Antalya is a major city on the Mediterranean coast with a population of over 1 million people. Its long pebbly beach and good quality hotels attract a large number of tourists every year. It is also an excellent base from which to visit a number of ancient cities on its outskirts like Perge, Side, Termessos, Phaselis, Olimpos and Aspendos. As the next busiest airport to Istanbul, Antalya's airport can be reached directly from most airports around the world.