Location, Climate: Antalya is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey and attracts many Europeans year round. Antalya is also the largest city in the region of the Mediterranean and a popular all-year round holiday getaway in Europe. The weather of Antalya is fair all year-round with hot summers. The cooler months begin in October and lasts until February, but there can be frequent rainfalls during this time. Book your discount Antalya hotel online for the best rates Brief History: Antalya was discovered by Attalus II Philadelphus in 150 BC. He was the King of Pergamon during that time and the city was called “Attalia” which was derived from his name. After 17 years, Attalus passed away and the Romans inherited the city from him. Events, Landmarks, Activities: Antalya hosts various festivals each year so find the one that suits your interest. Movie buffs should definitely attend the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival in September; a treat for all art and music lovers would be the Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival which is held in June; Party goers can party all night long at the Beachpark Rock Festival in October. The most touristic area in Antalya is the historic area called Kaleici where you will find the marina, boutique style hotels, restaurants, bars and shops. The most recognized ancient and sites are the City Walls and Hadrian's Gate. Transportation: The best way to get around Antalya is to travel as the locals do and wave down a dolmus (minibus). These travel along fixed routes and depart when they are full. Make sure to give your destination to the drive so he can stop the dolmus at the right place.