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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Özmen Pension

Özmen Pension

Özmen Pension is in the city center of Antalya, 200 m to the private beach, 1,5 km to Konyaaltı Beach (10 minutes by the trolley and minibus), 350 m to historical Clock Tower, 100…

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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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Suite Laguna

Suite Laguna

Featuring a nice garden and swimming pool, Suite Laguna Hotel is located in the city center of Antalya, close to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Hotel Suite Laguna offers 52 Suites…

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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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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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Kayahan

Kayahan

The Kayahan Hotel Kaş, situated very close to Kaş's center and its beaches and has the best panoramic view in town. The Kayahan Hotel is practically situated on the beach and only…

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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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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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Residences in Antalya


Kemer Holiday Club

Kemer Holiday Club

A very special resort at Antalya Kemer with its original architecture ... Right at the beach where the green of the pine forest from Taurus Montains meet the blue Mediterranean sea…

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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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Samira

Samira

Samira Hotel & Apart is situated at the city center of Kalkan, which is the most pleasant and charming resort of the Mediterranean with its splendid sea and green panorama, and is…

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Attractions in Antalya

Karatas Semahoyuk Cave Antalya

Karatas Semahöyük Cave

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Zeytintasi Cave Antalya

Zeytintasi Cave Antalya

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Aspendos Ruins Antalya

Aspendos City Ruins

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Hidirlik Tower Antalya

Hidirlik Tower

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