From the old harbour in Kaleci, Antalya, you can take a boattrip for the day or evening. After spending weeks travelling without beeing neer the sea it was very nice to spend a day on a boat, relaxing, eating and swimming.
I paid 20 000 000 TL for a 6 hour boattrip (in 2003). Lunch (fish, spagetti, sallad and bread) was included in the price.
It can be a good idea to compare a few boats and prices. If you are walking around in the harbour in the evening you can't miss all the people wanting to sign you up for their trip the next day.
This small waterfall is coming down the cliff just beside the harbour and many of the tour boats take an extra turn so the tourists can watch it. This small waterfall is a nice sight, but it is artificial.
If you want to see more magnificent waterfalls there are several outside Antalya: Duden waterfalls are about 10 km to the north, Kunsunlu waterfalls about 20 km to the east and Manvagat close to Side.
Favorite thing: To sit by the sea at sunset is lovely! In Antalya there is a nice view from Karaalioglu Parki and from the pier in the harbour. It is very peaceful to sit on the pier and watch the last boats come in and the change of colour on the sky, and maybe with some nuts to eat.
The cultural and conference centre is a wonderful place to wander in. Even when there are no events, the whole venue is interesting.
The main conference hall is a large blue glass pyramid.
There are two smaller pyramids in the grounds, and the use of water is inspired. Water trickles down a pyramid, down channels and into a lake . There is even a waterfall which you can walk under.
In the heat of the day the water gives a sense of refreshment.
There are also many different plants to see and paths to follow.
Fondest memory: My fondest memory was the evening we spent at a concert at Aspendos. Some of the dancers seemed to be gliding around as if on skates.
Antalya is famous with its delicious Oranges.. And especially in summer Orange juice becomes a favourite drink..
While you are walking in Antalya, you can see Orange Juice stands, where they only sell Orange juices.. They squeze the orange in front of you and pour it to your glass..
A must try activity.
The narrow roads inside the fortress are amazing.. All roads are covered with small stones and when you are walking down to the Marina, or climbing uo to the center, you all pass from these roads.. Tourist shops are surrounded and they are open till late hours..
In day time you can see tourists and Locals touring inside the fortress, Making shopping and visiting the Marina.. And at nights you can see youngs, looking for a Pub or night club to spend the rest of the night..
It is always active and vivid.. the life inside the Fortress (Kaleici)
Fondest memory: Walking up and down, watching people from all nations..
While you are in Antalya, you will be surprised to see such a developing city. Every year I see new modern buildings and the city is growing toits outside limits..
However in the city center, inside the fortress you will see quiet amazing old Turkish houses.. Stay some while and enjoy the beauty of them.. Almost all of them are being renovated, but there are still some carrying the signs of history on their walls.
.. of Antalya.. where there are very nice restaurants at the edge of the City walls.. You can here people shooting as "Boat tour, Come on.. Boat tour", they always invite you for short boat trips..
Take a walk in the harbour and then climb up to take a picture.. like we did..
Fondest memory: The day is very nice to walk.. The atmosphere at nights are also very nice..
The city of antalya strecthes along the Antalya bay and is built at 39 meters height, rocky coastline.. The city lies on a valley which is surrounded by 3000 meters high Taurus mountains. and the surrounding mountains gives a fascinating landscape to the city.. The old city with old Turkish houses, the marina are the nice spots of the city..
However the best attractions is the seaside.. Inside Antalya, there are two famous beaches, Lara beach and Konyaalti beach.. and also Antalya is in very short distance to many favourite holiday destinations and holiday villages..
Entrance to the old city has a fantastic gate.. An arch way is leading you to the past . The old city has been tried to be preserved as original as possible..
The big marble gate, behind, you have the new Antalya with modern buildings and all aspects of a big city but in front of you there are new things to be explored.. The historical houses of Antalya
International Eurasia Film Festival and Antalya Golden Orange Fil Festivals as two of the most significant culture and art activities of Turkey host the latest film coming from all over the world,famous stars and unforgettable directors of 7th art once more in Antalya,the valley of festivals.
The 45th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival,organised by the cooperation between Foundation of Turkish Cinema and Audiovisual Culture and Foundation of Culture and Arts in Antalya in 10-19th October and Eurasia Film Market in 10-12nd October will meet the movie fans..
Our hotel overlooked the cliffs with the beach and sea below.
When the weather is clear, a really fantastic view of the mountains
in the distance.The water has been heating up all year so not so cold for
There is always a belly dance show put on at most hotels..
Don't miss it.
Lada my Russian girlfriend swimming naked early afternoon
in Lara bay and after about 20 mins, all the resteraunt workers
were sitting on the cliff watching her swimming about like a porpoise.
They sat smiling and dangling their legs, until the bosses came out to see why
the staff had abandoned their posts. Well thank God it wasn't in Saudi Arabia,
or at Brighton Beach NY or Cox'x Bazzar in Bangladexh.
Still Lada loved sensations and a bit of scandal to keep things from becoming
Favorite thing: As we got off the tram to go to the antique market, there was this lovely statue of lady liberty I think that someone must have built the previous day. It looked very real, the only thing that gave it away was the pile of sand lying next to it.
Many of VT members ask about the wheather in Antalya specially in winter time
This is the Climatological Information of the city
first figure is minimum daily temperature in oC
second figure is maximum daily temperature in oC
third figure is Mean Total Rainfall (mm)
fourth figure is Mean Number of Rain Days
Jan 5.9 14.9 232.4 12.6
Feb 6.2 15.4 160.7 10.8
Mar 7.8 17.7 96.8 8.9
Apr 11.1 21.2 46.2 6.4
May15.0 25.4 30.0 5.3
Jun 19.4 30.5 9.6 2.6
Jul 22.4 33.8 2.2 0.6
Aug 22.3 33.7 2.5 0.7
Sep 19.1 30.9 12.3 1.8
Oct 15.0 26.4 67.7 5.8
Nov 10.7 21.2 131.9 7.6
Dec 7.6 16.7 263.3 12.3
* Climatological information is based on monthly averages for the 72 -year period 1929 - 2000 .
Good luck and enjoy yourself
Favorite thing: While Walking inside the City, you will witness to some very nice Cliffs.. as the city lies above 40 meter from the sea level with very nice falezes.. When you approach the sea, you will have these wonderful view...