Antalya

Tourists flock to Antalya during Easter holiday

Foreign tourists have flocked to the Turkish province of Antalya on the Mediterranean coast to spend their Easter holiday.

In April 2020, only 905 holidaymakers arrived in the tourist hotspot, but in the first two weeks of this month alone, Antalya already welcomed 300,000 travelers, up from 178,000 visitors in the whole of April last year.

Turkish couple sets sail for world tour with catamaran

A Turkish couple has started a five-year-long world tour with their catamaran on April 10, with local officials bidding farewell to them in a small ceremony in the southern province of Antalya.

Özlem and Özkan Şahin got married in the province's Finike district in 2014 and have been living in their catamaran since then.

Night-time illumination proposed in Antalya

Tourism professionals in the southern province of Antalya have suggested "lighting" to make museums and ruins more attractive for tourists who don't want to go out of the hotel in 40-degree heat in summer.

They stated that the number of visitors to museums and ruins would increase if these places were opened after being illuminated in the evening.

Ukrainians, Russians living in Antalya anxiously following conflict

Some 29,000 Russians and 8,000 Ukrainian nationals living in the Turkish southern province of Antalya are anxiously following the Kiev-Moscow conflict as it unfolds.

Many of those Russians and Ukrainians residing in Antalya are working in the province's large tourism industry.

Foreign visitors more than doubled last month

Foreign tourist arrivals in Turkey more than doubled in January compared to the same month of 2021, reaching almost 1.3 million, according to official data announced on Feb. 21. 

The number of foreigners visiting the country was 1.28 million in January, which jumped 151 percent from the same month in 2021, according to the Culture and Tourism Ministry data.

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