The idyllic sunshine and pristine beaches of Antalya
attract sun and adventure seekers, but holidaymakers often forget that the region has also got centuries of history to offer visitors.
Constant archaeological digs are a testament to the age of the area which is at the crossroads of ancient and modern civilisations.
Museum is among Europe's top ten museums, according to director Selahattin Eyup Aksu.
It has 53,000 works on display including a hall of sarcophagi which includes a Dionsysiak sarcophagus from the second century AD.
The museum, which was housed in mosques before its most recent incarnation, has won the Europe Council Special Award.
Travellers staying in the region in the variety of holiday accommodation cold also take a trip in a rental car to the nearby Mugla Museum where visitors can see the graves of gladiators including Achilles - portrayed on the silver screen by Brad Pitt.
Article ID: 363, Posted: Thu, 02 Aug 2007 16:57:18 GMT