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  • The 2015 Turkish Ladies Open
    This year will be hosted by the Carya Golf Club the first and only floodlit course in Turkey and Europe. The Tournament will be played between the 17th & 20th May. The Ladies European Tour is a worldwide organisation with members from more than 40 countries, playing 23 tournaments this year in 23 Australia, New Zealand, China, Morocco, Turkey, Netherlands, England, Scotland, Czech Republic, Sweden, France, Germany, India, South Africa, Japan, Dubai, Spain, & Italy.
  • Antalya to welcome world’s best ph...
    Antalya will switch gears in April to welcome the Photo Antalya International Press Photo Days, which will bring together some of the world’s most famous photojournalists to the city. The best-known names in both global and Turkish photojournalism will come together in the southern province of Antalya during the Photo Antalya International Press Photo Days.
  • Antalya continues to grow as winte...
    With mid-season breaks for football leagues around the world comes a healthy influx of clubs into Turkey's resort town of Antalya, which remains one of the top destinations for football training camps, especially during winter.
  • 6th International Tourism Cartoon ...
    Rumenian illustrator Pavel Gabriel Virgil is the first award winner at 6th International Tourism Cartoon Competition...
  • Antalya top convention tourism des...
    Turkey’s Mediterranean province of Antalya, an international tourism destination with numerous facilities, has become the country’s leading convention tourism city, according to a sector representative. Some 24.3 percent of convention and event managing companies pick Antalya, said Volkan Ataman, the general manager of Turizm Medya Grubu, at the ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition in Istanbul last week.
  • Presidential Cycling Tour of Turke...
    The Presidential Tour of Turkey has announced the course for its 51st edition, to be held April 26-May 3. The race opens with a stage starting and ending in the beach resort of Alanya, which should result in a bunch sprint. The second stage runs from Alanya to Antalya, another coastline and sprint stage. Stage three brings climbing, with a finish at the natural mountain-top amphitheater at Elmali, followed by a sprint stage from Fethiye to Marmaris.
  • Sports Stadium with the biggest so...
    Being built on 124.360 yards of terrain with capacity of 33.000 spectator, indoor sports arena with capacity of 10.000 spectator and swimming pool up to 3.000 people...
  • Exhibitors pleased with ITB Berlin...
    ITB Berlin 2015 took place from March 4 to March 9 in Berlin, Germany. It is the world’s largest specialist convention for the travel and tourism industry, and the exhibitors who participated this year were quite satisfied with the event. Here’s what a few of them had to say:
  • International Tourism and Hospital...
    The International Tourism and Hospitality Management Conference (ITHMC 2015) which will be held from September 30 to October 04, 2015 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Conference is organized by Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, University of Sarajevo, Akdeniz University and Zenith Group Sarajevo.
  • ICCA Congress attendees break reco...
    On average 10-20 percent of delegates at a conference or tradeshow are active on Twitter. In contrast, almost 60 percent of delegates were active on the platform before, during or after the 53rd ICCA Congress Nov. 1-5 in Antalya, Turkey.
  • Turkish Airlines Open to be held i...
    Europe's finest golfers and many of the world's greatest are heading back to Turkey for the "Turkish Airlines Open" which will be held at Montgomerie Maxx Royal in Antalya, Belek on 13-16 November 2014.
  • Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort is...
    Opened in April ’14, Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort is hosting Russia’s most read women’s magazine Cosmopolitan. A team of 45 people from Russia checked-in at the hotel for this amazing event that will be held on 11-14 October.
  • Records set at ICCA 2014
    The 2014 ICCA Congress taking place 01-05 November in Antalya, Turkey looks set to break several records.To-date the conference has passed 800 registrations. International meetings industry suppliers from 71 countries have registered for the Congress, already an all-time record.
  • ACE of M.I.C.E. EXHIBITION 2015
    Turkey’s most Professional and unique MICE industry event“ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition”will be held on 26 – 28 February 2015 at Istanbul Congress Center in Istanbul, Turkey.Organised for the first time in 2014 “ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition” is the leading regional event for the meetings, incentives, conferences, events and business travel industry which brought MICE industry professionals from Turkey and all around the globe.
  • A traditional Gloria triumph: TUI ...
    Once again the Gloria Hotels & Resorts in Belek at the Turkish Riviera are among the top of the tops of the international holiday resorts: That was determined once more by 500.000 TUI guests at the largest customer survey of the German tourism industry on the occasion of granting with the TUI Holly Awards 2014.
  • 4th International Resort Tourism C...
    Tourism is developing in Turkey and the world rapidly. Currently defined as travel industry, the tourism sector has ability to create highest synergy in social and economic life thanks to its framework. The rapid change in this area require close pursuit of the improvements in every area and at every level. For this reason, it’s vital to evaluate current situation of travel industry and make predictions for the future probabilities about it. "The International Resort Tourism Congress" was born as a voice of this.
  • Handan Boyce runs for ICCA Preside...
    From November 1st until 5th, the 53rd ICCA Conference and General Assembly will take place in Antalya, Turkey. This year, the General Assembly will vote for a new President of ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) since Arnaldo Nardone will step down after having completed his four-year term. Handan Boyce, General Manager of the Halic Congress Center and former General Manager of the Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau, will stand for the Presidential election.
  • Huge Five Thousand Seat Hall Plan ...
    General Secretary of Expo 2016 Agency Selami Gülay said “We have been planning to built up a congress center in Kemer with five thousand seat capacity only in main hall of it. It will be a huge contribution for tourism in Turkey.”
  • ICCA Central European Chapter Summ...
    The International Congress and Convention Association(ICCA) Central European Chapter Summer Meeting was held in Belgrad,Serbia 27-29 August,with more than 80 delegates including ICCA CEC members,international speakers and sponsors.
    Offering the opportunity to have a holiday surrounded by spectacular nature, Gloria Verde Resort was awarded with the "Certificate of Environment-Friendly Accommodation Facility", also known as the 'Green Star' by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism for its respect and awareness towards nature.
  • Antalya and 53rd ICCA Congress Thr...
    For some Antalya means only full of sunshine and four seasons in one place at the same time while Antalya is ‘California’ of Turkey for the others referring to costal beauties and its call to live a charming life with its all historical and natural richness. Antalya has more than these as being 6th. biggest city of Turkey.
  • Program of Antalya Piano Fest anno...
    The program of the 15th International Antalya Piano Festival, which was the topic of a recent conversation after the resignation of Fazıl Say, has been announced. Under the art directorship of Gürer Aykal, the festival will be held between November 07-29. Along with the young talents’ concerts, Doruk Görkem Tokur and Giovanni Nesi’s Mediterranean premier, 19 concerts will be performed during the festival.
  • One of every three tourists coming...
    One of every three tourists coming to Antalya is from Russia, as over 6.7 million foreign travelers flocked to the city in the first seven months of the year.
  • Cornelia Golf Club has a new Event...
    Cornelia Golf Club just opened a new event area of 1.000Sqm Green Area in front of the Golf Club Building with the amazing lake view which suitable for all kind of events.
  • Air Arabia touches down in Antalya...
    Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier, announced the start of its non-stop services to the city of Antalya, on the Mediterranean coast, in the South West of Turkey.
  • Where The Jet Set Tees Off
    When it comes to glowing holidays, Gloria Hotels & Resorts in Belek at the Turkish Riviera are the right choice for golfers.
  • Best in Europe for the last four y...
    Turkish Airlines has been chosen "Best Airline in Europe", "Best Airline in Southern Europe" and awarded "Best Business Class Onboard Catering", "Best Business Class Lounge Dining" in 2014 Skytrax World Airline Awards.
  • Cookbook Gifted By Nizamettin Şen ...
    Nizamettin Şen President of Antalya Promotion Foundation which published a cookbook entitled From Taurus to Mediterranean Tastes of Antalya has been presented to well known head cooks who own the most prestigious award of Michelin Star of gastronomy world while they were about to present their foremost cooks and recipes at Aska Lara Hotel.
  • Deputy Chair Role Changes in Medit...
    Sinan İnan, General Manager of Antalya Convention Bureau has been approved as Deputy Chair at ICCA Mediterranean Chapter. Sinan İnan has been working for ACB more than four years and takes the duty from Ms. Elif Füsun Balcıoğlu former ICCA Mediterranean Chapter Chairperson.
  • From 180 countries being invited t...
    Of the 180 invitation letters signed by the Turkish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Mr Mehmet Mehdi Eker, so far over 40 countries send their response, with 17 countries declaring their participation, stated Mr Gülay, Secretay of the Expo 2016 Antalya Agency.
  • Golf Academy Opened at Wolrd of Su...
    2 of June 2014 in World of Sunrise Hotels, situated in Side Manavgat tourism area, was opened Golf Academy which added a new item in Side sport facilities. In Starlight Convention Center Thalasso & Spa and Sunrise Park Resort & Spa with its sport opportunities the Gold Academy gives the possibility to take classes for professionals and amateurs during the holiday.
  • ICCA President’s Call To 53rd ICCA...
    ICCA President Arnaldo Nardone invites you to the upcoming ICCA General Assembly in Antalya which will be held on 1-5 November. As Nardone points out that Antalya and its surrounding area is one of the most important and strategic region for civilizations for more than a millennium of Mediterranean basin and Antalya is on the way to become a top quality congress and meeting destination where the people from all over the world come together.
  • Gloria Verde Resort in Belek spark...
    After the renovation of the golf courses last year, now the worldwide favoured Five-Star Gloria Verde Resort has been modernized and extended with a new center for physiotherapy and rehabilitation.
  • Applied Probability Workshop on Ta...
    The International Workshop in Applied Probability will be held in Antalya, Turkey, from June 16–19. It is intended for scientists in applied probability and stochastic modeling. Expected to attend are scientists with diverse backgrounds in mathematics, statistics, statistical physics, biophysics, financial engineering, and econophysics.
  • ICCA reports 2013 Top 20 Rankings ...
    ICCA, which is the most global meetings industry association and the leader in the international association meetings sector, released the 2013 Top 20 Rankings for countries and cities.
  • Antalya leads in Green hotels
    By the end of May 2014, number of environmental friendly establishments which received Green Star certificate from Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry reached 80.
  • Successful premiere at Maritim Pin...
    The first Judo Festival organized by the EJU (European Judo Federation) was held in Antalya between 12-21st of May,2014.
  • From Buddha Bar to Turkish stars a...
    The summer season at the Gloria Hotels & Resorts once more goes flat out with a diversified entertainment and music program: with well-known musicians from Turkey, worldwide famous DJs, hot party nights, unique meetings and more.
  • Antalya hosts 3rd stage in World A...
    Turkish Airlines, the official airline of World Archery, has announced a two-year extension of its sponsorship of the federation and its events.
  • The Turkish Airlines World Golf Cu...
    The Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup is an amateur golf event on a global scale. The format of play is individual stroke play and players will be split into two categories based on their handicaps. This series will also feature Nearest the Pin competitions with separate prizes for men and ladies. The winner of each category will then progress to play in the Grand Finals, which will be held in Belek, Turkey from November 9th-16th.
  • Nizamettin Şen: Joy of Getting Tog...
    Turkey showed up herself with 46 participants in 400 square meters at IMEX-Frankfurt which was the largest and biggest stand among other countries. Aces of world congresses were happy to get together in Germany.
  • ACB's Attendance IMEX-Frankfurt
    Antalya Convention Bureau attended 12th Frankfurt IMEX on 20-22 May in Germany. Nizamettin Şen, President of Antalya Promotion Foundation and Sinan İnan, General Director of ACB welcomed various hosted buyers from all over the world.
  • Sportaccord Convention 2014 Conclu...
    BELEK / ANTALYA, Turkey - The 12th annual SportAccord Convention concluded in Belek/Antalya, Turkey, having attracted 1636 attendees representing 78 nationalities from around the world. An impressive proportion of one fourth of all the delegates to the world sport summit, held from April 6-11 at the Susesi Luxury Resort Convention Centre, were newcomers to the event with 410 participants attending the Convention for the first time.
  • The Wings for Life World Run
    The Wings for Life World Run is an entirely new type of event never before seen or undertaken in either running or any other sporting field. Why? Because it is a truly global adventure, encompassing up to forty locations, in which everyone runs at the very same time all over the world!
  • THK-Corendon Jet Fest
    Getting louder the masses on the ground with mind-blowing maneuvers and incredible visual shows since 2012, International THK-Corendon Jet Fest will attract the people and aviation enthusiasts for the third time on 18 May. Keeping the tension on top notch in the skies, replica models of the modern jets can reach 300 km/h using the current type of fuel, kerosene.
  • 50th. Presidential Cycling Tour of...
    Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey (TUR) started in 1963 with the name of "Marmara Tour", gained international status in 1965 for the first time and was taken under the auspices of Presidential authority in 1966. The competition on its 50th year anniversary will be held in April 27-May 4, 2014 in 8 stages starting from Alanya, proceeding along the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts and ending in Istanbul.
  • Butterfly Paradise of Antalya
    183 species of 410 well known butterflies live in Antalya region. Turkey has important prosperity in terms of butterfly population…
  • Meeting with ICCA Members in Turke...
    ACB hosted the local Turkish ICCA members in Belek at Susesi Luxury Hotel on 28 April. Nizamettin Şen, president of Antalya Promotion Foundation and Vice President of ACB and Sinan İnan, Director of ACB...
  • Find ACB at IMEX-Frankfurt!
    Find ACB at IMEX-Frankfurt on 20-22 May!
  • Term of “Boutique Hotel Congresses...
    As it is known Antalya Convention Bureau has been putting all of its effort to organize national & international conventions and to increase the current ones. According to ICCA standards %90 of about 12.000 meetings taking place in the world annually consist of congresses below 1.000 people. Even if congresses of above 1.000 people attract mostly in the world, minor ones have much density and getting unusual attentions.
  • Gloria Hotels & Resorts in Belek f...
  • Turkish Airlines Selects Thales’ ...
  • Record Breaking numbers
    12 Million 66 thousand foreign tourists came to Antalya in 2013. The Turkish tourism sector hosted 34.910.098 foreign tourists in 2013 with an icrease of 9.8%. The number of tourists to Antalya in 2013 increased by 7,5% as against the previous year reaching 12 million 66 thousand, which is the highest number ever in Turkey's Republican history. Russian tourists came in first place as the biggest group to have arrived in Antalya, followed by Germans and the Dutch.
  • Football Teams are in Antalya
    Football Teams from Turkey , Europe and Asia have come to Antalya to prepare for the second part of the season and get some vacation time. Proffessional football leagues in Turkey, Europe and Asia have finished the first part of the season as of December. Teams are now camping to prepare for the second part of the season.
  • There are 380 butterfly species in...
    177 species have been detected in Antalya and 3 of them are endemic. The founder of Antalya Butterfly Observation Group, Prof. Dr. Olcay Yeğin declared that they have determined 177 butterfly species around the city.
  • VI Antalya International Choir Fes...
    The organizing commitee has made a special program. This year, it is planning to organise a big concert performance of “9th Symphony” with the mixed choirs selected from festival attendants and Antalya State Symphony Orchestra together on the name of brotherhood and piece all over the world. At least 120 chorists and 80 professional orchestral musicians will be perfoming on the stage.
  • World of Sunrise
    Starlight Convention Center Thalasso & SPA welcomes international football stars on his professional football pitches all through winter 2014.
  • 53rd ICCA Congress
    The 53rd ICCA Congress will be held in Antalya, Turkey from 1-5 November 2014 For thousands of years, throughout philosophy was of great importance for Antalya and its surroundings and tradition continue even today with its activity in the tourism sector.Antalya, which hosts millions of tourists ever year, both Turkish and international, has became one of the most prominent touristic regions in the Mediterranean.Antalya is not only a sun, sea and sand destination but has also earned an important place in the meetings and incentive industry.
  • The International Antalya Hospital...
    We are pleased to announce the International Antalya Hospitality, Tourism and Travel Research Conference that will be held in Porto Bello Hotel, Antalya, Turkey between December 9 and December 12, 2014.
  • Meetings at the Taurus
    More than sun and sand for meetings!!!Belek is said to be a mecca for holidaymakers and golfers. However the popular destination on the Turkish Riviera offers much more than sun and beaches. Especially the Gloria Hotels & Resorts make a mark as a MICE-destination. Numerous international congresses take place here. Renowned companies such as Nike Europa, Unilever or Amnesty International are convinced of the accessibility and hotel offer.
  • 9th International ÖGER Antalya Mar...
    RUNTALYA International Marathon is in its 9th year running. The RUNTALYA Marathon has become a tradition and will take place on March 02, 2014.
  • Marine Biology Museum opened in An...
    Marine Biology Museum of Antalya Metropolitan Municipality where approximately 500 species of marine animals will be exhibited opened in Antalya on 16 january. Antalya Marine Biology Museum is Turkey’s first sea creatures museum.
  • 47th World Outdoor Archery Champi...
    The Turkish Archery Federation, which previously organised the 37th World Outdoor Archery Championships in Antalya in 1993, will host another world championship after 20 years. The 47th World Outdoor Archery Championships will be held between 29 September - 06 October in Belek, Antalya
    SportAccord Convention announced that the 2014 edition of the Convention will take place at the Susesi Resort in Belek in the Antalya region of Turkey from April 6-11, 2014. The venue for the 12th annual edition of SportAccord Convention is one of the biggest and most modern congress centres in the Mediterranean.
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Food and Drink in ANTALYA

Turkish Cuisine ranks among the best in the world alongside French and Cantonese.
The vast Ottoman Empire which stretched from the gates of Vienna to the S.tip of the Arabian peninsula lent Turkish cuisine its richness and diversity. A few words here just to give you an idea...

Turkish people traditionally begin their dinner with meze (similar to antipasti or tapas) such as vegetables either stuffed or prepared in olive oil, spicy salsas, yoghurts and dips which are mopped up with crusty Turkish baguettes, deep fried seafood and the list goes on. Some people find that a selection of meze is plenty for their main meal.





Main Meals
The Turks are famous for their spicy kebabs of which there are a great many varieties. Fresh fish such as red mullet, sea bass or bream tends to be served simply either grilled or pan-fried. Earth-baked leg of lamb melts in the mouth and the various meat stews and casseroles will leave you asking for more.

Desserts & Partries
Wafer-thin pastry soaked in syrup and layered with ground pistachio nuts is the famous Turkish sweetmeat not to miss. Deep fried dough balls in syrup (lokma) and Turkish style rice pudding (sütlaç) are all samples of desserts available in most any Turkish restaurant. Many Turks however stick to a platter of sliced fresh fruits and berries after their meal. Fruit in Turkey really does taste better!





Drinks ...

Raki is the national alcoholic drink. Everyone drinks it. It has a strong taste of aniseed and when mixed with water takes on a milky hue. Turkish beers and lagers are excellent as are the wines on offer which come mainly from the vineyards around Ankara and Tekirdağ by the sea of Marmara.

The big soft drinks companies (Pepsi Co. and Coca-Cola) all produce in Turkey. Fruit juice is widely available. Also try ayran which is made up of plain yoghurt whisked in with spring water and a pinch of salt. It is surprisingly refreshing on a hot summer's day.


Wining & Dining in Antalya

Whether you are looking for a traditional Turkish restaurant, an Italian Bistro, a pub, bar or cafe Antalya can come up with something to fit the bill. The city is roughly divided into sections which have their own atmosphere and their own cafes, bars, bistros and restaurants.


(old town within the Roman city walls) has its own unique blend of bars which cater to the young crowd. Further down you will find the Yat Limanı (yacht habour) which lives up to its name with up-market fish restaurants, bars and clubs to dance the night away. The area of Işıklar is packed with stylish yet relaxed European-style cafes, bars and bistros frequented mostly by locals. For a taste of a typical Antalyan fish house where the food is simple but tasty even if the surroundings are somewhat primitive go no further than the Halk Pazarı or Peoples Market. Amongst the clatter and noise and smells of the sea you will have a genuine Turkish experience.

And after meal, Turkish coffee…
Afiyet olsun.


ANADOLU PARKI TURKISH ANTALYA CENTER 100/200 0242 426 24 00 0242 426 24 00
TURKISH ANTALYA CENTER 100/200 0242 244 62 62 0242 244 62 62
KONYALILAR RESTAURANT TURKISH (KEBAP) ANTALYA CENTER 100/200 0242 323 66 60 0242 323 66 60
TUGRA RESTAURANT FISH,TURKISH ANTALYA CENTER 100/200 0242 312 67 00 0242 312 67 00
SHAKESPEARE BISTRO INTERNATIONAL ANTALYA CENTER 250/200 0 242 316 29 29 0 242 316 44 66



Döner Kebap


Lamb grilled on a revolving spit.

Şiş Köfte


Grilled meatballs.



Stuffed vegetables.



Dish made of rice and meat, wrapped in grapeleaves

Çerkez Tavuğu


Ground chicken with bread crumbs, walnuts and red pepper sauce.



Dish prepared with eggplant and olive oil.



Prepared with dough, ground meat and yogurt.

Içli Köfte


Made of ground meat and pounded wheat.



Flaky pastry with thin layers of cheese or other filling

Çig Köfte


Spicy raw meatballs.



A sweet prepared in many varieties with sesame oil, various cereals, sugar syrup or honey.



Sweet dish made of sugar, cereals and raisins.



Flaky pastry stuffed with nuts in syrup

Lokum (Turkishdelight)


A soft, chewy and sweetish confection.



Made of water and yogurt



The indispensable alcoholic drink of pleasant dinners.