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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Antalya

Antalya

Antalya Park Hotel is situated on the cliffs overseeing the center of Antalya. The 150 deluxe rooms with sea or mountain view are provided with: mini-bar, wireless Internet connection,…

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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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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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Best Western Khan

Best Western Khan

Located in Antalya's city center, Best Western Khan Hotel is a perfect place for those who visit Antalya as tourists and those who come for business purpose. Khan Hotel is within easy…

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Reutlingen Hof

Reutlingen Hof

Located in the historical city of Kaleici, in the heart of Antalya, Hotel Reutlingen Hof is a special hotel and depend on ministry of culture and tourism. Reutlingen Hof has 12 standart…

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Lara Park

Lara Park

Lara Park hotel is situated in Antalya, in an relaxing and peaceful area, close to the city center and the beach. The hotel has 52 rooms equipped with satellite TV, air conditioning,…

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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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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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Residences in Antalya


Club Med Beldibi Tatil Koyu

Club Med Beldibi Tatil Koyu

The Family Club Med Village of Beldi has 394 rooms, all located in multi­storey bungalows, spread throughout the heart of the Village in a vast pine forest.

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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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Kas Cakil Pension

Kas Cakil Pension

Kas ­ the marriage of beauty and the deep blue eyed Mediterranean Sea. In Kas, the center of the historic Lycian Region, the Taurus Mountains embrace the sea as they continue to the…

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Attractions in Antalya

Clock Tower Antalya

Clock Tower

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Kocain Cave Antalya

Kocain Cave

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Hidirlik Tower Antalya

Hidirlik Tower

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Myra (Demre) Antalya

Myra Ancient City

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