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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Kahya

Kahya

Kahya hotel is situated along the Turkish Riviera, at Alanya only 50 meters away from the Kleopatra Beach. Hotel facilities: open Swimming pool and Aqua park, Indoor pool, Sauna, Turkish…

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Kaktus

Kaktus

Kaktüs Hotel is located in the modern part of the city of Antalya. Only a short walk from the beach, this friendly hotel offers free wireless Internet. Close to Aqualand, the Amphitheater…

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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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Sea Port

Sea Port

Sea Port hotel Alanya with a total of 65 rooms, capacity of 161 beds (60 rooms with bathtub, 5 with shower) including 1 room for the disable, junior suite and 4 rooms with french balconies.…

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Ozkaymak

Ozkaymak

Özkaymak hotel is situated on the Incekum beach at 23 km from Alanya and 100 km from Antalya Airport. The hotel has 326 standard rooms, 12 suites and 8 family rooms equipped with…

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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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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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Sea Sight

Sea Sight

Situated at Obagöl - Alanya, approximately 145 km from Antalya Airport, Hotel Sea Sight has 124 rooms, across 6 floors, provided with TV, direct dial phone, minibar, hairdryer, private…

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Residences in Antalya


Club Zigana

Club Zigana

Lies in the area where the Taurus Mountains meet with the cool waters of the Mediterranean, in Beldibi.

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Barbaross Pasha S Beach

Barbaross Pasha S Beach

245 rooms in the main building and bungalows , the hotel shines with its authentic architecture and overlooks the beauty of the mediterranian and unmatchable nature. The quality of…

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Aparthotel Margarita

Aparthotel Margarita

All units with balcony or large terraces, comfortable and tastefully furnished seperate sleeping rooms with A/C and living rooms with kitchenette and refrigerators. Telephone and music…

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Attractions in Antalya

Kocain Cave Antalya

Kocain Cave

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Ariassos Antalya

Ariassos City Ruins

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Karatas Semahoyuk Cave Antalya

Karatas Semahöyük Cave

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Aspendos Ruins Antalya

Aspendos City Ruins

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