10 Reasons to Have Your Summer Vacation in Antalya

Antalya, one of the regular and favorite summer vacation destinations, enjoys a well-deserved reputation both in our country and across the world. Welcoming thousands of local and foreign tourists every year, this worldwide-known, popular city makes its mark not only for its natural and historical beauties but also for the sea tourism. Preferred by foreign tourists for summer vacation in Turkey, this destination is well kitted out to offer almost everything that can be expected from a vacation. In Antalya, a vacation paradise that promises the most comfortable vacation opportunities, thanks to its rich ancient history, vast pristine beaches and luxury accommodation facilities, there is a lot to do. Let's take a look at interesting answers to the question "Why to visit Antalya?".


Why to Prefer Antalya for Vacation

When it comes to Antalya, summer vacation comes to mind, and when it comes to summer vacation, many different destinations come to mind. Even the city center promises numerous advantages. With several kilometers long Konyaalti and Lara beaches, Manavgat and Duden waterfalls, well kitted-out facilities located in the city center and other districts, cafés and restaurants, museums and ruins, streets of Kaleici overflowing with souvenir shops, waterfalls, vast sea view, charming natural beauties and observation terraces overlooking Taurus Mountains, parks and gardens, restaurant menus with local and world dishes, modern and comfortable hotels, wide and spacious boulevards and peaceful atmosphere, Antalya offers everything that can be expected from a vacation. 


In addition, many districts of Antalya are packed with extra advantages for summer vacation. With many details from accommodation to gastronomy, and from ancient cities and natural beauties to fun activities, the districts of Antalya offer the opportunity to collect unforgettable vacation memories. Here are 10 reasons why to prefer Antalya…




1. Beaches in Antalya

The coastline stretching as far as the eye can reach, facilities with blue flag and enjoying the sea to the fullest are what mainly make Antalya popular. Not only the inner-city beaches like Konyaalti and Lara but also the fascinatingly beautiful bays in the districts and towns with rich-blue, crystal-clear sea like Kemer, Kas, Side, Manavgat, Belek, Alanya, Finike, Demre and Olympos, which can be explored by boat tours, make summer vacation in Antalya more attractive.


2. Nightlife, Shopping and Entertainment in Antalya

Known as the capital of the Mediterranean, Antalya becomes more attractive with its dynamic and colorful atmosphere, which is lively both during the day and night. In the city center, a wide variety of shops located in the narrow streets of Kaleici, which is also known as the Old City and which features ancient architectural elements, offers the opportunity to enjoy shopping. You can also enjoy shopping at the big shopping malls located in the city center and the stores that line the luxury streets of Antalya. You can witness the fast nightlife in the popular nightclubs and bars in Antalya. The entertainment activities offered in the luxury hotels of the city, which is known as a hotel paradise, can make your vacation more action-packed.


3. Lycian Way

The only reason to prefer Antalya can even be walking along the hiking trail that stretches from Fethiye to Antalya and reflects the spirit of ancient civilizations even today. Watching the fascinating view of nature while walking promises a completely different vacation experience. Oludeniz, Myra, Olympos, Patara, Kas, the Village of Uzunyurt, Letoon, Xanthos, Pydna, Antiphellos, Apollonia, Simena, Chimera, Phaselis and Kemer are also located on the Lycian Way. For travelers, enjoying this magnificent trekking experience on the Lycian Way is just one of the things that make vacation in Antalya more precious.


4. Fun Activities

Antalya is the best proof of the fact that summer vacation is not just about taking a swim in the sea. With rafting, paragliding, water sports, off-road tours and many more adrenaline-filled activities, time flies so fast in Antalya. When you visit Antalya, don't miss out the fun of rafting in Koprulu Canyon.  While rafting here, you can enjoy the rush of adrenaline to the fullest. 



5. Cultural and Historical Richness

In Antalya, a city that overflows with the ruins from the ancient cities and settlements and that is famous for its cultural richness and valuable heritage, you can take a closer look at the mysterious reminiscences of the past and feel the texture of ancient age closer. Taking a time travel by visiting the Ancient Cities of Olympos, Perge, Aspendos and many more, you can bring a different dimension to your summer vacation in the city.


6. Hotels in Antalya

Undoubtedly, the facilities where you will accommodate while enjoying the natural and cultural richness of Antalya are also of importance. Antalya is a city that takes the pride of ranking in the top in the country in this respect. With numerous accommodation options, from the most modest hostels to the most luxurious hotels, the city also offers the opportunity to enjoy the advantage of feeling privileged. There are numerous hotels that are kitted out to promise you the comfort of your home and offer all kinds of opportunities and advantages.


7. Natural Beauties in Antalya

Not only the sea, sun, sand and historical beauties but also its natural beauties make Antalya special. The canyons, cliffs, waterfalls, forests, plateaus, Taurus Mountains, flora and beautiful smell of citrus and orange trees filling the air in the early summer make the city even more fascinating.
Palm trees and orange trees that you can see in every corner of the city will make you remember how a special geography you are in.  



8. Fruits That Have Become Identified With Antalya

In Antalya, one of the homeland of citrus fruits, especially oranges, you can smell and taste this species in every corner of the city. You can buy delicious souvenirs for your loved ones back home before you leave the city, which is also famous for its orange and citrus jams.   




9. Unlimited Vacation Opportunities in Antalya

The hotel concepts offered for all age groups in Antalya include all kinds of alternatives, from those designed for families with children to the rooms and services designed exclusively for honeymoon couples. With the concepts that are rich in gastronomy, entertainment, relaxation and activities, the hotels promise a great vacation. Aquaparks, game museums, tunnel aquarium, fantastic entertainment and many more are also waiting for you in this city.  


10. Climate of Antalya 

There is almost no winter in Antalya, which is dominated by the Mediterranean climate. So the answer to the question "When to visit Antalya?" is that it can be visited almost all year round. Although you can enjoy the warmth of sun to the fullest in summer, you can enjoy the warm sea and sands even during the autumn months like September and October. You can enjoy a quiet and peaceful vacation to the fullest in Antalya, where you can take a swim even in the early autumn. 

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