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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Dantel Pension

Dantel Pension

The Dantel Pension enjoys an amazing location in Antalya and ensures its guests quick and easy access to all of the city's major sights and attractions. It is the ideal starting point…

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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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Guney Brabant

Guney Brabant

With it's comfortable accommodation and excellent services Guney Brabant Hotel, Antalya, welcomes all types of holidaymakers for a pleasant and tranquil stay. Guests can relax in the…

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Argos

Argos

The Argos Hotel is situated in Kaleici (old part of Antalya). The Hotel was restored in 1988 and renovated in 2000. The Argos Hotel is a small and luxury Hotel that offers guests nicely…

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Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo Hotel is 1 km away from city-center and 125 km away from Antalya Airport. The beach is only 90 meters away from the hotel. The 120 rooms are suitable for the accommodation…

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Dim

Dim

Hotel Dim Suite is situated directly on the beach, at 120 km from Antalya Airport, and 5 km from Alanya city center. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, bathtub, hair dryer,…

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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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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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Residences in Antalya


Marina

Marina

It is a privilege uniquely offered to the "Marina Residence guests" to have a view over Antalya Port over the ramparts being built some 18 centuries ago, reaching said spot…

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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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Green Garden

Green Garden

Green Garden Apart Hotel; for an excellent holiday with the view of Mediterranean Sea and Alanya Castle between orange and lemon gardens. Within this atmosphere of nature we offer…

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Attractions in Antalya

Perge Antalya

Perge Ancient City

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Clock Tower Antalya

Clock Tower

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Ariassos Antalya

Ariassos City Ruins

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Hidirlik Tower Antalya

Hidirlik Tower

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