The old city of Kaleici and the Marina area are beautiful and it was nice to be there in off season (March) when it was not crowded or hot to stroll there. I can imagine it is packed in the summer... There are lots of boat trips you can take from the Marina ,(we didn't) if you have enough time. But just walking and looking was fine for us.
In a restored Ottoman house in Kaleici is the Suna and Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum. On the upper floor the rooms has an ethnographic exhibition, showing life in the second half of the 19th century. Important events shown are the serving of coffee, the bride’s henna night and shaving of the bridegroom.
Across the courtyard is a restored Orthodox church. Here there is an exhibition of ceramics.
There is also a bookstore in the museum.
Entrance fee is 1 000 000 TL (July 2004).
When I was there I was the only visitor. It was in the morning so I hope more people find their way there later during the day. It is centrally located in Kaleici.
Kaleici is full of old restored Ottoman houses now turned into pensions, hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops. Some tourists stay here, but many come just on a quick guided tour with a group – Kaleici deserves more time than that. Do not only walk the main roads, but take your time to discover the small back streets as well.
The beach, Konyaalti Plaji, is to the west. It is a pebbled beach about 3 km long. Several hotels are built along the beach, but if you are staying in Kaleici you can take the tram to the end station Müze and then walk a few hundred metres down to the beach.
When you are walking inside the kaleici (Inside the castle), you will soon start walking down and will find yourself at the Marina where private sailboats are anchored..
Boat tours are a favourite thing at Antalya, however you should choose very carefully.. Some tours are making loud music broadcasting and could make your tour terrible..
Boat shall take you around Antalya and will showyou the wonderful Falezes of Antalya.. the city also looks verynice from the sea and you should try once..
Kaleici is inside the fortress and Antalya has a very nive Kaleici.. Old Antalya houses, some are very old, some are being restorated.. But they all represent a way of life.. Touring along the kaleici will take you to a different environment, You should spare almost one hour to travel all around.. But it will worth to see..
The old bazaar reminded me of the Grand Bazaar just on a much smaller scale and they were not really interested in bargaining there.
Antalya's old town is charming and generally very well-maintained with many old houses that are in excellent condition or recently renovated. It is also near the marina/harbour and many other sites.