The Archeological Museum has...
The Archeological Museum has artifacts from the Paleolithic Age to Ottoman times and gives you a perspective of this area. Ataturk, the Founder of the Turkish Republic, has a museum named after him with some of his belongings.
Nice way to make a round tour of the city is with the city's tram. A single tram line starts at the Antalya Museum, Antalya Beach Park (at Konyaalti Beach), and the Sheraton Voyager and Falez hotels in the west, and runs eastward along the main boulevard to the city center at Kalekapisi. Then it turns right (south) and passes Hadrian's Gate and Karaalioglu Park before passing near the deluxe Talya Oteli and ending near Lara Plaj (Beach) to the east.
There are only two trains. They run along a single track, passing at a short length of double track near Kalekapisi.Both trains depart on the hour and half-hour from the termini for a ride of 15 minutes.
The fare costabout 25¢ :-))
Rent a Car and travel a bit! Duden Falls
We took a car for two days and went one way to the east of Antalya, and the next day west.
I will describe the places we saw.The Upper Duden falls are lovely with lots of plants and trees around, and you can walk in a cave behind the Falls and see the water cascading in front of you! Well worth the trip. There is a parking lot next to the falls which costs 2 Turkish Lire including entry to the Falls.
Antalya: the city of joy!
"sity for out going"
When I arrive to antalya (august 2007) from east side, I realized that it's to big to imagine before .I couldn’t see big mansions with wide yard as seen in north of Iran. Peoples spend their dinners in the large amount of restaurants that keeping chairs in the pedestrian.
Most of houses in the evening are with turning off lights, I think these peoples spend their time out of their homes. This is not so fare of mind because the weater is very nice in this time.
Beach Park is dreaming places for walking in the night, very quiet and clean, in late time you can find clubs near the beach with music and turning lights.
Duden water fall is near the old city with clean water (with passing the city, how clean is this!) I hear about waterfalls out of city that we can walk behind them and for rafting.
I was lucky because the celebrating of victory of turkey against Greece (zafar bairami) was in days that I was there .I watch fire game in the city park near Lara beach. The young girl singer (Hande yener) was singing alone: Romeo, Romeo!
peoples are dancing and singing with her. Some of neighbors was bringing plastic chairs from homes and sitting around park. I spend happy times about 3 hour's.
In the beach park I found Latin dance festivals with some youth and teens dances: salsa and tango and some other kinds. Some of dancers were from Russia. I saw Russians and eastern Europeans are in large amounts in turkey. In the aqua park I saw some the dancer girls that are master stroking in the stage!
"Aqua Park" is very funny with skating rinks and water pools full of Russians, Iranians and other peoples. I watched dancers match with swimming dresses on the stage that danced with Turkish, Arabic and Iranian music. (A glass of whisky was about 5$ in the Jacuzzi bar)
I wondered that some of Turkish crafts were expensive from Iran, It was for texts (said K.D.V) for examples Turkish beer was 5 Y.T.L about 4$ in the beech and 3 Y.T.L in the markets. Fortunately I sell themes in my city about 2.2$
Peoples are very friendly and calm. I encountered some Kurds in Antalya,I think Kurds and Turks are not in the trustful situation.
Shops are very various, but you must bargain with them! In a leader store that presents a fashion show I brought a jacket from 250$ to 125$ ;-)