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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Suite Laguna

Suite Laguna

Featuring a nice garden and swimming pool, Suite Laguna Hotel is located in the city center of Antalya, close to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Hotel Suite Laguna offers 52 Suites…

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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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Grand Angel Boutique

Grand Angel Boutique

Grand Angel Boutique Hotel designed everything to serve you comfort in an elegant style unparalleled in Antalya. As soon as you enter into the hotel, you are welcomed by first class…

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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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Mavi Ani Pansiyon

Mavi Ani Pansiyon

The Mavi & Ani Pansiyon, Antalya is a place where guests will benefit from traditional Turkish hospitality. This accommodation is designed and furnished to create a pleasant stay…

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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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Royal Hill

Royal Hill

Hotel Royal Hill is situated at the world famous beach Konyaalti, Antalya, and it enchanting blue Mediterranean sea surrounded by the mountains of Beydaglari, Where you come to a complete…

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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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Residences in Antalya


Marti Myra Holiday Village

Marti Myra Holiday Village

Comfort at Martı Myra starts with our large rooms giving a feeling of freedom. Martı Myra has been awarded the “Three Pines” award, for its 1601 pine trees on 10,000sq.m…

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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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Club Blue Waters

Club Blue Waters

The Club Blue Waters is composed of543 rooms and has a capacity of 1285 beds.

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Attractions in Antalya

Ariassos Antalya

Ariassos City Ruins

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Termessos Antalya

Termessos

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Aspendos Ruins Antalya

Aspendos City Ruins

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Yivli Minaret Antalya

Mosques of Antalya

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