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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My House Boutique

My House Boutique

Situated at just 150 metres from the beach, in Konyaaltı at 8 km from downtown Antalya, Hotel My House Boutique invites you to relax on the nearby beach or in its own indoor swimming…

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Grand Bali

Grand Bali

Grand Bali Hotel is situated in a quiet zone in Alanya, at 100 meters from Kelopatra beach and 120 km from Antalya Airport. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and equipped with satellite…

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Antik

Antik

Hotel Antik Alanya is located in İncekum-Fuğla, 110 km away from the Antalya Airport and 20 km from Alanya. This hotel has 78 rooms that feature appliances like: bath, direct telephone,…

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Krizantem

Krizantem

Krizantem hotel is situated at 1.5 km from Alanya and 120 km from Antalya Airport. The hotel has 197 rooms equipped with shower and bath tub, telephone, satellite TV, radio, mini-bar,…

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Palmiye Beach

Palmiye Beach

Palmiye Beach is situated on the beach in Alanya, at 120 km from Antalya Airport. The hotel has 55 rooms with air conditioning, satellite TV, hair dryer, safe box, telephone, private…

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Kaleici Lodge

Kaleici Lodge

Newly renovated and situated in the heart of the old city Antalya, in Kaleici, the Kaleici Lodge Hotel is in perfect location to enjoy Antalya's beach resorts and night life. Breakfast…

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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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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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Residences in Antalya


Marti Myra Holiday Village

Marti Myra Holiday Village

Comfort at Martı Myra starts with our large rooms giving a feeling of freedom. Martı Myra has been awarded the “Three Pines” award, for its 1601 pine trees on 10,000sq.m…

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Aparthotel Sunpark Beach

Aparthotel Sunpark Beach

Apartment Rooms:Direct dial telephone, split air condition, balcony, kitchen equipment, refrigerator, coffee machine, kettle, toast machine, heater, microwave, satellite tv, safe box,…

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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

Hidirlik Tower Antalya

Hidirlik Tower

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Termessos Antalya

Termessos

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Karain Cave Antalya

Karain Cave Antalya

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Ariassos Antalya

Ariassos City Ruins

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