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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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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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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Erken Pension

Erken Pension

Drop into the narrow streets and surrounded by the ancient walls, Erken Pension Antalya is just 250 meters from the Clock Tower, the heart of Antalya. The hotel offers 7 standard rooms,…

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Miray

Miray

Miray hotel is located central in Alanya. The hotel is situated at only 70 meters from Kleopatra beach, 500 meters from the city center and 110 km from the Antalya Airport. The hotel…

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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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Viking Nona Beach

Viking Nona Beach

The Viking Nona Beach Hotel Antalya has been recently renovated. The hotel position allows it to have a private beach. Shops, night clubs and other entertaining areas are in walking…

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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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Pasha's Princess

Pasha's Princess

The Pasha's Princess hotel is located in the Çamyuva area of Kemer about 150 m from the beach and very close to a series of bars, restaurant and shops. Kemer can be easily reached…

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Residences in Antalya


Apartments Gazipasa

Apartments Gazipasa

We are situated about 2 km outside of the ancient, yet beautiful port town of SiDE. (p.Seeday). The Gazipasa Hotel & Apartments are a family run establishment that are both modern…

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Aparthotel Okan Tower

Aparthotel Okan Tower

Okan Tower consists of 10 Studio apartments, 10 special apartments, 64 standard apartments and two apartments especially equipped for the disabled. The studio and standard apartments…

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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

Antalya National Museum of Archeology

ANTALYA NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ARCHEOLOGY

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Hadrian's Gate Antalya

Hadrian's Gate

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Perge Antalya

Perge Ancient City

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Hidirlik Tower Antalya

Hidirlik Tower

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