Where is Antalya?
Antalya lies along the southwest coasts of Turkey, overlooking the Mediterranean Riviera. It is surrounded by the glorious Taurus Mountains. The city’s original name Attaleia comes from Attalas I, the king of Pergamon who founded the city and settled here.
When should I visit Antalya?
Antalya is waiting for you throughout the year, the city is mostly visited on summer and spring. But, would not it be cool, visiting the home of Santa Claus around Christmas time?
How can I go to Antalya?
In order to reach Antalya, you can fly to Antalya Airport, that is one of airlines with highest flight frequency in Turkey.
Where should I stay in Antalya?
Antalya has a lot to offer when it comes to accommodation. You can choose one of the many resort hotels, city hotels, chain hotels or boutique hotels. From All Inclusive to Bed & Breakfast, Antalya got it all, you only need to pick what works best for you.
How will I travel around Antalya?
Antalya offers many travel solutions depending on your request. You can rent a car, take a taxi or use public transportation that is very comprehensive. Or you can join to the city tours that will take you anywhere in Antalya.
What will I see in Antalya?
The answer is everything. Antalya has everything. It has great beaches for the people who are all about sea-sun-beach holidays. Lara, Kemer, Belek, Was are some of the most popular destinations for this type of activities with great weather and perfect hotels.
If you are interested in history you can see the ancient city walls that had been the defensive walls of the city for centuries, you can walk along Kaleici’s cobblestone streets and discover the historical events and stories that took place here. The Hadrian’s Gate, that is a monument built to honor the Roman emperor Hadrian, is another point of attraction in the city. You can stop by at Perge, the Pamphylian city that used to be the home of many philosophers, scientists and artists of the time. It is known as the birthplace of the famous philosopher Apollonius. Last but not least, you may visit Demre (Myra) that is where the Santa Claus lived. Would not it be great to find the home of your childhood hero? Answer: It definitely would!
If you are a nature-lover you will definitely enjoy seeing the Manavgat Waterfalls, Duden Waterfalls and Koprulu Canyon National Park where you can experience rafting and canyoning. Or you can visit Kekova, discover its great nature and the ancient sunken city. You can also stop by at Karain and Damlatas Caves to admire the wonders of nature once more.
If you would like explore the Islamic culture, you can pay a visit to Karatay Madrasah that has been an islamic school in Seljuk and Ottoman times. You can also see the unique Broken Minaret Mosque (Kesik Minareli Cami) that had been originally built as a temple on Roman times; but currently serves as a mosque.
Antalya definitely deserves the hype about being one of the greatest holiday locations of Turkey with its variety of landmarks that suits many different tastes. After visiting once, the city will be waiting for your next visit shortly.