Region along the Mediterranean Sea covers the southern part of Turkey. It has a narrow coastal strip because of the Taurus Mountains parallel to the coast. Very productive fields lie in the coastal plains and regions where mountains get away from the coast such as Antalya, Çukurova etc. Products with high economic value such as cotton, banana, and citrus are grown in here. Banana production in Turkey is only made in this region.
Natural beauty and historical value of the Mediterranean region have developed the regional tourism. Sea can be enjoyed eight months of the year by the hot summers of Mediterranean climate. Tourism centers such as Antalya, Alanya, Fethiye etc. with their clean water and ancient cities such as Xanthos, Myra, and Perge etc. draw the attention of local and foreign tourists.