Old Town (Kaleiçi) in Antalya is declared a 3rd degree archeological site with vast and diverse begining it’s history from Roman Empire followed by Byzantine and Ottoman Empire up to nowadays.
Kaleiçi itself is a ”city in the city” situated in the very heart of Antalya fronted by ancient harbour dating back to Roman Empire times. Kaleiçi has numbers of structures including monuments, buildings, mosques, gardens, etc.
Government of Antalya is reporting that old temples and mosques are protected and needed action is done to meet all qualifications for UNESCO. Entering World Heritage List will protect the town better. Neverthless long history and numerous invasions, Kaleiçi protected it’s authencity rather good.
Such sights as Hadrianus Gate, Hıdırlık Tower, Muratpaşa Mosque, Ancient Theater, Alaadin Mosque, Karamolla Mosque, Dumlupınar School, Hesapçi street are to be added to UNESCO.
The owner of 16 Grammy awards, Golden Globe, Emmy awards and Academy award nominations for Best Original Song, Sting will take the stage on EXPO 2016 Antalya on 9th of August at 10:00 pm.
Musician, singer, songwriter, activist and actor will perform famous songs known by nearly everyone- ”Desert Rose”, ”Fragile”, ”Shape of Heart”, ”Fields of Gold”, ”Englishman in New York” and many others.
Also known as a former member of ”The Police” group, Sting received CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) from Queen Elizabeth II for services to the Music Industry and became a Kennedy Center Honoree at the White House in 2014, both are considered to be great honor. Sting is included in 100 greatest musical stars list of the 20th century by Q magazine.
vGreat news for history lovers- new project ”Aspendos Efsanesi – Aspendos’ta Tarihe Yolculuk” is on the stage during this summer season. Through dancing, music, film and video mapping, the whole 2000 years long story of Anatolian region existance from Roman Empire followed by Byzantium, Ottoman Empire until the time of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk governing time is told. The love story of Aspendos architect Zenon, gladiator fights, brave Ottoman military and variety of Anatolian region folk dances are intertwined in one great performance.
Brand new project is prepared by famous and beloved all around the world group- ”Fires of Anatolia” with Mustafa Erdoğan whose performances won the hearts of millions of spectators. The group is famous for the fastest synchronous folk dance ever in the world.
The atmosphere of the show is enhanced even more by the antique theater Aspendos, with a long and fascinating history, where 1,5 hour perfomance takes place.
This show is absolutely worth to see, since it would leave a taste of adventure long after and stay in memory for a lifetime.