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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Dantel Pension

Dantel Pension

The Dantel Pension enjoys an amazing location in Antalya and ensures its guests quick and easy access to all of the city's major sights and attractions. It is the ideal starting point…

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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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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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Urcu

Urcu

Situated in the old town of Kaleiçi, in the heart of Antalya, Hotel Urcu is a traditional Turkish style hotel with 18 rooms, singles, twins and doubles. All have private wc/bath and…

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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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Latanya City

Latanya City

Latanya City Hotel Antalya is situated on a very quiet zone of the resort. The hotel’s excellent position means that guests can reach every part of the city with ease. The flawlessly…

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Guney Brabant

Guney Brabant

With it's comfortable accommodation and excellent services Guney Brabant Hotel, Antalya, welcomes all types of holidaymakers for a pleasant and tranquil stay. Guests can relax in the…

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Club Falcon

Club Falcon

Club Hotel Falcon is situated seafront, in Lara, one of Antalya’s most beautiful villages with breathtaking sea views. The hotel has 275 spacious and comfortable rooms equipped with…

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Residences in Antalya


Aparthotel Akya

Aparthotel Akya

Akya apart Hotel is located on Cleopatra Beach. Having sea view and distance to Alanya city centre 1,5 km, Antalya Airport 120 km., Bus Terminale 250 m, Bus stop 100 m from the our…

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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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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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Attractions in Antalya

Yivli Minaret Antalya

Mosques of Antalya

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Hadrian's Gate Antalya

Hadrian's Gate

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Aspendos Ruins Antalya

Aspendos City Ruins

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Perge Antalya

Perge Ancient City

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