Top attractions in Antalya
Among its many resorts, ruins, beaches, and canyons, you'd have to try pretty hard to be bored in Antalya! This coastal city at the foot of the Taurus Mountains is one of Turkey's most popular tourist destinations. Here are ten reasons why!
The Old Town is a great place to explore independent art galleries and boutiques among monumental structures that survived from the Ottoman, Byzantine, and even Roman empires.
To Kaleiçi's south lies an ancient Roman harbor dating back to the second century BC. It was used for trade up until the 20th century, and is still a popular yachting marina!
Termessos isn't only one of Turkey's best-preserved ancient cities. At the top of Mount Güllük, it offers an array of rare plant and animal species, as well as spectacular views!
Another impressive ancient site in the Antalya province is the capital of former Pamphylia. Book a day-trip to explore its Agora, Nymphaeum, Roman theater, and many other ruins!
Unlike most rivers, the waters of the Düden empty into the Mediterranean by cascading over Antalya's coastal cliffs. It's one of the region's most unmissable natural sights!
Another natural wonder within reach is the sun-scorched Cappadocia, renowned for its extraordinary fairy-chimney rock formations!
The 14-century mosque's eponymous "fluted minaret" is one of Antalya's most iconic landmarks. Located in Kaleiçi, there's no excuse not to add it to your sightseeing checklist!
The Göynük National Park is yet another of Antalya's natural treasures, but also a recreational hotspot. Hike, swim, or even zipline across its pristine landscape!
The ancient Lycian city was an important trading post under Alexander the Great, but its exquisite beaches are as much an attraction as its extensive ruins.
One of Turkey's most popular museums tells Antalya's extraordinary history through its excavated relics. With a dedicated children's museum, it won't bore the little ones either!
Antalya is Turkey's most popular coastal resort for a reason – it's one of the country's sunniest cities! Summer temperatures frequently exceed 35°C (95°F), so if you're used to a cooler climate, you'll probably find late spring (April to May) a lot more tolerable.
There's a lot to see and do in Antalya, so book a week in order to enjoy the beaches and natural attractions without having to hurry your sightseeing!
- CurrencyTurkish Lira (₺)
- Time ZoneUTC (+02:00)
- Country Code+90
- Best time to visitSpring is the best time to avoid the intense summer heat, but still enjoy some warm, sunny weather!
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What people are saying about Antalya
I made a mistake in reserving the tour, after i paid online. I called them and they supported me a lot. Deniz, who was leading the team, is such a wonderful and friendly man. Make sure you go with Deniz, if you would like a safari tour. Overall tour was joyable with no boredom points. We enjoyed the mountains, water games, car passing roads through rivers and seeing turkish villages with explanation from Deniz on life of the villagers.
The quad bike experience is an amazing one, I would recommend this to anybody, even complete beginners. It is so much fun mixed with adrenaline all happening in beautiful nature. What was not so exciting was the waiting time before we even started with the quad bike - we were left at very ugly place without any instuction as to what was going to happen. Other than that I must say I enjoyed it very much.
The service provided by the tour company is amazing. We didn’t feel rushed at all and got to enjoy all the views with a private service. Lunch was lovely to and at the old town we got to spend a good few hours shopping and eating.
We were not informed beforehand that bus tour we booked did not take place on saturdays, hence no breakfast included. Disappointing start but a great day. The guide was good., explained history, gave time to roam around. Overall a good day.
I booked this tour online and was really impressed by the great customer service we were provided! We were greeted by Ali, the manager who has been in this business for 20 years and were then given the instructions on rafting. Then we were given equipment and taken for the best 2.5 hours along an unforgettable ride across the Konyalti river. Lunch followed and we were given two free photos to select from the screen! Staff was really helpful, and welcoming especially Mr Ali and Tunfan ... Price was also extremely adequate and better than all other offers that the agency gave us! I really advise it... Omar from Lubnan (Lebanon)