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Visit Antalya

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

Lara, Antalya, Turkey

Lara

4/5Very Good!(349 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
Antalya City Centre which includes a city, a sunset and heritage architecture

Antalya City Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(212 area reviews)

Travelers come to Antalya City Centre for its waterfront views, and you can see top attractions like Clock Tower and Alaaddin Mosque while you're in town.

Antalya City Centre
Hidirilik Tower featuring heritage architecture, chateau or palace and a sunset

Kaleici

Unique features of Kaleici include the shopping and historic sites. Make a stop by Hadrian's Gate or Clock Tower while you're exploring the area.

Kaleici
Must visit! Clean, friendly, and professional staff. Very reasonable.
Be prepared for a unique Turkish style experience!
trover photo by Majid Shaheen

Belek Golf Area

4.5/5Wonderful!(90 area reviews)

Unique features of Belek Golf Area include the golf courses and spas. Make a stop by Kaya Eagles Golf Club or Troy Aqua and Dolphinarium while you're exploring the area.

Belek Golf Area
Antalya which includes general coastal views

Muratpaşa

4/5Very Good!(4 area reviews)

Muratpaşa is known for its luxurious spas, and you can make a stop by Hadrian's Gate and Clock Tower while in the area.

Muratpaşa
Antalya featuring a waterfall, a park and forest scenes

Kepez

4/5Very Good!(8 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the parks and shopping in Kepez. You might want to make time for a stop at Upper Düden Falls or Mall of Antalya.

Kepez

Top Hotels in Antalya

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Akra Hotel
Akra Hotel
5 out of 5
Lara Yolu, Antalya, Antalya
¥8,304
per night
Jan 6 - Jan 7

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. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,848 reviews)

"Nothing all are ok, the room excellent big service are good, location is good ."…"

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Akra Hotel
Titanic Beach Lara - All Inclusive
Titanic Beach Lara - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Lara Turizm Merkezi, Lara, Antalya, Antalya
¥11,483
per night
Dec 19 - Dec 20

Nestled on the beach, this Lara property is within 2 mi (3 km) of Lara Beach, Antalium Premium Mall, and Butterfly Park Antalya. Lower Düden Falls and Düden ...

4.3/5Excellent! (312 reviews)

"Very beautiful .hotel Far from city center 45 minutes in bus"…"

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2019

Titanic Beach Lara - All Inclusive
Akra V Hotel
Akra V Hotel
4 out of 5
Lara Yolu, Antalya, Antalya
¥6,996
per night
Dec 17 - Dec 18

This family-friendly Antalya hotel is located on the Strip, within 2 mi (3 km) of S'hemall Shopping Center, Karaalioglu Park, and Ataturk's Hosue Museum. Kaleici ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (417 reviews)

"Very clean everywhere. The gym area and pool area were fantastic!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Akra V Hotel

Popular things to do in Antalya

Alanya Aquapark
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Alanya Aquapark

3.5/5(14 reviews)

Have a fun-filled day at Alanya Aquapark and see why this is a popular amusement park in Alanya. While you're in the area, stroll along the beautiful beaches.

Clock Tower
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Clock Tower

4.5/5(123 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.

Lara Beach
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Lara Beach

4/5(114 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.

Phaselis
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Phaselis

4/5(29 reviews)

Phaselis is a well-known landmark worth seeing in Tekirova. While in the area, you can find time to visit its spas.

Hadrian's Gate
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Hadrian's Gate

4.5/5(86 reviews)

This 2,000-year-old portal to the ancient city is a fine example of Roman ingenuity, with elegant columns, three arches and a marble frame.

Upper Düden Falls
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Upper Düden Falls

4.5/5(71 reviews)

Outside the city, the upper falls offer a tranquil refuge from the heat with an array of cascades and pools in scenic gardens.

Top activities in Antalya

Antalya City Tour
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Antalya City Tour

¥6,032

Discover Antalya with this one-day-long tour. It is the perfect introduction of the city with full of activites. This is a typical itinerary for this product; Stop At: Duden Waterfalls, Antalya Düden Waterfall is a very special place in Antalya.

Rafting at Koprulu Canyon
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Rafting at Koprulu Canyon

¥4,222

There’s something for everyone when it comes to finding things to do in Antalya. And you certainly don’t have to look far! Rafting is a real fun for all your family. Away from the coast, this part of Turkey is something of an adventure playground - created by Mother Nature herself.

Small-Group Antalya Sightseeing & Shopping Tour
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Small-Group Antalya Sightseeing & Shopping Tour

¥3,016

As the largest city on Turkey's Mediterranean coast, Antalya has a wealth of magnificent spots for you to see and plenty of stores to browse. Get a look at the city's 2,000-year history and visit some of its shops to find some memories and mementoes to bring home from your stay.

Kemer Boat Trip
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Kemer Boat Trip

¥4,838

A holiday in Antalya isn't truly complete without a boat trip along the region's beautiful bays. Take a double-deck cruise vessel to admire Kemer's shores, dine out on deck, and admire coastal ruins that date back more than 2,000 years for a great look at the area and its history.

Antalya Aquarium, World's Biggest Tunnel Aquarium
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Antalya Aquarium, World's Biggest Tunnel Aquarium

¥8,444

As one of the biggest aquarium complexes of the world, Antalya Aquarium offers inspiration, entertainment and education all at once. After touring the 40 thematic aquariums, you will come across the biggest tunnel aquarium of the world with a length of 131 meters and a width of 3 meters.

LUXURY YACHT CHARTERS FROM KEMER
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LUXURY YACHT CHARTERS FROM KEMER

¥8,553

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Pass By: Akdeniz Transfer, Antalya Turkey Private Boat Trip From Kemer – Just for you and your group! Extraordinary! If you are a group of people and/or a couple and want to be just on your own and have fun on a private boat, this is for you.

Reviews of Antalya

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 59.164733178654295%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 33.41067285382831%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 6.728538283062645%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.46403712296983757%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.23201856148491878%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 24, 2019

Every time I come to Antalya, I see new things and attractiins

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 9, 2019

Old city was nice to walk about but quite expensive compared to things just outside Hadrian’s gate. Antalya is a nice jumping off point to explore the coast

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 4, 2019

Besides the busy traffic in rush hours it's an excellent place

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 17, 2019

Nice town.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 8, 2019

go there people, try it at least once.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 5, 2019

The bus system is much cheeper than taxis. Caution, the busses forward route is different than its return route.

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