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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Antik

Antik

Hotel Antik Alanya is located in İncekum-Fuğla, 110 km away from the Antalya Airport and 20 km from Alanya. This hotel has 78 rooms that feature appliances like: bath, direct telephone,…

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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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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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Start

Start

Start hotel is situated in the center of Antalya at 500 meters from the private beach. This Antalya accommodation features on site facilities such as: mini-bar, safe, direct dial telephone,…

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Kaleici Lodge

Kaleici Lodge

Newly renovated and situated in the heart of the old city Antalya, in Kaleici, the Kaleici Lodge Hotel is in perfect location to enjoy Antalya's beach resorts and night life. Breakfast…

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Lara

Lara

Lara Hotel Antalya invites you to spend your holidays on a very special place on the Turkish Riviera. The cliff top position makes the Lara Hotel a well-placed property for guests…

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Kaktus

Kaktus

Kaktüs Hotel is located in the modern part of the city of Antalya. Only a short walk from the beach, this friendly hotel offers free wireless Internet. Close to Aqualand, the Amphitheater…

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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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Residences in Antalya


Green Garden

Green Garden

Green Garden Apart Hotel; for an excellent holiday with the view of Mediterranean Sea and Alanya Castle between orange and lemon gardens. Within this atmosphere of nature we offer…

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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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Diva

Diva

Diva is also very keen on progressive cuisine and cater for vegetarians. Diva has a menu of the day, every night,with different hot and cold mezes, main course and dessert of the day,…

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Attractions in Antalya

Kocain Cave Antalya

Kocain Cave

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Termessos Antalya

Termessos

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Zeytintasi Cave Antalya

Zeytintasi Cave Antalya

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Antalya National Museum of Archeology

ANTALYA NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ARCHEOLOGY

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