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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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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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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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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Kauçuk Otel

Kauçuk Otel

Situated in the heart of Antalya, 50 metres away from the Marble beach, Kauçuk Otel offers 11 rooms; 8 rooms in the Pink House, and the other 3 in the Green House, Gaia Suit. The…

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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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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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Mediterra Art

Mediterra Art

Surrounded by ancient city walls which was formerly called Attaleia (159 – 138 B.C), Mediterra Art Hotel is located nicely in an Old Town of Antalya - in Kaleiçi. Hotel Mediterra…

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Atici Pension

Atici Pension

Near to Kaleici Museum (20m), Port (500m), Hadrianus Gate (Üc Kapilar) (50m), Atici Pension Antalya is a small and charming family-run hotel where the staff speaks German, Turkish,…

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Residences in Antalya


Aparthotel Alaya Alanya

Aparthotel Alaya Alanya

Alaya hotel is situated in Alanya; 300m from the beach and 400m from the center.

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Club Turtle Marco Polo

Club Turtle Marco Polo

Features of rooms: All rooms are provided with stone floors and central air conditioning; and equipped with a shower, shower cabinet, balcony­terrace, TV, satellite, telephone,…

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Alara Adalya

Alara Adalya

At the old harbour with ancient history a small butique Hotel.Attaleia known as Kaleiçi today , was once descr%u0131bed by the Bergamon king Atalos II as haven on earth.At the Kaleiçi…

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Attractions in Antalya

Yivli Minaret Antalya

Mosques of Antalya

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Myra (Demre) Antalya

Myra Ancient City

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Kocain Cave Antalya

Kocain Cave

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Karatas Semahoyuk Cave Antalya

Karatas Semahöyük Cave

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