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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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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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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Bilkay

Bilkay

Event thought the Bilkay hotel is situated in the center of Alanya, the Mediterranean beach is still easy to reach. This hotel provides comfortable accommodation amid a pleasant atmosphere.…

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Royal City

Royal City

Hotel Royal City with 25 standard rooms, 60 beds offers all that you what you need for a perfect holiday in Antalya. Mostly rooms are sea-view and all the rooms are nice furnished,…

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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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Kahya

Kahya

Kahya hotel is situated along the Turkish Riviera, at Alanya only 50 meters away from the Kleopatra Beach. Hotel facilities: open Swimming pool and Aqua park, Indoor pool, Sauna, Turkish…

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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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Lara

Lara

Lara Hotel Antalya invites you to spend your holidays on a very special place on the Turkish Riviera. The cliff top position makes the Lara Hotel a well-placed property for guests…

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Residences in Antalya


Green Garden

Green Garden

Green Garden Apart Hotel; for an excellent holiday with the view of Mediterranean Sea and Alanya Castle between orange and lemon gardens. Within this atmosphere of nature we offer…

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Aparthotel Alaya Alanya

Aparthotel Alaya Alanya

Alaya hotel is situated in Alanya; 300m from the beach and 400m from the center.

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Mia Belpark Village

Mia Belpark Village

MAGIC LIFE CLUBS offer a unique "all inclusive" experience with the best value for money with first class service AND without any hidden costs. The possibilities are endless…

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Attractions in Antalya

Damlatas Cave Alanya

Damlatas Cave Alanya

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Aspendos Ruins Antalya

Aspendos City Ruins

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Hadrian's Gate Antalya

Hadrian's Gate

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Beldibi Cave Antalya

Bendibi Cave Antalya

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