Tourism professionals hopeful to witness domestic tourism boom

With restrictions on travel to Turkey by Russia, United Kingdom and EU member states, the Turkish tourism industry is facing a heavy setback, but Turkish tourism professionals are hopeful to entertain domestic tourists this summer, expecting a record-breaking boom in the domestic market sales.

Phaselis ancient city lures visitors

Phaselis, situated in the southern province of Antalya's Kemer district, was important for trade in ancient times as it had three ports. It is possible to see the wealth of the ancient city in the agoras, trade centers, bath houses and temples, expressed by ancient era writers throughout the Classic and Hellenistic periods and Roman history.

Aspendos attracts celebrities, visitors

The ancient city of Aspendos, which attracts attention with its architectural structure in the southern province of Antalya, offers history and nature together.

Home to one of the rare ancient theaters and aqueducts that have survived to this day in the Serik district, Aspendos also draws attention with its architectural feature.

Fine for plucking peony nears $10,000

The General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks has announced a fine of 80,465 Turkish Liras ($9,500) against individuals who pluck peonies, a variety of flowers declared as the symbol of the southern province of Antalya.

If peonies are plucked from their natural habitat for commercial use by a company, then the fine will be tripled.