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.
Beaches, Family-friendly and Cafés
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.
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.
Outside the city, the upper falls offer a tranquil refuge from the heat with an array of cascades and pools in scenic gardens.
Among the largest museums in Turkey, this site holds thousands of historical treats that delight the senses with the stories of ancient cultures.
Relax beside a water fountain in the midst of exotic trees, ancient Roman monuments and panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Listen to enthralling tales of an ancient city atop a mountain, as you peruse temples, tombs and a theater from another millennium.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.