Azerbaijan, Spain, Malaysia, Senegal, Singapore and Zimbabwe will also participate in the Antalya Summit together with the G20 members.

Approximately 13 thousand guests—of which 2,469 are media members—will participate in the two-day summit.

More than 70 meetings, including the ones at a ministerial level, have been held under the Turkish Presidency since 1 December.

The three main themes of this year’s G20 Summit were chosen as “inclusiveness, investment and implementation” based on the Turkish Presidency’s priorities. Within this framework, strengthening the global economy and making it more inclusive, deepening the dialogue and cooperation between G20 countries and Low Income Developing Countries (LIDCs), sustainable development, increasing investments, and implementation and follow-up on G20 commitments will be the main topics discussed in the Summit this year.

The Summit will commence with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s welcoming ceremony of the G20 Leaders on 15 November and will continue with a working lunch in which the topics of development and climate change will be discussed. During the Summit, apart from the sessions that will gather leaders, the “Women-20” engagement group formed during the Turkish G20 Presidency will be represented.

Following the reception that Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu will host in honour of the Leaders and Spouses, there will be a working dinner hosted by President Erdoğan on the topic of “Global Challenges: Terrorism and the Refugee Crisis”.

On the second day of the Summit, financial regulations, the international tax agenda, anti-corruption actions and IMF reforms will be evaluated in the “Increasing Resilience” session. After this, during a working lunch, trade and energy issues will be discussed and the Antalya Action Plan will be adopted.

The Summit will conclude with a presentation given by the Chinese President, who will assume the 2016 G20 Presidency.

Finally, the results of the Antalya Summit will be announced globally with a press conference by the Turkish President.

What is G20?
The Group of Twenty (also known as the G-20 or G20) is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 20 major economies. The members, shown highlighted on the map at right, include 19 individual countries: ArgentinaAustraliaBrazilCanadaChinaFranceGermanyIndiaIndonesiaItalyJapanMexicoRussiaSaudi ArabiaSouth AfricaSouth KoreaTurkey, the United Kingdom and the United States—along with the European Union (EU). 

The G-20 was founded in 1999 with the aim of studying, reviewing, and promoting high-level discussion of policy issues pertaining to the promotion of international financial stability. It seeks to address issues that go beyond the responsibilities of any one organization. Collectively, the G-20 economies account for around 85% of the gross world product (GWP), 80% of world trade (or, if excluding EU intra-trade, 75%), and two-thirds of the world population. The G-20 heads of government or heads of state have periodically conferred at summits since their initial meeting in 2008.

Antalya will also host EXPO 2016.

Especially on behalf of Antalya area, we would like to take the opportunity of expressing our gratitude to Foreign Affairs Minister of Turkey Mr. Mevlut Cavusoglu (born in Antalya) for this event, and also more.

For more info: 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Antalya City Blog Visited Antalya Zoo and Nature Park

Antalya Zoo and Nature Park is one of Turkey's best zoos. Zoo was established on 400 acres of land in AntalyaIn Antalya Zoo, there are reptile house, bird house, hundreds of animal species and ponds.

Antalya's best travel blog Antalya City Blog visited Antalya Zoo and Nature Park for you.

Let's see our photos from Antalya Zoo and Nature Park

Entrance for a vehicle is just for 5 Turkish Lira per vehicle. Every year thousands of tourists visit Antalya Zoo. So, why not visit this beautiful zoo?

Visiting Hours: 

Zoo is open every day

Winter Circuit: 15 November to 15 Mayfrom 09:00 to 17:30 

Summer Circuit: 15 May to 15 Novemberfrom 09.00 to 19.00

Address: Kepez Picnic Area, Kepez / Antalya

Tel: +90 0242 332 32 32