Antalyanın İngilizce Tanıtımı Antalya History The Port of Antalya was founded in the 2nd Century BC by king Attalus II of Pergamum, it is from him that the City took it’s name. One of the main attractions in the City is the old quarter of, “Kaleici” (or castle" in Turkish) here you will find a warren of narrow streets and a host of well preserved houses tastefully converted into Pensions, Restaurants and Cafes where you can pass a pleasant hour drinking tea and watching the day pass by. The City has lived through many periods and invasions from it’s Hellenistic beginnings through Roman, Byzantine, Selcuk and Otoman rules until now. There are many interesting sights around the City, the visit of the Roman Emperor Hadrian was commemorated by the building of “Hadrian’s Gate” located on the main street, also a number of Mosques which originally Temples or churches and the Archeological Museum are all worth a visit. From the findings resulting from the archeological digs carried out in and around Antalya, it has been ascertained that the region was inhabited 50 thousand years ago. The proof was uncovered in the Karain Cave situated near Yagcikoy, 27 km north-west of Antalya. Remains of the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Bronze ages were unearthed in this cave.