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Ancient architecture, cultural museums, sunny beaches and scenic landscapes make this one of the most appealing destinations on the Turkish Riviera.

Sitting on a rocky plateau overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the city of Antalya offers a blend of ancient history and modern Turkish beach life. Roman-Ottoman buildings line quiet cobblestone streets. Nearby, enjoy picturesque beaches stretching along the coastline or visit ancient ruins hidden in the surrounding countryside.

At the heart of Antalya is the well-preserved historic quarter of Kaleiçi. Wander along the lanes leading from the main square to discover ruins from Byzantine, Roman and Ottoman eras. Check out Hadrian’s Gate, a grand archway built in A.D. 130 to commemorate the visit of Emperor Hadrian. Look for the Clock Tower, once part of the ancient citadel, and visit the 17th-century Tekeli Mehmet Pasa Mosque. Don’t miss the tall Yivli Minaret, a major city landmark that dates back to the 13th century.

Meander south past the harbor to Karaalioglu Park, a vast flower- and tree-filled area surrounding the centuries-old former lookout Hidrilik Tower. Find refuge from the city heat beneath a shade tree and enjoy excellent views over the Gulf of Antalya. Learn about Antalya’s Ottoman traditions at the Kaleiçi Museum.

Konyaalti Beach Park, west of the historic quarter, is Antalya’s main city beach. Find a pebbly stretch of coastline backed by a leafy promenade and cultural and entertainment centers. See millennia-old artifacts at the Antalya Museum. Spot miniature versions of Turkey’s major landmarks at MiniCity Antalya. Ride waterslides or watch dolphin shows at Troy Aqua and Dolphinarium.

Explore the ancient ruins and natural beauty of Antalya’s countryside. Marvel at the city, tombs and amphitheater of Termessos, perched on a mountainside in Güllük Dagi National Park, and visit Roman theaters and temples. Join hiking, whitewater rafting and jeep safaris in Köprülü Canyon. Enjoy the serenity at the attractive Duden Falls.

Arrive by flying to Antalya Airport, which is a 30-minute drive from Kaleiçi. Get around using buses, trams and taxis. Rent a car to visit the countryside attractions and innumerable sandy beaches that spread along the Mediterranean coastline.

Where to stay in Antalya

Harbour Alanya
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Alanya

Unique features of Alanya include the seaside views and historic sites. Make a stop by Alanya Aquapark or Kleopatra Beach while you're exploring the area.

Alanya
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Side

Side is noteworthy for its waterparks, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Side West Beach and Aquapark.

Side
Antalya Golf Club.  To play one great golf course is always a challange. To play two is a rare privilege indeed. Pasha and Sultan courses are a real pleasure.
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Belek

Belek is popular for its beaches, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to The Land of Legends or Kaya Eagles Golf Club.

Belek
Kaş, Antalya, Turkey

Kaş

Kaş is known for its beautiful seaside views, and you can make a stop by Kaputas Beach and Patara Beach while in the area.

Kaş
Kemer Marina showing rocky coastline

Kemer

Kemer is noteworthy for its spas, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Phaselis and Kemer Marina.

Kemer
Lara, Antalya, Antalya, Turkey

Lara

4/5Very Good!(363 area reviews)

Travelers to Lara praise its stunning beaches. If you've got some more time to explore, be sure to make a stop by Lara Beach and S'hemall Shopping Center.

Lara

Top Hotels in Antalya

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Akra Hotel
Akra Hotel
5 out of 5
Lara Yolu, Antalya, Antalya
¥8,350
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Lara, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within 2 mi (3 km) of S'hemall Shopping Center, Karaalioglu Park, and Ataturk's Hosue Museum. ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,878 reviews)

"I need to mention all positive adjectives to describe this hotel: Amazing,Awesome,Excellent,Fabulous,Fantastic,Incredible,Perfect Super,Unbelievable! We really enjoyed."…"

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Akra Hotel
Granada Luxury Belek - All Inclusive
Granada Luxury Belek - All Inclusive
Belek Mahallesi Cumhuriyet Caddesi, No. 7-102, Belek, Antalya

Offering direct access to the beach, this Belek property is connected to the convention center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Troy Aqua and Dolphinarium, Cornelia ...

4.3/5Excellent! (105 reviews)
GRANADA - The best family vacation!

"In one word "AMAZING"! we stayed in Granada for a week on a family vacation during October 2019 and had the best vacation we could dream of. This was a special trip for us as we celebrated a family reunion of 8 families with a birthday, and to summarize we could not choose a better hotel then this! ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2019

Granada Luxury Belek - All Inclusive
Rixos Downtown Antalya
Rixos Downtown Antalya
5 out of 5
Sakip Sabanci Boulevard, Konyaalti Beach, Antalya, Antalya
¥11,866
per night
Feb 21 - Feb 22

This family-friendly Antalya hotel is located by the sea, within 3 mi (5 km) of Antalya Aquarium and Konyaalti Beach. Clock Tower and The Land of Legends are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (507 reviews)

"every thing was perfect , staff , food , room .. sure will stay again"…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Rixos Downtown Antalya

Popular things to do in Antalya

Lara Beach
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Lara Beach

4/5(115 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Lara Beach, a popular beach in Antalya. Discover the entertainment choices and shops in this family-friendly area.

Alanya Aquapark
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Alanya Aquapark

3.5/5(14 reviews)

Enjoy the thrills at Alanya Aquapark and see why everyone loves this amusement park in Alanya. While you're in the area, stroll along the beautiful beaches.

Kleopatra Beach
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Kleopatra Beach

4.5/5(29 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Kleopatra Beach, a popular beach in Alanya. While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

Clock Tower
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Clock Tower

4.5/5(126 reviews)

The last survivor from the 80 towers that made up the ancient walls is the portal to the ancient structures of Antalya’s Old Town.

Alanya Castle
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Alanya Castle

4.5/5(37 reviews)

You can learn about the local history of Alanya when you make a stop at a well-known site like Alanya Castle. While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

Kaputas Beach
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Kaputas Beach

4.5/5(14 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Kaputas Beach, a popular beach in Kaş. Wander the seaside in this quaint area.

Top activities in Antalya

Antalya City Tour
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Antalya City Tour

84% of travellers recommend
¥5,953
Per adult
Rafting at Koprulu Canyon
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Rafting at Koprulu Canyon

¥4,167
Per adult
Small-Group Antalya Sightseeing & Shopping Tour
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Small-Group Antalya Sightseeing & Shopping Tour

¥2,976
Per adult
Kemer Boat Trip
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Kemer Boat Trip

¥4,762
Per adult
Antalya Aquarium, World's Biggest Tunnel Aquarium
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Antalya Aquarium, World's Biggest Tunnel Aquarium

100% of travellers recommend
¥8,334
Per adult
LUXURY YACHT CHARTERS FROM KEMER
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LUXURY YACHT CHARTERS FROM KEMER

¥8,583
Per adult

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