Antalya

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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.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

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 ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Antalya is twinned wi:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  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