Antalya Tourism - Tourist attractions and Hotel reservations

Antalya, city on the MediterraneanAntalya, Turkey coast of south-western Turkey, is the Turkish capital of international tourism.

Situated by the Gulf of Antalya, the city of Antalya can be traced back in history as early as the 1st century BC when, as the legend has it, upon discovering this land, king Attalos II told his men that “this must be Heaven”. Today, tourists who come here from all the corners of the world say that only after seeing a sunset at Antalya can one say they have seen everything a man is allowed to see in a lifetime.

Antalya is a tourism destination characterized by a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and fairly warm and rainy winters, one of the reasons why increasing numbers of tourists are turning to Antalya not only as a summer destination but also as a winter vacation resort.

Once you have tasted the Antalya cuisine, the flavour of the spicy Piyaz or of the many cold Mediterranean dishes with olive oil will get stuck on you forever, and no matter how hard you try to cook it at home there will always be a secret ingredient that you miss... the flavour of the places or the flavour of the local colour that people have learned to use in their dishes.
Apart from its cuisine, Antalya also boasts about golden beaches (Konyaalti and Lara) and foaming milky waterfalls (Düden, Manavgat) which are chief tourist attractions added to the list of reasons why people choose this vacation destination for the first time or come back here ever more.

The city of Antalya seems to have taken in all of Turkey’s cultural and historic past so well preserved and sealed by the traditional archaeology of the mosques, churches, madrasahs and hamams which stood the ruthless test of time.

The historical part of the city, Kaleiçi, is also the tourist centre of Antalya: hotels and clubs, restaurants and bars are the edifices that the modern tourist world has raised next to the Yivli Minare, a symbol of the restored historical city centre and to the Kesik Minare, a former Byzantine Pangalia church, later converted into a mosque.

Despite Antalya’s growing popularity among tourists, the main transportation here is by air, although sea and land routes have only recently been taken into consideration. However, of late, the International Antalya Airport has opened a new terminal to face the hustle and bustle of the ever increasing numbers of international tourists.

The whole urbanized Antalya transportation system makes it easy for its tourists to move from one place to another and visit all the sights they want, while still preserving their energy for the grand tour of restaurants and bars.

Thus, they can choose from tour minibuses that follow a set route, taxis, or trams so that a tour day at the Antalya Museum can be ended by a walk in the Antalya Beach Park or on the shore of the Konyaalti Beach. Likewise, they can get out of their hotel (either luxurious like Sheraton Voyager, Falez Hotel or inexpensive but comfortable) along the coast, just above the Konyaalti and Lara beaches, get on a tram, and get off at the city centre, with its streets crammed with old Turkish and Greek houses.

The legendary Turkish baths, the spicy foods, the colourful gift shops, the noisy streets and bars packed with other euphoric tourists, just like you, the historical traces preserved into Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine or Ottoman edifices, the Antalya festivals all are reasons why you should at least once in a life time indulge yourself with this Heaven.

Hotels in Antalya

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Berke Ranch

Berke Ranch

Hotel Berke Ranch is located on one of the most beautiful coasts of Turkey, 50 km from Antalya, 6 km from Kemer and 2.5 km from the beach. This accommodation is situated between a…

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Sea Port

Sea Port

Sea Port hotel Alanya with a total of 65 rooms, capacity of 161 beds (60 rooms with bathtub, 5 with shower) including 1 room for the disable, junior suite and 4 rooms with french balconies.…

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Resort Dedeman Park

Resort Dedeman Park

Dedeman Park is situated in the center of Antalya on the sea side. The resort has 64 rooms with sea view, equipped with: telephone, mini-bar, wireless Internet connection, cable/satellite…

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Miray

Miray

Miray hotel is located central in Alanya. The hotel is situated at only 70 meters from Kleopatra beach, 500 meters from the city center and 110 km from the Antalya Airport. The hotel…

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Puding Suite

Puding Suite

10 minutes away, by walking, to sea and Mermerli beach, hotel Puding Suite is unique in its style and carries the aura of the old town Antalya. Puding Suite Hotel has been built as…

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Tutav Turk Evi

Tutav Turk Evi

Situated in historical Kaleiçi, the oldest part of Antalya, alongside the Türk Evi Hotel are its Pink House and Green House restaurants and the Kale Bar. All of these are slightly…

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Urcu

Urcu

Situated in the old town of Kaleiçi, in the heart of Antalya, Hotel Urcu is a traditional Turkish style hotel with 18 rooms, singles, twins and doubles. All have private wc/bath and…

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Dogan

Dogan

Hotel Dogan is located in the district of Kaleiçi which is also known as the center of old Antalya City, famous for its narrow streets. The hotel consists of 4 authentic buildings…

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Residences in Antalya


Melas

Melas

Bigger room according to the Club room, with 1 double bed and two sofas. Direct­dial telefon, minibar, Sat­TV, radio via TV, air­conditioning, bath/ WC, hair dryer,…

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Aparthotel Margarita

Aparthotel Margarita

All units with balcony or large terraces, comfortable and tastefully furnished seperate sleeping rooms with A/C and living rooms with kitchenette and refrigerators. Telephone and music…

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Aparthotel Kahya

Aparthotel Kahya

For the comfort of the guests , 63 triple rooms, 128 double rooms and 2 disabled rooms totalling 247 rooms. We are the biggest hotel in Damlatas Street. Our rooms equiped with hair…

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Attractions in Antalya

Kocain Cave Antalya

Kocain Cave

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Beldibi Cave Antalya

Bendibi Cave Antalya

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Karain Cave Antalya

Karain Cave Antalya

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Antalya National Museum of Archeology

ANTALYA NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ARCHEOLOGY

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