Orange Juice! (Not as a packing list item, of course). They squeeze it on every corner from fresh oranges. A very good idea for a hot summer day. The juice is though as 'hot as the day', 'cause they serve it in the street straight from the squeezer, not from refregirator. The photo is taken in Antalya Old Town.
We had all meals in the hotel,...
We had all meals in the hotel, except for days when we went for excursions. Buffet, with lots of everything! We travelled in August, and there were so many fruit there! I never ate fruit so much as in Antalya! Plums, apples, watermellon, mellon, pear, grapes... And Turkish cuisine is delicios! I do not remember name of any dishes, but I still feel the taste of them!
If you are in Antalya the...
If you are in Antalya the period between June-July you can see the artical activities in Aspendos.Every year in this historical theatre(is one of the largest ancient buildings in Asia Minor and one of the best preserved in the world,with a seating capasity of 10.000)Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival being organized and you can see most famoust world-class opera and ballet in the magical setting ancient theatre.It is really an unforgettable experience.
It has excellent acoustics and unique structure, there is no bad seat there.
Antalya (pop. 1 million), "capital" of the Turkish Mediterranean Coast, is a sprawling modern city with a small, charming historic core, a good archeology museum, a long sunny beach, the Turquoise Coast's busiest airport, and dramatic sea and mountain views.
The historic core, called Kaleiçi (KAH-leh-ee-chee, or Old Antalya) surrounds the Roman harbor. Many buildings date from Ottoman times, and some have been restored as houses, hotels, pensions or restaurants.
Antalya's prime beach is Konyaalti, a long swath of rough sand and pebbles running west for several kilometers. If you must have soft sand, venture out to the beaches at Side and Alanya to the east, or Kemer, Phaselis and Olimpos to the south.
Visit Antalya for its city life, restaurants, Old Antalya (Kaleiçi), and because it's the transportation hub of the region with a big, modern airport 10 km (6 miles) east of the city center, and a big, modern bus station 4 km (2.5 miles) north.
Antalya is also a good base for visits to nearby archeological sites such as Aspendos, Olimpos, Perge, Phaselis, Side and Termessos.
by Tom Brosnahan.