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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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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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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Royal City

Royal City

Hotel Royal City with 25 standard rooms, 60 beds offers all that you what you need for a perfect holiday in Antalya. Mostly rooms are sea-view and all the rooms are nice furnished,…

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Ninova Pension

Ninova Pension

The Ninova Pension is an ideal location in the Kaleici district of Antalya. The hotel is nearby the yacht harbor, the shopping area and some historical sites such as Hadrian's Gate.…

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Riviera Alanya

Riviera Alanya

Riviera hotel is situated in the district of Alanya within 125 km from the Antalya airport. From the door steps of this hotel you'll have to walk for around 15 minutes to reach the…

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Kauçuk Otel

Kauçuk Otel

Situated in the heart of Antalya, 50 metres away from the Marble beach, Kauçuk Otel offers 11 rooms; 8 rooms in the Pink House, and the other 3 in the Green House, Gaia Suit. The…

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Secret Palace Pansion

Secret Palace Pansion

Restored protecting the traditional architecture and located in the historical İnner City of Antalya, Secret Palace Pansion is at 250 m. to the Mermerli Beach and offer 11 rooms with…

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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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Residences in Antalya


Aparthotel Kahya

Aparthotel Kahya

For the comfort of the guests , 63 triple rooms, 128 double rooms and 2 disabled rooms totalling 247 rooms. We are the biggest hotel in Damlatas Street. Our rooms equiped with hair…

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Aparthotel Sunway

Aparthotel Sunway

Our one bedroomed apartments (A type) sleep2­4 people , two bedroomed apartments(Btype ) sleep 4­6 people. The one bedrooms are twin bedded and the lounge contains a sofa…

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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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Attractions in Antalya

Ariassos Antalya

Ariassos City Ruins

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Perge Antalya

Perge Ancient City

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Yivli Minaret Antalya

Mosques of Antalya

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Clock Tower Antalya

Clock Tower

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