In Antalya, festivals merge tourism with cultural activities. Most of the participants in the festivities are foreign visitors. Among all the internationally renowned festivals of Antalya, the ‘Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival’ and Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival” are the most prominent ones
Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival
The main venue of the festival is the archaeological site of the theatre, arid the mystical atmosphere of the venue brings together thousands of enthusiasts, the majority of whom are foreign visitors. Since 1998 the festival has acquired an international character and is known as one of the best opera festivals in the world. Therefore the participants of the festival are world-renowned artists.
The importance and effectiveness of the festival is due to the fact that it brings together diverse cultures under the universal language of art, and no little part is played by the historical grandeur of its venue. The Aspendos Theatre is a gigantic structure which was built two iillennia ago plays and otrier artistic activities.
The present day festival might not boast that long history, but the majestic beauty of the historical masterpiece inherited from Antiquity adds a special meaning to the artistic activities performed there.
Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival
Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival has been held annually since 1964, with awards in three categories: movies, short films and documentaries.
It is a grand festival encompassing events such as film showings, piano recitals and poetry readings, along with diverse other activities.
The festival presenting visitors with a chance to meet many artists and celebrities plays an important role in the movie world, and it is a must in the itineraries of any movie lover.