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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Palm Can

Palm Can

The hotel Palm Can is situated only 80 meters from the beach in the Alanya resort. The position of the hotel and the facilities offered to the tourists make this hotel a good place…

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Royal Hill

Royal Hill

Hotel Royal Hill is situated at the world famous beach Konyaalti, Antalya, and it enchanting blue Mediterranean sea surrounded by the mountains of Beydaglari, Where you come to a complete…

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Bilkay

Bilkay

Event thought the Bilkay hotel is situated in the center of Alanya, the Mediterranean beach is still easy to reach. This hotel provides comfortable accommodation amid a pleasant atmosphere.…

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Kayahan

Kayahan

The Kayahan Hotel Kaş, situated very close to Kaş's center and its beaches and has the best panoramic view in town. The Kayahan Hotel is practically situated on the beach and only…

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Kleopatra Ikiz

Kleopatra Ikiz

The Kleopatra İkiz Hotel is situated on one of the most famous beaches in Turkey, Alanya - Kleopatra Beach. If it's nightlife and shopping or peace and quiet, this high quality 3…

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Lazer Pension

Lazer Pension

Lazer Pension is situated on a quiet street in old city center Kaleici, Antalya. Kaleici historic center, translated means "within the city walls". Pension Lazer offers 15 rooms with…

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Aspen

Aspen

Aspen Hotel is located at just 200 metres from Mermerli Beach, in the district of Kaleici which is also known as the center of old Antalya City with a past of 2000 years. The things…

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Kaktus

Kaktus

Kaktüs Hotel is located in the modern part of the city of Antalya. Only a short walk from the beach, this friendly hotel offers free wireless Internet. Close to Aqualand, the Amphitheater…

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Residences in Antalya


Apartments Gazipasa

Apartments Gazipasa

We are situated about 2 km outside of the ancient, yet beautiful port town of SiDE. (p.Seeday). The Gazipasa Hotel & Apartments are a family run establishment that are both modern…

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Diva

Diva

Diva is also very keen on progressive cuisine and cater for vegetarians. Diva has a menu of the day, every night,with different hot and cold mezes, main course and dessert of the day,…

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Mia Belpark Village

Mia Belpark Village

MAGIC LIFE CLUBS offer a unique "all inclusive" experience with the best value for money with first class service AND without any hidden costs. The possibilities are endless…

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Attractions in Antalya

Myra (Demre) Antalya

Myra Ancient City

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Clock Tower Antalya

Clock Tower

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Perge Antalya

Perge Ancient City

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Termessos Antalya

Termessos

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