Are you planning a holiday getaway to Lara, Turkey? Then you must know that Lara is a district in Antalya city best known for its beach: Lara Beach is one of the longest sand beaches in the country, while Antalya is the third most visited city in the world, after London and Paris. The mélange between the white sandy beach and the elitist hotels in the area (most of which are replicas of famous worldwide hotels) have earned this summer resort the nickname of “Las Vegas in Turkey”. Due to the pleasant climate of the area which combines perfectly with the region’s blue waters and the long beach, Lara is slowly becoming a favorite summer destination for European tourists. The climate of the region is Mediterranean, which means that summers here are long, hot and dry, while winters are warm and rainy.
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In the Luwian language, an Anatolian language, the word “Lara” means sand; therefore, the city’s name is representative for its long beach. Lara’s history is closely connected to that of Antalya. It is believed that Antalya was founded at around 150BC by king Attalos, thus the city’s name. Antalya was a Roman Republic and then a major city within the Byzantine Empire. It was conquered by the Seljuk Turks in the 13th century. In the 17th century the city was already prosperous, having outgrown its initial walls. It is said that at that time the city’s harbor could host as many as 200 boats, and had approximately 3,000 houses. Antalya shifted from a pastoral village to one of the busiest and largest metropolitan areas in Turkey due to tourism, which boomed in the 21st century.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
If you like sea, sand and sun, then Lara is the perfect holiday destination for you. Lara has two popular beaches, the long Lara Beach and the Konyaalti Beach, both with breathtaking landscape, wild nightlife and impressive services. Do you want to discover the region’s history? Then we recommend you visit the Antalya Archaeological Museum and the Suna-Inan Kirac Museum. Families with children will surely appreciate a visit to the Troy Aqua Park. And you can go shopping too; great buys include cotton, leather and pottery.
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The closest international airport to Lara is in Antalya. Public transportation within Antalya includes buses, trams, and taxies. Lara Beach is 12 km away from Antalya city center. Find cheap hotels in Lara nearby public transportation.