Antalya, which attracts millions of tourists from all over the world for its sun, sea and sand during the summer months, hosts senior citizens with each coming autumn. Seniors from Northern European countries, especially those living in Norway enjoy the sunny and warm autumn and winter period in Antalya that they can’t find in their own countries.
Norwegians in particular, where 15 percent of the population is over the age of 65 and who have a high disposable income, prefer Antalya for both leisure and treatment. The winter sun is very important for sun-starved Norwegian pensioners. Norwegian seniors often stay in contracted hotels and apartments for an affordable holiday while they also benefit from treatment and rehabilitation services.
The seniors have full social security and their accommodation expenses are paid by their own state. Scandinavians usually plan to arrive in October and stay in Antalya for an extended period. Agencies working in this field are now planning to build a Norwegian village in the city of Antalya. Norwegian seniors will be able to stay in this village, as well as be able to receive treatment.