Aksu is one of Antalya’s newest districts. It is one of four districts which lie within the boundaries of the Antalya Metropolitan Municipality. Its name comes from the Aksu (Kestros) River which is delineated by its boundary with Serik district to the east. Surrounded by the Taurus Mountains in the north and the Mediterranean Sea in the south it is a traditional settling place of Turkmen tribes.
The ruins of the renowned Pamphylian city of Perge are also located in Aksu. The luxurious facilities in the vicinity of Kundu village have made the region one of the most exclusive tourist destinations of Turkey. What used to be a traditional farming district is becoming more and more recognised, thanks to its historical and touristic attractions.
This modern tourist area has had a positive influence on the whole area, which was once an important roadside settlement. The steady flow of investments has helped transform it into a modern city.