The ParCFD2007 Conference will be held at the Sheraton
Voyager Hotel in Antalya, TURKEY.
Antalya is a city in southwestern Turkey, located
on the Gulf of Antalya. The city is the largest urban
area on Turkey's central Mediterranean coast with a
population of 600,000.
People are attracted to Antalya's beaches and
nearby ancient ruins. In addition to tourism, light
industry is important, as is agriculture, particularly
the harvest of citrus fruits. Antalya's airport
is the busiest on the Turkish Mediterranean cost, with
direct flights to many European cities. Roads connect
Antalya with nearby towns and with larger cities over
the rugged Taurus Mountains to the north.
The Antalya region has been occupied since
prehistoric times. The earliest artifacts, found in
Karain Cave about 25 km (about 16 mi) away, date to
30,000 BC. Attalus II of Pergamum founded the city
in the 2nd century BC and named it Attaleia after
himself. It later became a Roman city and was visited
by the Emperor Hadrian in AD 130. Antalya became part
of the Byzantine Empire (330-1453), but was taken by
the Seljuks in 1207. The city was a principal southern
terminus on the Anatolian caravan trade route during
the first half of the 13th century. Antalya was taken
by the Ottoman Empire in 1391. Following World War I
(1914-1918), the city was occupied by Italy for a
short period before its liberation in 1921 by the
Republic of Turkey.
Overlooking a turquoise sea and the famous Konyaalti
Beach, Sheraton Voyager Antalya is a 5 star hotel
with 392 rooms. It is located on a rocky promotory
above the beach of Antalya. Rooms with a view of the
Mediterranean sea have been reserved for the ParCFD2007 conference attendees.
- Conference Ground
- Location Maps
- Short Movies About Turkey