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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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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Bacchus Pension

Bacchus Pension

Hotel Bacchus Pension is situated in the heart of the beautiful Antalya, the heaven of Turkey, at Kaleiçi surrounded by the ancient city walls with a great number of historical heritages…

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Madi

Madi

The Antalya Madi Hotel is situated on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea right in the city center offering an unforgettable holiday in Antalya. The hotel offers free parking, a roof…

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Viking Nona Beach

Viking Nona Beach

The Viking Nona Beach Hotel Antalya has been recently renovated. The hotel position allows it to have a private beach. Shops, night clubs and other entertaining areas are in walking…

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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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Eden

Eden

Eden Hotel Antalya is located at a wonderful and peaceful place with a beautiful view of Toros mountains, 300 m to famous Konyaalti beach. Hotel Eden offer a clean warm and friendly…

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Aqua Princess

Aqua Princess

Aqua Princess Hotel Kaş is situated in a quiet area beside its own private beach at 200 km from the Antalya Airport. The position of this hotel allows you to visit Kas's city center…

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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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Residences in Antalya


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 Riviera

Aparthotel Riviera

Our apart hotel is in the district of Alanya within the province of Antalya. The apart hotel, located in the city centre, is 400 m away from the famaus Kleopatra Beach. The facilities…

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Papillon Sol Belvil

Papillon Sol Belvil

Far from the hustle and bustle of city life, directly on the Mediterranean coast where pure color of the sea, green golf fields and crowns of pine trees, sunny sand and dark silhouette…

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Attractions in Antalya

Perge Antalya

Perge Ancient City

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Aspendos Ruins Antalya

Aspendos City Ruins

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Myra (Demre) Antalya

Myra Ancient City

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Damlatas Cave Alanya

Damlatas Cave Alanya

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