Archaeological excavations around Antalya shows that there were people lived this area 40.000 years ago. It is a long time isn’t it?
From the date of 2000 B. C these civilisations ruled in this city one by one; Hittite, Pamphylia, Lykia, Cilicia, Persians, Macedonia Kingdom (Alexander the Great, Antigonos, Ptolemais, Seleucid Empire and Pergamum Kingdom. Then Byzantines ruled in the city before Seljuq Empire.
When Antalya was the land of Ottoman Empire, some rebellions which were called “Şahkulu Rebellion, Celali Rebellions and Körbey Rebellion” occurred in the city. After an agreement in World War I, Italia owed Antalya. However, this ownership did not go well and Turks got the city again.