Editor Kayhan Dörtlük – Remziye Boyraz
Material Type Book
Year 2008, Antalya
ISBN No 9786054018024
Dimensions 220×220 mm
Page 94 pp., pb.
Figure 41 figs. (Folded images)
Language Bilingual in Turkish and German
Translation Alaittin Deveci – Fikret Özcan – İnci Türkoğlu – Erhan Uçal
Series Exhibition Catalogues 6


A selection of curious observations on Antalya by many travellers starting from Strabo, the renowned geographer of Antiquity, to the beginning of the 20th century, especially by European travellers, accompanied with visual materials of their times constitute the scope of this exhibition catalogue.
Attaleia, named after her founder Attalos according to the legends, is called Antalya today and is located at the junction of ancient Pamphylia, Lycia and Pisidia, i.e. in the most fertile geography of Anatolia. With her amazing human adventures and cultural assets lasting for more than 450,000 years, favourable geographic location, climate and nature, with her well-protected harbour on the maritime network in the East Mediterranean, Antalya has always been in the focus of attention for many travellers, taken into their itineraries and mentioned under various names such as Attaleia, Attalia, Sathalia, Sattalia, Adalia and Antalia. The French, British, Germans and Austrians are the leading figures among the western travellers who happened to visit the city and her environs and who included accounts about her. The book includes accounts from twenty-eight travellers.