By Bahar Öztürk

Antalya, Turkey’s second largest tourism destination after Istanbul, is getting ready for a new marina project named Golden Orange, which is also the symbol of the city.

Antalya Golden Orange Marina was designed in the shape of an organge, taking inspiration from the Palm Islands in Dubai. The connection to land will be by road only and the area will be used exclusively for yacht moorings, not residences. The marina will have a capacity of around 1,400 berths.

The Turkish Ministry of Transportation and Maritime Affairs says the marina will be built in the Muratpaşa region of Antalya. The project is currently in the pilot study and feasibility report stage.

At the moment there are five marinas in Antalya – Çelebi Marina, which has a capacity of 235 berths on water and 300 on land, Kemer Türkiz Marina with 230 berths on water and 140 on land, Setur Finike Marina with a 350-berth capacity on water and 150 on land, Alanya Marina with an on-water berth capacity of 287, and Antalya Kaleiçi Marina with a capacity of 65 yachts.