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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Antalya City Blog visits Myra

Antalya City Blog visited Myra and took some photos for you!

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Don't Miss The 5th Antalya Konyaalti Book Fair

The 5th Antalya Konyaaltı Book Fair will be held at the Glass Pyramid Sabancı Congress and Exhibition Center between 19-28 September 2014.

The fair’s motto is “Everything about the book”. All sorts of books were available in the Konyaaltı Book Fair.

Glass Pyramid Sabancı Congress and Exhibition Center
100. Yıl Bulvarı Atatürk Culture Park / Antalya
(0242) 238 54 44

The 12th International Alanya Jazz Days

Each year, eagerly awaited by lovers of Jazz, Alanya Jazz Days, are becoming more and more corporate frequently with the support of the Municipality of Alanya.

This year, Alanya Jazz Days will take place for the 12th time. As every year, concerts will be at Alanya's historic Red Tower and free.

Jazz Days will be held between September 18 and September 21.

Here are the 12 International Alanya Jazz Days Program:

18 September 2014
Kerem Görsev Trio ft. Ernie Watts
Special Guest:Elif Çağlar Muslu
19 September 2014Giedre & Jazz Miniatures
20 September 2014Dominic Miller Band
21 September 2014
Daumants Klanins Jazz Quintet
Pınar Dönmez

The 14th Side World Music,Culture and Art Festival

The Side International Culture and Art Festival is the result of enthusiastic and persistent efforts of the Municipality of Side since 2001. Side owns outstanding Roman and Hellenistic heritage and today is an important Mediterranean resort town, distinguished with the quality standards of its tourism facilities.

The 14th Side World Music,Culture and Art Festival will be held at Side Harbour and Apollon Temple between 11-25 September,2014.

The Festival presents impressive performances by renowned interpreters at magnificent venues such as the Ancient Theatre of Side and the Temple of Apollo.

This festival has been an EFA member since 2010.

Festival Programme
 Side HarbourApollon Temple
11 September 2014Four Sound 4 Colour Concert
Goran Bregoviç Concert
21 September 2014Buzuki OrhanJamaican Reggae Band
22 September 2014İstanbul Gelişim OrchestraLatino Cubana
23 September 2014Jim MurpleHatay Medeniyetler Chorus
24 September 2014Hakan Aysev ConcertRamona Jazz Band
25 September 2014Fire of Anatolia  

Saturday, September 6, 2014

The 8th Phaselis Art Days

The 8th Phaselis Art Days will be held between 09-14 September 2014 at Antalya Phaselis Antique Theatre.

Phaselis is an ancient Lycian city in the province of Antalya in Turkey. It is located between the Bey Mountains and the forests of Olympos National Park, 16 km west of the touristic town of Kemer and on the 57th kilometre of the Antalya–Kumluca highway. 

This year's Phaselis Festival brings classic and traditional music together...

Festival Programme
09 September 2014
İzmir Baroque Concert
10 September 2014Lycia Guitar Days
11 September 2014Lycia Guitar Days
13 September 2014From Andalucia to Anatolia
14 September 2014Boğaziçi Jazz Choir

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The 19th Konyaaltı Summer Festival

The traditional Konyaaltı Summer Festival will be held in Antalya Feslikan Plateau on August 2-3 by Konyaaltı Municipality

In the festival, there will be the traditional Turkish Oil Wrestling and concerts. All activities will be completely free! 

Turkey's most famous stars Volkan Konak and Bengü will meet their fans.

Festival Programme

August 2, 2014
Time 08:00 pm

Volkan Konak and Bengü Concerts

August 3, 2014
Time: 09:00 am

Oil Wrestling

Antalya Aquabike and Flyboard Race

Antalya Aquabike and Flyboard Race will be held in Antalya Konyaaltı Beach No 5 on August 2-3. The race will be held under the sponsorship of IATA, Aerobilet, Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, Konyaalti Municipality, and Chamber of Maritime Commerce. 

On August 2, there will be Yamaha Stock Slalom , Yamaha Stock Drag and Woman Class Races. On Sunday, August 3, Drag Open Class, Open Class Slalom Pro Endurance Cup Balkans, and Free Style Flyboard Cup races will be held.

Don't Miss The Antalya Aquabike and Flyboard Race!!!

Antalya Aquabike and Flyboard Race Programme: 

Don't Miss the 5th International Manavgat Motorcycle Festival!!!

The 5th International Manavgat Motorcycle Festival will be held in Manavgat from July 30 to August 02.

This year, the festival will take place near Bogaz Hotel in Titreyengöl district. The world famos motorcycle clubs from Turkey and other contries, and more than 2,000 motorcycle lovers will participate to the festival.

In the Motorcycle Festival, Turkey's most famous stars Kurtalan Ekspres, Sibel Tüzün, Cambaz and Doğukan Manço will meet their fans.

Every night the famous DJ `s, and the concept of private parties, dance shows during the day as gift tournaments and competitions, tourist trips will take place in the festival: Pit Stop Girls Show, Samba Show, Gogo Show...

Don't miss the 5th International Manavgat Motorcycle Festival!!!

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Antalya - Kemer Sea Bus services have started

Sea Bus services between Antalya and Kemer began on 26 June 2014. SeaBus is a passenger only ferry between Antalya Kaleici (OldTown) Marina and Kemer Marina. Antalya Metropolitan Mayor Menderes Türel and Governor of Antalya Sebahattin Öztürk attended opening ceremony.

SeaBus Schedule:

  • 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 05:00 p.m.

Sea buses will provide free services on June 27-28-29. Other days, a ticket for sea buses for Antalya - Kemer will be 10 (TL) Turkish Lira. You can buy tickets from  Antalya Kaleici Marina and Kemer Marina

There are only 3 sea buses. Names of the sea buses are Olympos, Termessos and Aspendos. Each of 3 has 20 gt 650 kW, with two engines, and a capacity of 42 passengers.

EXPO 2016 Antalya Tower Project Announced

Contestants of the EXPO 2016 Antalya  Tower Architectural Design Competition were given awards by the EXPO 2016 Antalya Agency. The project won first place, inspired by Hadrian's Gate and palm trees. Secretary-General of Expo 2016 Antalya Selami Gulay said that the Eiffel Tower was made for the Expo in 1889 and has become one of the world's symbolic structures,  EXPO 2016 Antalya  Tower will be Turkey's Eiffel tower.

Antalya is entitled to make the World Horticultural Expo in 2016 which is considered one of the world's most important organizations in the Executive Committee meeting which was held on October 12 at the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in Paris. 

During the fair the 5 million tourists expected to visit Antalya. "Flower and Child" theme Expo is expected to bring revenue to the city of 4 billion Euros. Antalya 2016, an A1 International Horticultural Exhibition has already been recognized by the AIPH (International Association of Horticultural Producers), has applied for recognition by the BIE. The organizers presented for the first time to the committee the concept of their horticultural exhibition and reported on the progress made. 130 countries from all over the world are expected to participate to Expo Antalya 2016. 

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Tourism Cooperation in Turkic World

The Fourth Summit of Turkic Council starts in Bodrum. This year the Summit will concentrate on “Tourism Cooperation”

The Fourth Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Turkic Council), an international organization established by the Nakhchivan Agreement signed among Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkey in 2009, will be held on 4-5 June 2014 in Bodrum, Turkey. The President of Turkmenistan will also attend the Summit.  

Within the scope of the Summit, Senior Officials Committee will meet on 2-3 June followed by the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers on 4 June, while the Council of Heads of States will meet on 5 June 2014. Secretary General of the Turkic Council will hold a press conference on 5 June.

The Summit is an institutionalized continuation of the Summits Process that took place from 1992 to 2010.  Each year the Summit is hosted by a different member state with a different topic. This year the Summit will concentrate on “Tourism Cooperation”. 

In preparation for the Fourth Summit the Ministers in Charge of Tourism of the Turkic Council met for the first time on 11 April 2014 in Istanbul. Abulfas Garayev, Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan; Marat Igaliev, Chairman of Tourism Industry Committee of Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Maksat Chakiev, Deputy Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic, and Halil Akinci, Secretary General of the Turkic Council attended the meeting hosted by Ömer Çelik, Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey. 

Turkic World
The Ministers signed a Joint Cooperation Protocol in Tourism at the said meeting in order to promote the tourism potential of the Member States. The Ministers instructed the relevant authorities for preparation of the joint tour programme named “Turkic Council-Modern Silk Road”, together with a tourist guide, authorized the establishment of a Task Force under the leadership of Kazakhstan to make field visits in the Member States, underlined the importance of preparing necessary conditions for the organization of the tourism training programs to be conducted by Turkey for the other Member States. Furthermore, they decided to establish a Tourism Business Association under the aegis of the Turkic Council in order to initiate multilateral cooperation in tourism among private sectors of the Member States.  

Upon the invitation extended by Azerbaijan, the Second Meeting of the Ministers in Charge of Tourism of the Turkic Council will be held in May in 2015.

The Flag of Turkic Council

Photos from The Fourth Summit of Turkic Council

Additional information will be distributed to the media following the Summit. (

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Monday, June 2, 2014

The 21st Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival

While celebrating its 21st Anniversary, International Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival makes significant contributions to our country’s international promotion by bringing together the unique historical properties and the extraordinary acoustic of 2000 years old Aspendos Antique Theatre with Antalya’s natural beauties and the peaceful nature of art that reaches beyond the boundaries of language, religion and race. International Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival, being the only opera and ballet festival of our country, has been the most important organisation of the Directorate General of State Opera and Ballet since 1994, gained an international recognition in 1998, and is nominated among the world’s most famous festivals.
The fact of being held at an antique theater like Aspendos, whose history goes back to 166 A.D, gives a distinct meaning to the International Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival.
The audience, among whom % 70 are foreign tourists, has been seeing the performances of our festival every year.
With its increasing spectators year by year, International Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival has become a visual carnival where history, music and a large number of people from several nations come together. 

The Festival, was accepted to EFA-European Festivals Association which is among the most respectful organisations in Europe, on October 24, 2003 and thus has confirmed its distinguished place among other festivals in the world once more.      

In 2004, as the result of a research done by The Independent, newspaper published in England, International Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival ranked the 5th among 10 best opera festivals selected from among the renown opera festivals organized all over the world. Furthermore, International Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival was given place within the first 10 among the Best Festivals of 2005 by the Festspiele Magazine, published in Germany, investigating all the festivals over the world.   

Don't miss the 21st Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival. From 30 Aug 2014 to 20 Sep 2014.

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