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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Krizantem

Krizantem

Krizantem hotel is situated at 1.5 km from Alanya and 120 km from Antalya Airport. The hotel has 197 rooms equipped with shower and bath tub, telephone, satellite TV, radio, mini-bar,…

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Blue Sea Garden

Blue Sea Garden

Located in Kaleici – the oldest and most interesting part of Antalya, hotel Blue Sea Garden has 16 rooms which are air conditioned and contain all modern conveniences. Rooms are…

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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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Lazer Pension

Lazer Pension

Lazer Pension is situated on a quiet street in old city center Kaleici, Antalya. Kaleici historic center, translated means "within the city walls". Pension Lazer offers 15 rooms with…

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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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Ümit

Ümit

The Ümit Hotel is situated in the district of Lara, in the Antalya resort. The rooms at Ümit Hotel have facilities like free wireless Internet access and satellite TV. Each of the…

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Anahtar

Anahtar

The Anahtar Hotel is located in the center of beautiful well-tended gardens in Alanya, roughly 60 m away from a sandy beach. An abundance of shops and entertainment venues are located…

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Perla Mare

Perla Mare

Hotel Perla Mare is a pearl of the Mediterranean Sea, on the shore of beautiful Konyaalti Beach, 5 km from the city center of Antalya and the airport is 19 km away. Hotel Perla Mare…

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Residences in Antalya


Club Phaselis

Club Phaselis

Club Phaselis is located in Kemer one of the famous classical sites in Turkey, with ancient ruins, sandy beaches and many recreation opportunities.

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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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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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Attractions in Antalya

Myra (Demre) Antalya

Myra Ancient City

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Hidirlik Tower Antalya

Hidirlik Tower

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Karain Cave Antalya

Karain Cave Antalya

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Ariassos Antalya

Ariassos City Ruins

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