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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Riviera Alanya

Riviera Alanya

Riviera hotel is situated in the district of Alanya within 125 km from the Antalya airport. From the door steps of this hotel you'll have to walk for around 15 minutes to reach the…

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Anahtar

Anahtar

The Anahtar Hotel is located in the center of beautiful well-tended gardens in Alanya, roughly 60 m away from a sandy beach. An abundance of shops and entertainment venues are located…

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Grand Angel Boutique

Grand Angel Boutique

Grand Angel Boutique Hotel designed everything to serve you comfort in an elegant style unparalleled in Antalya. As soon as you enter into the hotel, you are welcomed by first class…

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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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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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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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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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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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Residences in Antalya


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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Kas Cakil Pension

Kas Cakil Pension

Kas ­ the marriage of beauty and the deep blue eyed Mediterranean Sea. In Kas, the center of the historic Lycian Region, the Taurus Mountains embrace the sea as they continue to the…

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Champion

Champion

As comfort and wellbeeing of our guests are our main principles, overall renovations and modernisations in 1995 and 2002 garantee high standards to satisfy our guests. You therefore…

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Attractions in Antalya

Clock Tower Antalya

Clock Tower

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Yivli Minaret Antalya

Mosques of Antalya

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Antalya National Museum of Archeology

ANTALYA NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ARCHEOLOGY

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Kocain Cave Antalya

Kocain Cave

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