Antalya Province is located on the Mediterranean coast of south-west Turkey, between the Taurus Mountains and the Mediterranean sea.
Antalya Province is the centre of Turkey's tourism industry, attracting 30% of foreign tourists visiting Turkey. It was the world's third most visited city by number of international arrivals in 2011, displacing New York.
Antalya is Turkey's biggest international sea resort. The province of Antalya corresponds to the lands of ancient Pamphylia to the east and Lycia to the west. It features a shoreline of 657 km (408 mi) with beaches, ports, and ancient cities scattered throughout, including the World Heritage Site Xanthos. The provincial capital is Antalya city with a population of 1,001,318.
The city that is now Antalya was first settled around 200 BC by the Attalid dynasty of Pergamon, which was soon subdued by the Romans. Roman rule saw Antalya thrive, including the construction of several new monuments, such as Hadrian's Gate, and the proliferation of neighboring cities. The city has changed hands several times, including to the Seljuk Sultanate in 1207 and an expanding Ottoman Empire in 1391.
What to visit in Antalya?
Ancient cities and ruins:
There are sites of historical and archaeological interest all over Antalya including
The Pisidian city of Ariassos
Acaliasos, Cormus, Gagae, Idebessos, Kitanaura, Olympos and Rhodiapolis
Andriake, Antiphellos, Apallai, Myra, Phellos, Sure
Apollonia, Hysa, Ilysa, Istloda, Teimiusa
Arycanda, Limyra, Melanippe, Trebema
Lycian rock graves
In the district of Kemer
Idyros, and the Lycian city of Phaselis
In Side; the town itself, Seleucia (Pamphylia), a temple of Athena and another of Apollo
The church of Saint Nicholas in Demre
The caves of Beldibi, Damlataş and Karain
Hadrian's Gate, the Roman fortification and the clock tower in the city of Antalya itself.
Koprulu National Park
Termessos National Park
Olympos National Park
Sites of Natural Beauty:
Düzler pine forest
Saklikent Ski Resort
More detailed Information you can read on Antalya Wikipedia page