The Mediterranean Riviera is the most developed tourist region of Turkey. The majority of beach resorts of Turkey, as well as ancient sights are located just there.
The formation of tourist infrastructure around Antalya began several decades ago. It is a large city, but next to it are resorts such as Belek, Side, Kemer, and Tekirova. In these resorts there were built the most luxurious hotels where tourists are offered an all-inclusive vacation. In this area there are some interesting ancient cities, which are interesting to visit with a guided tour: Termessos, Perge, Aspendos, Phaselis, Olympos and others. The ruins of ancient Side are now within the residential area of the new city.
Alanya, the easternmost resort of the Mediterranean Riviera, is about 200 km from Antalya. Previously, tourists had to go there from Antalya, but after a separate airport had been built there, it was developing independently. There are interesting places in the environs of Alanya: the Green Canyon, Dim Cave, Sapadera Canyon, and Mersin castle.
There are several famous resorts to the south-west of Antalya: Kemer, Tekirova, and Beldibi. All inclusive vacations are also mainly offered there, and only Olympos camps are like hippie residences. If you go further southwest from Alanya, you will get to the ancient city of Myra, and the flooded cities of Kekova island. They are about 150 kilometers from the city. There you can also see the church where St. Nicholas of Myra was a rector.