Antalya to get new museum
ANTALYA - Doğan News Agency
The grain storages and trade areas will be transformed into a museum.A number of areas of the Andriake ancient site in Antalya’s Demre District will be transformed into an open air museum.
The granaries (grain storage) and also plakoma (trade areas) of Andriake will be opened to visitors.
The ancient city has hosted many civilizations, including the Roman Empire, and will be transformed into an open air museum in order to attract tourists.
The total cost of the project will be 8 million Turkish Liras, and it is being realized with the support of Culture and Tourism Minister Ertuğrul Günay. It will be conducted by Karacan Group.
The project is expected to be finished in 410 days, and will be expected by the Antalya Monuments Association. The project, which will be finished and opened to public in 2013, is expected to attract total of 500,000 people every year.