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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Madi

Madi

The Antalya Madi Hotel is situated on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea right in the city center offering an unforgettable holiday in Antalya. The hotel offers free parking, a roof…

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Bacchus Pension

Bacchus Pension

Hotel Bacchus Pension is situated in the heart of the beautiful Antalya, the heaven of Turkey, at Kaleiçi surrounded by the ancient city walls with a great number of historical heritages…

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Resort Dedeman Park

Resort Dedeman Park

Dedeman Park is situated in the center of Antalya on the sea side. The resort has 64 rooms with sea view, equipped with: telephone, mini-bar, wireless Internet connection, cable/satellite…

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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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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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Best Western Khan

Best Western Khan

Located in Antalya's city center, Best Western Khan Hotel is a perfect place for those who visit Antalya as tourists and those who come for business purpose. Khan Hotel is within easy…

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Viking Nona Beach

Viking Nona Beach

The Viking Nona Beach Hotel Antalya has been recently renovated. The hotel position allows it to have a private beach. Shops, night clubs and other entertaining areas are in walking…

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Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo Hotel is 1 km away from city-center and 125 km away from Antalya Airport. The beach is only 90 meters away from the hotel. The 120 rooms are suitable for the accommodation…

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Residences in Antalya


Club Turtle Marco Polo

Club Turtle Marco Polo

Features of rooms: All rooms are provided with stone floors and central air conditioning; and equipped with a shower, shower cabinet, balcony­terrace, TV, satellite, telephone,…

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Aparthotel Okan Tower

Aparthotel Okan Tower

Okan Tower consists of 10 Studio apartments, 10 special apartments, 64 standard apartments and two apartments especially equipped for the disabled. The studio and standard apartments…

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Petro Club Side

Petro Club Side

We have houses and hotel rooms in 4 different measures the smallest of which is 45 m2 and the biggest of which is 110 m2 and having under wooden floors and stone walls. Roads seperating…

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Attractions in Antalya

Kocain Cave Antalya

Kocain Cave

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Karain Cave Antalya

Karain Cave Antalya

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Termessos Antalya

Termessos

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Yivli Minaret Antalya

Mosques of Antalya

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