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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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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Villa Verde Pension

Villa Verde Pension

Right next to Kesik Minare, in the historical centre of Antalya, Villa Verde Pension is a small and nice traditional turkish guesthouse. The rooms of Villa Verde Pension offer views…

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Sea Sight

Sea Sight

Situated at Obagöl - Alanya, approximately 145 km from Antalya Airport, Hotel Sea Sight has 124 rooms, across 6 floors, provided with TV, direct dial phone, minibar, hairdryer, private…

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Guney Brabant

Guney Brabant

With it's comfortable accommodation and excellent services Guney Brabant Hotel, Antalya, welcomes all types of holidaymakers for a pleasant and tranquil stay. Guests can relax in the…

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Oscar

Oscar

Located in the centre of the old town of Kaleici, Hotel Oscar Antalya offers large rooms, well furnished with satellite TV. A few steps from the harbour area, beach and Hadrian's Gate,…

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Seaport

Seaport

Situated on the Alanya Harbour Road, Seaport hotel features 65 rooms and 165 beds, modern furnished and fully equipped with individual air conditioning, satellite TV, music channels,…

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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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La Paloma

La Paloma

A few steps to the significant City Garden, Antalya Bay and Old Horbour and a few minutes to city center of Antalya, hotel La Paloma offers nice rooms provided with all comfort; TV…

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Residences in Antalya


Apartments Goldcity

Apartments Goldcity

Goldcity is proud to be the largest hotel­apartment complex establishment in the southern coast of Turkey. With a capacity of 1025 units, it shines as a Pearl over one of the…

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Club Asteria

Club Asteria

The Club is located on the shores of the blue Mediterreanean at Belek’s long and wide sandy beach. Using the historical architecture of Lykia on two storey buildings located on a…

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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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Attractions in Antalya

Karatas Semahoyuk Cave Antalya

Karatas Semahöyük Cave

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Zeytintasi Cave Antalya

Zeytintasi Cave Antalya

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Hadrian's Gate Antalya

Hadrian's Gate

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Antalya National Museum of Archeology

ANTALYA NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ARCHEOLOGY

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