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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Beautiful Antalya Photos by Followers of Antalya City Blog

@AntalyaCityBlog is #Antalya's most widely followed blog on social media. Our dearest followers from Austria, the Netherlands, Russia, Norway, Poland, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Turkey sent us the most beautiful pictures of  Antalya.

Antalya Cliffs by İbrahim Öz
Antalya Cliffs by İbrahim Öz
Lara and Mountains by Ernst Koch
Mountains by Ernst Koch
Mountains by Ernst Koch
Antalya by Oksana Yevdokimova
Konyaaltı Boğaçayı River by Mehmet Aydıner
Antalya by Rijad Osmanovic
Düden Waterfall by Rijad Osmanovic
Düden Waterfall by Rijad Osmanovic
Düden Waterfall by İbrahim Öz
Düden Waterfall by İbrahim Öz
Düden Waterfall by İbrahim Öz
Konyaaltı by Rijad Osmanovic
Yivli Minaret by Rijad Osmanovic
Karaalioğlu Park by Rijad Osmanovic
Mountains by İbrahim Öz
Kulu Park by İbrahim Öz
Spring in Antalya by İbrahim Öz
Spring and Honey bee in Antalya by İbrahim Öz
Antalya by Aniela Kowalczyk
Antalya by Aniela Kowalczyk
Antalya by Aniela Kowalczyk
Atatürk's House in Antalya by Peter Langela
Karakaş Mosque in Antalya by Peter Langela
Antalya Marina by Peter Langela
Karaalioğlu Park by Maja Nwosu

Antalya by Maja Nwosu
Konyaaltı Beach by Elvis Chi

Thank you very much to everyone, because we would not have made this far without your support.



Fire of Anatolia takes the stage at the Aspendos Arena


Fire of Anatolia meets the art lovers between 29th April - 30th May 2014 at Aspendos Arena in Antalya.  


The Fire of Anatolia or Anadolu Ateşi is a Turkish dance group consisting of 120 dancers, several choreographers and other technical staff. The group has performed in more than 85 countries from the USA to China and Japan, in front of an audience of approximately 20 million people altogether. 


Fire of Anatolia holds two Guinness records, one for fastest dance performance with 241 steps per minute and another for largest audience, 400 000 people in Ereğli, in the Black Sea Region of Turkey. The head of the group is Mustafa Erdoğan.


A synthesis of hundreds of folkdance figures and music from different regions, Fire of Anatolia is a unique project whose source is Anatolia’s ancient mythological and cultural history. Produced by Mustafa Erdoğan, the group hopes to introduce the world to the fire thatarises from the ancient mosaic of love, cultural history and peace in Anatolia.


Starting its first world tour in 2002, The Fire of Anatolia has reached to great art-lovers in 85 countries throughout the world from Qatar to Japan, Siberia to United States of America and has met more than 20 million audience with its 3500 performances.




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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo's Girlfriend Irina Shayk coming to Antalya!


Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend Top Model Irina Shayk to Antalya in June. 

She will be on the  podium for Dosso Dossi Fashion Show in Antalya between 5-11 June 2014.


Fashion show will be held in Antalya Expo Center.


In past years, Adriana Lima, Isabeli Fontana, Erin Heatherton and Miranda Kerr has been on the podium in Antalya.

If you love fashion, don't miss Dosso Dossi Fashion Show Antalya!!! 




European Judo Union's Judo Festival 2014 Will Be Held In Antalya



Antalya is the place for the first edition of the EJU(European Judo Union) Judo Festival.


Europe's top judoka coming to Antalya. More than 500 judoka from 30 countries will compete in Antalya. Judo Festival 2014 will be held in Belek. In addition, coaches seminar will be held in Antalya. 
If you love judo, do not miss this festival!



Major Program Points:
OTC "Going for Gold" Antalya 12 - 21 May

Referee & Coach Seminar 16-17 May

Kata for Club Seminars with Kodokan experts 15-17 May & 19-21 May

Veterans Training Camp 16-18 May
and much more ...


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Antalya City Blog passed 12,000 Twitter followers!


This week, Antalya City Blog passed 12,000 Twitter followers on the @AntalyaCityBlog account. 
12,000! We just passed 12k followers! Thank You So Much!

Antalya City Blog – on Twitter at @AntalyaCityBlog – founded by Political Science and International Relations Expert @IsaBurakGonca in 2007 to help as many tourist and travelers as possible inform about Antalya. Antalya City Blog joined Twitter in August 2009.


Antalya City Blog is the most popular city guide for Antalya. ideas, events, guides, answers & more about . Local Knowledge for Global Travellers. 

In 2007, Antalya City Blog was very little known.  In this 7-year, Antalya City Blog has grown with each passing day, and has become the most widely followed blog of Antalya. It is also became the most active blog in social media. We believe in the power of social media

Moreover, today Antalya City Blog has the 5 talented authors, and many representavies around the world.


Antalya City Blog has been a very important member of the international social institutions and organs such as Travel Massive, Bumerang Network, The International Travel Writers Alliance, and Traveldudies.

In addition, Antalya City Blog fights Climate Change! We have joined Brighter Planet’s 350 Challenge!

Our blog is no longer an ordinary and a normal blog. It is the meeting point for Antalya tourists, and travelers.

Thank you very much to everyone, because we would not have made this far without your support.



Monday, April 14, 2014

Prof. Dr. Turan Yazgan Ethnography Carpet and Rug Museum


Antalya City Blog visited Prof. Dr. Turan Yazgan Ethnography Museum in Isparta. We took amazing photos for you.


People of Isparta put the carpet next to the the rose as their symbol. Isparta which provided shelter for many Turkomans after the 12.century, got this tradition from them and up until near past, kept performing it in factories, workshops and carpet weaving looms in their houses which they called “iştar”. Gulistan, serpme, Ottoman, Goblen (tapestry), köşegöbek, üzümlü, dönümlü are of the main patterns used in Isparta carpets. Flowers, especially rose, violet and forget me not are the characteristic motifs of Isparta carpets.


Prof. Dr. Turan Yazgan Ethnography Museum was opened by the Isparta Municipality in 2013. Museum entrance is freeThe museum is a 12-storey tower. There is a viewing terrace on the last floor of the museum. Looking to Isparta from the terrace is spectacular.


In this museum there are 3000 traditional carpets and rugs. Turkey's largest museum of carpets and rugs is in Isparta. You can also find traditional carpet looms, horse carriage, and antiques in this museum.

There is also Foucault's Pendulum in the museum which  is a simple device conceived as an experiment to demonstrate the rotation of the Earth.


How to get to the museum?
Prof. Dr. Turan Yazgan Ethnography Carpet and Rug Museum located near Gökçay Picnic Area in Isparta city. You can use public transport to get there. 

BUS: ROUTE NO: 15 DERE DISTRICT, VATAN DISTRICT 


Who is Prof. Dr. Turan Yazgan?


Prof. Dr. Turan Yazgan was born in Isparta in 1938. He was an important academician in economics and is the Chairman of the Turkic World Research Foundation (died in November 22, 2012 in Istanbul). 

Here are the other photos from the museum that we took for you: