Turkish holiday paradise Antalya now hosts Europe's second tallest Ferris wheelNalynn Dolan Caine ▼ | August 14, 2019
Antalya, Turkey's biggest sea resort, located on the Turkish Riviera which looks like a city from medieval times filled with buildings and structures that remained from its time as an ancient Roman port city, now hosts Turkey's tallest Ferris wheel.
Turkey Europe’s 2nd tallest Ferris wheel opens in Turkey
Weighing 400 tons, the Heart of Antalya was manufactured in China and brought to Antalya with ships in a period of two months, with its assembly taking another eight months.
Its 90-meter height makes the giant observation wheel the second highest of its kind after the famed London Eye, which is the most popular tourist attraction in the UK.
Located in the Aktur Amusement Park in the city center, the Heart of Antalya allows visitors to have an uninterrupted view of Antalya city center and the Gulf of Antalya.
The wheel featuring four VIP cabins and 42 ventilated regular cabins completes one tour in 18 minutes.
Tickets cost 30 Turkish liras ($5.40) per person for regular cabins and TL 200 for VIP cabins.
When you feel you had enough fun stroll Antalya's shady palm-lined boulevards, see great works of art from different civilizations at every corner of the city, find your dream beach and then dine at the harbor area before you continue discovering other fabulous hotspots along the coastline. ■