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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Berke Ranch

Berke Ranch

Hotel Berke Ranch is located on one of the most beautiful coasts of Turkey, 50 km from Antalya, 6 km from Kemer and 2.5 km from the beach. This accommodation is situated between a…

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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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Polen

Polen

Hotel Polen is a quiet hotel situated in the suburbs of Antalya, at 250 meters from the beach and 6 km from the city center. The hotel has 28 rooms of which 23 have balcony are equipped…

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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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Erken Pension

Erken Pension

Drop into the narrow streets and surrounded by the ancient walls, Erken Pension Antalya is just 250 meters from the Clock Tower, the heart of Antalya. The hotel offers 7 standard rooms,…

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Patara Prince Resort

Patara Prince Resort

Patara Prince Hotel is located in Kalkan an old Greek town on the Turkish Riviera with small streets full of colorful shops, antique jewellers and historical buildings. The fact that…

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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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Özmen Pension

Özmen Pension

Özmen Pension is in the city center of Antalya, 200 m to the private beach, 1,5 km to Konyaaltı Beach (10 minutes by the trolley and minibus), 350 m to historical Clock Tower, 100…

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Residences in Antalya


Club Zigana

Club Zigana

Lies in the area where the Taurus Mountains meet with the cool waters of the Mediterranean, in Beldibi.

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Club Phaselis

Club Phaselis

Club Phaselis is located in Kemer one of the famous classical sites in Turkey, with ancient ruins, sandy beaches and many recreation opportunities.

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Alara Adalya

Alara Adalya

At the old harbour with ancient history a small butique Hotel.Attaleia known as Kaleiçi today , was once descr%u0131bed by the Bergamon king Atalos II as haven on earth.At the Kaleiçi…

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Attractions in Antalya

Hadrian's Gate Antalya

Hadrian's Gate

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Myra (Demre) Antalya

Myra Ancient City

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Termessos Antalya

Termessos

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Yivli Minaret Antalya

Mosques of Antalya

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