Antalya was given the name "Attalia” by King Attalos when he first came to the region in 159 B.C. Because of its fertile land and natural beauty he used the phrase "Paradise on Earth”. Many settlers over the centuries chose Antalya so that the city has had a turbulent history. The Persians, Alexander the Great, the Romans and the Arabs left their trace in this area.
Antalya province has Mediterranean climate with hot summers and moderately warm and rainy winters. The area has sunny weather for 10 months a year.
Agricultural production includes citrus fruit, cotton, cut flowers, olives, olive oil and bananas. 65 % met the wholesale of the food market of Antalya, the demand for fresh fruits and vegetable all over Turkey.
Development and investment, began in the 70 years,they have transformed into an international resort of Antalya. Antalya expected annually more than 3 millon tourists, mostly from Germany, Russia, Israel and Australia. The city is one of the world's and the Mediterranean's leading tourism destinations, the city being home to an array of famous attractions like; palm boulevards, award winning marina, historical and modern attractions. With its international airport and location, Antalya is "The Capital of Tourism" and gateway to other historical attractions in the area.