Sitting on a rocky plateau overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the city of Antalya offers a blend of ancient history and modern Turkish beach life. Roman-Ottoman buildings line quiet cobblestone streets. Nearby, enjoy picturesque beaches stretching along the coastline or visit ancient ruins hidden in the surrounding countryside.

At the heart of Antalya is the well-preserved historic quarter of Kaleiçi. Wander along the lanes leading from the main square to discover ruins from Byzantine, Roman and Ottoman eras. Check out Hadrian’s Gate, a grand archway built in A.D. 130 to commemorate the visit of Emperor Hadrian. Look for the Clock Tower, once part of the ancient citadel, and visit the 17th-century Tekeli Mehmet Pasa Mosque. Don’t miss the tall Yivli Minaret, a major city landmark that dates back to the 13th century.

Meander south past the harbor to Karaalioglu Park, a vast flower- and tree-filled area surrounding the centuries-old former lookout Hidrilik Tower. Find refuge from the city heat beneath a shade tree and enjoy excellent views over the Gulf of Antalya. Learn about Antalya’s Ottoman traditions at the Kaleiçi Museum.

Konyaalti Beach Park, west of the historic quarter, is Antalya’s main city beach. Find a pebbly stretch of coastline backed by a leafy promenade and cultural and entertainment centers. See millennia-old artifacts at the Antalya Museum. Spot miniature versions of Turkey’s major landmarks at MiniCity Antalya. Ride waterslides or watch dolphin shows at Troy Aqua and Dolphinarium.

Explore the ancient ruins and natural beauty of Antalya’s countryside. Marvel at the city, tombs and amphitheater of Termessos, perched on a mountainside in Güllük Dagi National Park, and visit Roman theaters and temples. Join hiking, whitewater rafting and jeep safaris in Köprülü Canyon. Enjoy the serenity at the attractive Duden Falls.

Arrive by flying to Antalya Airport, which is a 30-minute drive from Kaleiçi. Get around using buses, trams and taxis. Rent a car to visit the countryside attractions and innumerable sandy beaches that spread along the Mediterranean coastline.

Known for

Beaches, Family-friendly and Cafés

Top hotels in Antalya

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Akra Hotel
5 out of 5
Lara Yolu, Antalya, Antalya
AU$289/night
1 Sep. - 2 Sep.
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,612 reviews)

"what a view from the room, sea view is stunning, looking out to the mountains. The rooms where gorgeous and cleaned everyday by brilliant staff. Everywhere was immaculate always. Best hotel i've stayed at, unreal."…"

Reviewed on 16 Aug. 2019

Akra Hotel
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Hotel Su & Aqualand
5 out of 5
Meltem Mah., Dumlupinar Bulvar No:205, Antalya, Antalya
AU$177/night
30 Aug. - 31 Aug.
4.1/5Very Good! (1,210 reviews)

"Hotel was ok, did not like the corridor carpets and the red lighting"…"

Reviewed on 16 Aug. 2019

Hotel Su & Aqualand
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Orange County Resort Hotel Alanya - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Merkez Mah., Alparslan Turkes Bulvari, Okurcalar, Alanya, Antalya
AU$195/night
24 Aug. - 25 Aug.
4.1/5Very Good! (149 reviews)

"Good resort ,nice food and lots of desserts ,and kids pool is also good"…"

Reviewed on 6 Aug. 2019

Orange County Resort Hotel Alanya - All Inclusive

Popular activities in Antalya

Clock Tower
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Clock Tower

The last survivor from the 80 towers that made up the ancient walls is the portal to the ancient structures of Antalya’s Old Town.

Hadrian's Gate
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Hadrian's Gate

This 2,000-year-old portal to the ancient city is a fine example of Roman ingenuity, with elegant columns, three arches and a marble frame.

Upper Düden Falls
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Upper Düden Falls

Outside the city, the upper falls offer a tranquil refuge from the heat with an array of cascades and pools in scenic gardens.

Antalya Archeological Museum
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Antalya Archeological Museum

Among the largest museums in Turkey, this site holds thousands of historical treats that delight the senses with the stories of ancient cultures.

Karaalioglu Park
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Karaalioglu Park

Relax beside a water fountain in the midst of exotic trees, ancient Roman monuments and panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea.

Termessos
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Termessos

Listen to enthralling tales of an ancient city atop a mountain, as you peruse temples, tombs and a theater from another millennium.

Top activities in Antalya

Antalya City Tour
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Antalya City Tour

AU$82

Discover Antalya with this one-day-long tour. It is the perfect introduction of the city with full of activites. This is a typical itinerary for this product; Stop At: Duden Waterfalls, Antalya Düden Waterfall is a very special place in Antalya.

Rafting at Koprulu Canyon
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Rafting at Koprulu Canyon

AU$58

There’s something for everyone when it comes to finding things to do in Antalya. And you certainly don’t have to look far! Rafting is a real fun for all your family. Away from the coast, this part of Turkey is something of an adventure playground - created by Mother Nature herself.

Alanya Cruise with Turkish Lunch & Roundtrip Transportation
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Alanya Cruise with Turkish Lunch & Roundtrip Transportation

AU$43

Embark on a scenic cruise off the coast of Turkey on a catamaran resembling an iconic pirate ship. As the bow cuts through the gentle waves of the sparkling azure waters, you are greeted with sights of the Red Tower, Dockyard, and Alanya Castle.

Scuba Diving in the Turkish Riviera
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Scuba Diving in the Turkish Riviera

AU$58

Discover aquatic life along the Turkish Riviera with an introductory scuba-diving cruise to the wonders off the coast of Antalya. A boat trip shows you the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, while a supervised dive can introduce you to the shipwrecks and creatures that fill the sea.

Small-Group Antalya Sightseeing & Shopping Tour
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Small-Group Antalya Sightseeing & Shopping Tour

AU$41

As the largest city on Turkey's Mediterranean coast, Antalya has a wealth of magnificent spots for you to see and plenty of stores to browse. Get a look at the city's 2,000-year history and visit some of its shops to find some memories and mementoes to bring home from your stay.

Jeep Safari Full-Day Experience
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Jeep Safari Full-Day Experience

AU$64

Explore the excitement and beauty of southern Turkey with a full-day adventure that takes you into the Taurus Mountains. You can get an up-close look at the forested slopes, streams, and a hidden waterfall with an off-road vehicle that takes you away from the beaten path.

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