Wakeboarding & Waterskiing in Antalya- Hip-Notics
If you are looking for a fun activity in Antalya, check out Hip-Notics, a cable waterski-wakeboard park. They have 3 man made lakes where you can learn to waterski or wakeboard- in any kind of weather- with no boat involved. Really good waterskiiers concentrated on the slalom course. The staff is friendly (in several languages) and professional. We spent the whole day there: skiing, eating yummy home-cooked food, swimming, jumping on the trampoline, boarding some more and gawking at the professional wakeboarders who go to train there. It's a beautiful setting and what a sunset! Lots of fun for kids and adults of all ages. The music was great and you can even ski at night!
They also have airconditioned rooms for rent. We didn't stay there the last time we went, but the people who were staying there looked like they were having so much fun, we will definitely stay there next time. All you need is a bathing suit, towel and some sunscreen. All the equipment you need (life jacket, skis, board, etc.) is included in the admission price. Instruction is also included.
Sila Restaurant & Bar
Turkish hospitality at its best , we where invited by my
arkadass Azis (the owner)for a special night with live
Turkce music and had a great night , the prices are fare We let the Chef surprise us and we where never disapointed
In the photo you see Adrian...
In the photo you see Adrian Gates (it is a postcard again), named after a Roman Emperor, who visited Antalya once and is said to enter the city throught this gate. Generally, you should visit the Old Town in Antalya. As in any city, the Old Town keeps the spirit of the place. Very narrow streets, old houses, some of them really old and shabby, but some nicely renovated, ancient stone walls, souvenir shops...
Can life get better?
This is a gorgeous city, which probably explains why there are so many tourists here, as well...kind of like Alanya. There are also some very interesting sites to see around the city (Perge, Aspendos, Manavgat, etc). There are some nice beach bars there, and the bay is gorgeous. I didn't get as much time to explore the city as I had hoped, but I plan to return before I leave Turkey. I hear there is a wonderful waterfall, dumping from the surrounding mountains into the sea. Unfortunately, I stayed at a resort outside of town, and it was one of those, "All-inclusive" kind of places. It was OK, but could have been better. The most fun I had was renting a car and driving to the various sites in the local area. Manavgat was a small park with a waterfall, and some restaurants and shopping near the river. The water was freezing runoff from the nearby mountains. It was also more water than the builders had planned, as the river was flowing over the overlook points. That was kind of entertaining...watching everyone try to stand up in the rushing water, freezing their feet to numbness. Aspendos was another interesting place. It is an old Roman amphitheater that has been restored as a kind of museum. It had excellent acoustics. You could sit at the top of the seats and hear conversations going on near the stage. Perge was perhaps the most interesting site. It was an old Roman city. The ruins are all that's left, of course, but you can see many pillars, an old "main street", and old gate tower, the entrance to the city. This is definitely a place you want to check out if you are in the area. There are also many ruins to the west of Antalya, which I hope to explore during my next trip there. I will keep you posted.
PS. This picture is actually of Manavgat...I didn't know where else to put it!
This is an old ampitheater which was preserved after Ataturk visited and declared it a worthy landmark. There are still concerts held here. Should be quite an experience...
Another site if interest in the Antalya area is definitely Perge, and old Roman city.