Monday, December 24, 2012

We Wish You A Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

New Year is a time for celebration so why not enjoy a holiday and join in the celebrations in Antalya City. Planning to get away from the cold why not treat you and your family to an unforgettable Christmas and New Year in one of our exotic hotels in Antalya. You won’t miss out as most of our hotels celebrate this festive season. Close your eyes and imagine being in Antalya soaking up the Sun, partying the New Year in the Antalya's beaches or see the New Year in style by staying in a luxury Antalya hotel or look a little further afield and book a fantastic city break. Whether its an exciting trip with the kids or a romantic getaway for two, you've got all you need to have the best New Year yet.

Did you know that Santa Claus lived in Antalya and is not a myth?

Santa Claus was born in Patara (in modern-day Antalya province, Turkey) in the second half of the 3 BC century. He was bishop in Myra in Lycia. Originally named St. Nicholas, in many European countries, particularly in the former Tsarist Russia was the most popular saint. In Germany' Freiburg, Italian cities of Bari and Naples, the island of Sicily, St. Nicholas is in a special respected. He is recognized as Santa Claus in the Dutch and English languages. Moreover, he is known as the protector of the New York City in the U.S.A. In addition to this, he is the protector of children in all over the world. All of these have led to the creation of a type the legendary and very popular person who is Santa Claus or St. Nicholas. 

Images of Santa Claus were further popularized through Haddon Sundblom’s depiction of him for The Coca-Cola Company’s Christmas advertising in the 1930s. The popularity of the image spawned urban legends that Santa Claus was invented by The Coca-Cola Company or that Santa wears red and white because they are the colors used to promote the Coca-Cola brand.


In popular culture, Santa Claus appears in the weeks before Christmas in department stores or shopping malls, or at parties. Actually this is a North American tradition associated with Santa Claus are derived from a number of Christmas traditions from various countries.

St. Nicholas Church is a monument of Byzantine art in the history of the Middle Byzantine Period, the most outstanding example of architectural style. In the 5th century AD, Myra (Demre) was the state capital of Lycia. The Archbishop of Myra in Anatolia is the second largest religious authority after the death of St. Nicholas, has played a major role in the increase of the city's reputation. Each year thousands of foreign tourists visit Santa Claus in the town of Demre in Antalya.

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Christmas and New Year Shopping in Antalya City:

Christmas Shopping has never been so enjoyable! Combine your shopping trip with a holiday. Get your friends together and squeeze in some top city sights and great nightlife between shopping trips in Antalya City. Going to Antalya to do your Christmas shopping will make sure it is fun and that you come home with unique and inspirational gifts for your loved ones that you probably wouldn't be able to source at home. Immerse yourself in the lights and Christmas wonder of Antalya. Antalya City is a shopaholic’s dream. In Antalya you will find a variety of differents shopping items like the traditional Turkish knick-knacks popular with tourists like textiles, gold and copper work, carpets, leather goods and souvenirs. Expect to find trendy brand name stores like Zara, LaCoste, Diesel, Mango, Polo Garage, Tommy Hilfiger, U.S. Polo Assn., Boyner, Nike, Adidas, Reebok, perfume, electronic & computer stores and many more. The City offers superb beach resort facilities and long stretches of golden sands, with a fine selection of significant historical sites. 

The city is loved by many for its palm lined streets, charming marina, delicious restaurants, excellent shopping, cosmopolitan nightlife and lots of historical attractions. Each year, millions of people visit Antalya. Fantastic for families, couples and even the more experienced traveler, Antalya’s mix of traditional, cosmopolitan and family friendly activities will ensure everyone will enjoy a holiday in Antalya!

Here, I've selected some of the best shopping centers for Antalya City visitors looking to enjoy the holiday highlights while shopping in Antalya City:

We Wish You A Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!


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