Antalya is a Mediterranean city always frequented by local and international tourists with its historical and natural beauties, vast beach at the heart of the city, rich-blue sea, wide boulevards, palm trees, geography surrounded by numberless archaeological sites and ancient ruins, magnificent Taurus Mountains with fascinating beauty, canyons, valleys, bays and cuisine including various delicious dishes…
Antalya, which has been home to a number of civilizations, masterfully combines all the features of the modern age with its historical texture from the past to the present, and always remains as the pearl of the Mediterranean. If you include Antalya on your route, then you know that there is a lot to do in the city, which dances with the sun for twelve months of the year. Let's explore where to start, where to visit, where to rest and watch the sea, where to enjoy extremely palatable tastes.
You can wander around the narrow streets and follow the traces of the past in Kaleici, which is one of the oldest and deep-rooted districts of Antalya and located at the very heart of the city. Kaleici, which is also known as Old Antalya has an authentic spirit. You can accommodate at one of the numerous boutique hotels and pensions here, sip your drink in the cafés and buy souvenirs for your loved ones. You can also visit Hadrian's Gate, Yivli Minaret, Historical Clock Tower, Hidirlik Tower, Kesik Minaret and Antalya Toy Museum while you are in Kaleici.
Even knowing that the history of the Lycian Way dates back more than 3000 years makes this way valuable and mysterious. More than 100 cities are located along this way. You can travel Lycian Way, always hitting the top among the most important walking trails even today, also by bicycle.
Ataturk Culture Park
Stretching from the vicinity of Antalya Vocational High School to Konyaalti Beach, Ataturk Culture Park is an area with fascinating beauty, enriched with the unique view of the cliffs, magnificent trees, ponds and facilities. When you visit Antalya Culture Park, which attracts attention with its walking trails, bicycle ways, restaurants and cafés with sea views, you must also visit Antalya Archeology Museum, one of the largest and most important museums in Turkey.
Antalya is a city famous not only for its sea and historical texture, but also for its mountain air and outdoor spaces with plenty of oxygen. Cakirlar Village is one of these locations. You can enjoy a relaxing and fun day alone with nature in this location, which is famous for its Sosyete Bazaar and village breakfast. There is a lot do away from the noise and exhausting stress of the city in Cakirlar Village, which is only 36 minutes away from the center. You can buy jams, flatbread, gozleme (Turkish pancake) and organic products from Sosyete Bazaar.
You can visit Manavgat Waterfall in Antalya, which is also famous for its waterfalls, and refresh with the energy brought by the water. You can have picnic, camp, and feel at peace with the sound of the nature, birds and water around the waterfall formed by falling of the river water from a 4-meter cliff.
Beside these, you can have pleasant time in locations such as Duden Waterfall, Kursunlu Waterfall, Altinbesik Cave National Park, Olympos Bey Mountains Coast National Park, boat tour at Kemer, Antalya Zoo, Antalya Aquarium, Antalya Sand Sculpture Museum, Sapadere Canyon, and enjoy the city by tasting trout, shish meatballs, piyaz, serpme borek, Arap Kadayifi, pumpkin dessert with tahini and walnuts, and burnt ice cream at the restaurants and Esnaf restaurants located in various parts of the city. If you wish, you can also take a look at our article Hidden Gems of Antalya.