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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Kayahan

Kayahan

The Kayahan Hotel Kaş, situated very close to Kaş's center and its beaches and has the best panoramic view in town. The Kayahan Hotel is practically situated on the beach and only…

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Palmiye Beach

Palmiye Beach

Palmiye Beach is situated on the beach in Alanya, at 120 km from Antalya Airport. The hotel has 55 rooms with air conditioning, satellite TV, hair dryer, safe box, telephone, private…

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Start

Start

Start hotel is situated in the center of Antalya at 500 meters from the private beach. This Antalya accommodation features on site facilities such as: mini-bar, safe, direct dial telephone,…

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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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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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Deja Vu Boutique

Deja Vu Boutique

Set in a peaceful street of Kaleici, the centrum of old Antalya, surrounded by city walls, Deja Vu Boutique Hotel is a legendary place, perfect place to spend unforgettable summer…

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Kaleici Lodge

Kaleici Lodge

Newly renovated and situated in the heart of the old city Antalya, in Kaleici, the Kaleici Lodge Hotel is in perfect location to enjoy Antalya's beach resorts and night life. Breakfast…

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Cleomare

Cleomare

Cleomare hotel is situated in Alanya center, overlooking Cleopatra beach at just 500 meters from Alanya Castle, and 120 km from Damlataş Cave and Antalya International Airport. The…

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Residences in Antalya


Papillon Sol Belvil

Papillon Sol Belvil

Far from the hustle and bustle of city life, directly on the Mediterranean coast where pure color of the sea, green golf fields and crowns of pine trees, sunny sand and dark silhouette…

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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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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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Attractions in Antalya

Termessos Antalya

Termessos

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Yivli Minaret Antalya

Mosques of Antalya

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Hidirlik Tower Antalya

Hidirlik Tower

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Beldibi Cave Antalya

Bendibi Cave Antalya

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