Antalya (frae Greek "Αττάλεια" - Attaleia) is a ceety on the Mediterranean coast o soothwastren Turkey, an the caipital ceety o Antalya Province. Situatit on coastal cliffs, Antalya is surroondit bi muntains. Development an investment, begun in the 1970s, hae transformed the ceety intae an internaitional resort.

EtymologyEedit

Accordin tae tradition, in the 2nt century BC, the Pergamum keeng Attalos II ordered his men tae fynd "heaven on earth". Efter an extensive search, they discovered the region o Antalya. Keeng Attalos rebuilt the cieety, givin it the name "Attaleia" (Greek: Αττάλεια) which later mutatit in Turkish as Adalia an then Antalya. Attaleia wis an aa the name o a festival at Delphi[1] an Attalis (Greek: Ἀτταλίς) wis the name o an auncient Greek tribe at Athens.[2]

Sister ceetiesEedit

Antalya is twinned wi:

ReferencesEedit

  1. Ἀττάλεια, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus project
  2. Ἀτταλίς, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus project


Coordinates: 36°54′N 30°42′E / 36.9°N 30.7°E / 36.9; 30.7