Antalya is the fastest-growing city , where tourists from around the world come together and discover its fabulous mix of great beaches and traditional Turkish culture and modern shopping centres.
Kids will love the Beach Park, which features Aqua Land (a waterslide-fanatic’s dream) and Dolphin Land (home to dolphins, sea lions and white whales).
Make sure to explore the old town centre and to see Hadrian’s Gate from 133AD or The Archaeological Museum.
This city offers something for everyone.
As with most of the Mediterranean, Antalya has the backdrop of stunning mountain ranges covered with pine trees, eastwards towards Side is flatter with citrus and banana plantations.
The harbour is still quite traditional with bars, resultants and markets. Yachts and boats still fill the harbour..
There are a few beaches surrounding Antalya but the most popular is Lara Beach 10km from the center of Antalya.
The bus will also take you to the Kursunlu Waterfalls and Koprulu Canyon.
Antalya was the third most visited in the world in 2011 and is Turkey’s larges international sea side resort with a population exceeding half a million and is rapidly expanding. It’s a great place to buy a Property in Turkey.
What's on throughout 2019
International Children's Festival - This wonderful annual event features concert performances, street games and folk dancing which is performed by and for children of all nationalities (23rd April)
SunSplash Antalya Festival - The festival will take place at the Hillside Su Hotel. There will be a variety of the best UK DJ's and artists lined up to play all kinds of music such as soul, jazz, funk, new and old school tunes and club classics (1st May - 31st May)
Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival - Enjoy live, beautiful performances in the open-air Theatre of Aspendos (1st June - 15th Sept)
Antalya Jazz Festival - The open-air Theatre of Aspendos hosts this fantastic festival. Enjoy live jazz performances played by some of the best artists from around the world (1st July - 31st July)
International Folk Music and Dance Festival Competition - Performers and amateur artists from many different countries come together and perform alongside professional artists (24th August - 31st Jan 2020)
Markets are open around 8am until dark.
Malls in Antalya are open from 10am till 10pm everyday.
Things to do!
Lara Beach boat trips
Old Town of Kaleici
Filled with charm and character is the lovely Kaleici, the small and historic city center of Antalya. Stroll around Kaleici and take in many interesting sights it has to offer as well as reminders of the city’s Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman heritage.
Old Antalya Harbor
Enjoy breath-taking views the old harbor has to offer. Surrounded by cliffs, clear blue water and lovely scenery, the harbor which is now being used as a marina is worth a visit.
One of the two main beaches of Antalya is the beautiful Konyaalti Beach. Located on the western side of the city this fantastic beach is 7 kilometers in length from the cliffs over to the Beydaglari Mountains, has an upmarket food court, stunning surroundings, clear blue water and stretches of glorious sand.
Antalya Archaeological Museum
Located in Konyaalti, Antalya is the fantastic Antalya Archaeological Museum. It is one of Turkey’s largest museums and includes thirteen exhibition halls and an open air gallery. The museum opens daily from 8am until 5pm. (Mondays- closed)
Located near Antalya is the incredible historic Karain Cave. It is the largest of Turkish caves where the traces of prehistoric human activities have been found. There is much to learn and see at this historic wonder.