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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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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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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Kauçuk Otel

Kauçuk Otel

Situated in the heart of Antalya, 50 metres away from the Marble beach, Kauçuk Otel offers 11 rooms; 8 rooms in the Pink House, and the other 3 in the Green House, Gaia Suit. The…

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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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Krizantem

Krizantem

Krizantem hotel is situated at 1.5 km from Alanya and 120 km from Antalya Airport. The hotel has 197 rooms equipped with shower and bath tub, telephone, satellite TV, radio, mini-bar,…

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Antalya

Antalya

Antalya Park Hotel is situated on the cliffs overseeing the center of Antalya. The 150 deluxe rooms with sea or mountain view are provided with: mini-bar, wireless Internet connection,…

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Secret Palace Pansion

Secret Palace Pansion

Restored protecting the traditional architecture and located in the historical İnner City of Antalya, Secret Palace Pansion is at 250 m. to the Mermerli Beach and offer 11 rooms with…

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Remi

Remi

Remi hotel is situated in the center of Alanya, at 150 m from Celopatra beach and 120 km from Antalya Airport. The hotel has 79 rooms equipped with air conditioning, TV, balcony, shower,…

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Residences in Antalya


Aparthotel Gazipasa

Aparthotel Gazipasa

We are situated about 2 km outside of the ancient, yet beautiful port town of SiDE. (p.Seeday). The Gazipasa Hotel & Apartments are a family run establishment that are both modern…

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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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Marina

Marina

It is a privilege uniquely offered to the "Marina Residence guests" to have a view over Antalya Port over the ramparts being built some 18 centuries ago, reaching said spot…

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Attractions in Antalya

Perge Antalya

Perge Ancient City

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Myra (Demre) Antalya

Myra Ancient City

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Kocain Cave Antalya

Kocain Cave

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Termessos Antalya

Termessos

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