Antalya Antalya is a city on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey that is rich in history and art. The old town called Kalei├ži has narrow, winding streets enclosed within ancient city walls. Although there are other entrances, the most impressive way of entering and leaving the old town is from the ancient Hadrianus Gate - built by the Roman emperor Hadrianus as the entrance arch to the city. Antalya has an excellent archaeology museum and plenty of historic buildings and ancient ruins nearby. Most of Antalya's historic buildings can be seen along the narrow, winding streets of Kalei├ži. Noteworthy sites include: Yivli Minaret, Karatay Medresesi, H─▒d─▒rl─▒k Tower, Ahi Yusuf Mescidi, Iskele Mosque, Murat Pa┼ča Mosque, Tekeli Mehmet Pa┼ča Mosque, Balibey Mosque, Musellim Mosque, Seyh Sinan Efendi Mosque, Hadrians Arch, and the Clock Tower. Many structures date back to the Hellenistic era. The Antalya Museum has an extensive archaeology collection. It is believed that the first inhabitants of this region were Hittites who settled here around 2500 BC coming from Iran and Mesopotamia. After further immigration the Persians reigned here - which was ended by Alexander the Great in the year 334 BC. Finally the Pergamon King Attolos II came to this region in the middle of the 2nd Century BC in search of Paradise and he succeeded in winning control over the Pamphylian region. He established the city Attalia (Antalya) - which was integrated into the Roman Empire only 30 years later. Throughout centuries there have been power struggles between different groups of populations. The city was integrated into the Ottoman Empire probably in 1391. After a brief occupation by Italian troops at the end of World WarI but came into Turkish possession again in 1921. Throughout the centuries the city was under different rulers - all of whom left evidence of their presence and it can still be seen around Antalya.
Sabah Pansiyon was the first family owned guest house located in the old city of Kalei├ži in Antalya. Sabah Pansiyon is recommended in all of the guide books written about Turkey. Situated in the city center near the harbor and by a city park just a mere 300 meters away. The Pansiyon has been run by the Sabah Family since June 26, 1986 providing guests with quality and friendly service. Other Services include car rentals, a bar and cafe, internet access, airport transfers, laundry service, daily tours including boat and yacht tours and other services to make their guests stay as comfortable and trouble-free as possible.
The Sabah family has recently opened for booking several new fully appointed villas located in the old city of Kalei├ži just 25 meters away from the Sabah Pansiyon. These villas, with a lovely swimming pool located in the garden, are 110 square meters and can accomodate up to 6 people. See the Villas
Yemenli Restaurant opened its doors in December 2010 at a historic stone building in old town Kalei├ži, next to the pansiyon in Antalya. Specializing in Mediterranean food, Yemenli Restaurant offers grilled meats, seafood dishes, an array of pastas and family style appetizer platters. The indoor dining room offers a cozy intimate setting, while the outdoor patio offers year-round dining under the stars in a romantic setting. The architecture in the building is spectacular and is reflective of the 19th century. Yemenli Restaurant has a full bar with an extensive wine list and has free wireless internet access for your laptop. See the Restuarant