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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Anahtar

Anahtar

The Anahtar Hotel is located in the center of beautiful well-tended gardens in Alanya, roughly 60 m away from a sandy beach. An abundance of shops and entertainment venues are located…

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Miray

Miray

Miray hotel is located central in Alanya. The hotel is situated at only 70 meters from Kleopatra beach, 500 meters from the city center and 110 km from the Antalya Airport. The hotel…

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Sava

Sava

Located at 150 m from Konyaltı Beach, 100 m from City Square of Antalya, Hotel Sava features 33 rooms, 120 capacity of bed, VIP and honeymoon rooms that composed from two block scenic…

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Atici Pension

Atici Pension

Near to Kaleici Museum (20m), Port (500m), Hadrianus Gate (Üc Kapilar) (50m), Atici Pension Antalya is a small and charming family-run hotel where the staff speaks German, Turkish,…

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Bilem

Bilem

Close to the beach and Antalya old town, Bilem Boutique Hotel is the perfect place for hot summer days being close to the cold mediterranean sea. Hotel Bilem High Class provide a nice…

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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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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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Riviera Alanya

Riviera Alanya

Riviera hotel is situated in the district of Alanya within 125 km from the Antalya airport. From the door steps of this hotel you'll have to walk for around 15 minutes to reach the…

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Residences in Antalya


Samira

Samira

Samira Hotel & Apart is situated at the city center of Kalkan, which is the most pleasant and charming resort of the Mediterranean with its splendid sea and green panorama, and is…

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Champion

Champion

As comfort and wellbeeing of our guests are our main principles, overall renovations and modernisations in 1995 and 2002 garantee high standards to satisfy our guests. You therefore…

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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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Attractions in Antalya

Zeytintasi Cave Antalya

Zeytintasi Cave Antalya

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Aspendos Ruins Antalya

Aspendos City Ruins

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Ariassos Antalya

Ariassos City Ruins

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Perge Antalya

Perge Ancient City

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