Antalya Travel Guide

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Antalya Travel Guide

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Antalya is a city tourist town on the Mediterranean coast of southwestern Turkey. The city is also located amidst extensive natural beauty, such as beaches, waterfalls, green forests and mountains.

A Tourist at the Antalya Beaches
A Tourist at the Antalya Beaches

including nature, history, and central location on the Turkish riviera have made Antalya’s airport one of the busiest on the Mediterranean. Kaleiçi, the restored historical center of the city -with its hotels, bars, clubs, restaurants, and shopping- retains much of its historical character; its restoration won the Golden Apple Tourism Prize.

The city includes sites with traces of Lycian Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman- architecture and cultures.Cumhuriyet Square in Antalya, main square of the city, on occasion features temporary open air exhibitions and performances.

Kaleiçi, with its narrow cobbled streets of historic Turkish and Greek houses, is the old center of Antalya- now mainly hotels, gift shops, and bars. New hotels, such as the Sheraton, stand along the coast above the Konyaalti and Lara beaches.

There are a large number of mosques, churches, madrasahs, hans and hamams in the city. Kaleiçi, the harbor, which the city walls enclose, is the oldest part of the city. Kaleiçi features many historic houses with traditional Turkish and local Greek architecture.

Coordinates: 36°54′N 30°41′E
Area-Phone Code: 0242 (Turkey Country Code: 0090)

Where is the Antalya ?

Location of Antalya in Turkey
Location of Antalya in Turkey

Attractions

All of these attractions are recommended.

  • Beaches
  • Daily Trip
  • Restaurants & Cafes
  • Night Life
  • Bars & Clubs
  • Fitness Centers & Spa’s
  • Art Galleries
  • Rafting
  • Golfing

Top Towns (Best Places)

Beaches

Konyaaltı, Lara and Karpuzkaldıran. Beydağları and Saklikent are both natural beauties of the city.

Weather

ClimateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Daily highs (°C)151518212530343431262217
Nightly lows (°C)67811152023231915118
Precipitation (cm)24.8317.079.704.302.930.900.230.201.266.4911.7925.49
Water (°C)161616172023252726242018

Historical Places

  • Kaleiçi
  • Ancient monuments (City Walls, Hıdırlık Tower, Hadrian’s Gate, the Clock Tower)
  • Hadrian’s Gate
  • Broken Minaret (Turkish: Kesik Minare)
  • Fluted Minaret (Turkish: Yivli Minare )
  • Islamic Buildings ( Karatay Medresesi, Ahi Yusuf Mescidi, and the Iskele, Balibey, Tekeli Mehmet Paşa, Seyh Sinan Efendi,  Musellim, Osman Efendi Mosques )
  • Aspendos
  • Termessos
  • Phaselis
  • Perge
  • Selge
  • Sillyon
  • Seleukia

Natural Beauties

  • Olympos
  • Saklikent
  • Beldibi Cave
  • Karain Cave
  • Alara Inn & Citadel
  • Kirkgoz Inn
  • Evdir Inn
  • Sarapsa Inn
  • Koprulu Kanyon
  • Chimaera
  • Manavgat Waterfall
  • Duden Waterfalls
  • Kursunlu Waterfalls

Things to Know

Get out

  • Alanya
  • Kemer
  • Kaş
  • Side
  • Olympos (with treehouses especially popular with younger travelers)
  • Demre
  • Selçuk
  • Kalkan
  • Belek

Antalya Airports

Antalya Airport is international airport which 6 miles (10 km) east of the city center of Antalya, Turkey.

Emergency Phones:

Ambulance: 112
Police: 155
Gendarme: 156
Coast Guard: 158
Fire: 110
Forest Fire: 177
Yellow Pages: 118
Tourism Info: 170

Hotels

Also Europe’s Most Expensive Hotel in Antalya which is Mardan Palace.

Antalya Photos

Antalya, General View, Night
Antalya, General View, Night
Kanyon Dive, Kaş, Antalya - Turkey
Kanyon Dive, Kaş, Antalya – Turkey
Beach, Olimpos
Beach, Olympos
Sunset, Antalya
Sunset, Antalya
Fluted Minaret (Yivli Minare)
Fluted Minaret (Yivli Minare)
Lara, Antalya
Lara, Antalya
Konyaaltı Street
Konyaaltı Street
Teleferic in the winter, Antalya
Teleferic in the winter, Antalya
Rafting, Antalya
Rafting, Antalya

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