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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Antalya

Antalya

Antalya Park Hotel is situated on the cliffs overseeing the center of Antalya. The 150 deluxe rooms with sea or mountain view are provided with: mini-bar, wireless Internet connection,…

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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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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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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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Dogan

Dogan

Hotel Dogan is located in the district of Kaleiçi which is also known as the center of old Antalya City, famous for its narrow streets. The hotel consists of 4 authentic buildings…

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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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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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Best Western Khan

Best Western Khan

Located in Antalya's city center, Best Western Khan Hotel is a perfect place for those who visit Antalya as tourists and those who come for business purpose. Khan Hotel is within easy…

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Residences in Antalya


Aparthotel Sunway

Aparthotel Sunway

Our one bedroomed apartments (A type) sleep2­4 people , two bedroomed apartments(Btype ) sleep 4­6 people. The one bedrooms are twin bedded and the lounge contains a sofa…

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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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Club Med Beldibi Tatil Koyu

Club Med Beldibi Tatil Koyu

The Family Club Med Village of Beldi has 394 rooms, all located in multi­storey bungalows, spread throughout the heart of the Village in a vast pine forest.

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Attractions in Antalya

Hadrian's Gate Antalya

Hadrian's Gate

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Damlatas Cave Alanya

Damlatas Cave Alanya

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Beldibi Cave Antalya

Bendibi Cave Antalya

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Myra (Demre) Antalya

Myra Ancient City

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