Antalya Travel Guide

  • Antalya Harbor quiet in the morning light
    Antalya Harbor quiet in the morning...
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  • Not all of the boats are for tourists
    Not all of the boats are for tourists
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    Historic Old City harbor
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Antalya Highlights

  • Pro
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     Wonderful Beaches, Bays and environment.. 

  • Con
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     Getting more commersialised for every day that passes. 

  • In a nutshell
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     It's clean, safe atmosphere, the people are friendly and polite. 

Antalya Things to Do

  • Kaleici - Old Town

    The Turks are not so happy to mention it, but the city of Antalya was built by Greeks, as almost all the old city-fortress in south of Turkey. Of course the Romans were developing the entire area as part of their flourishing imperium. With a history going back for more than 2200 years, Antalya is still a focal point in the Mediterranean area. Now a...

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  • Hadrian's Gate

    Antalya's famous city icon, the Hadrian's Gate is located along the main Ataturk Street in Kaleici. People start their walking tour of the Kaleici (old Antalya) through this gate. The gate was built in honor of Roman Emperor Hadrian's visit to Antalya during the year 130. The turkish call this gate the Uckapilar which means 3 gates because of its...

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  • Düden Waterfall

    We have planned to see that waterfall just before the "normal" shopping in Antalya. Every year we "waste" few hrs for shopping in the big modern Shopping Centers around Antalya. We haven't expected too much from that waterfall, especially after we have been few times lost in "nowhere" following the road signs. In that dry environment, with its...

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Antalya Restaurants

  • Kebabs

    Seven of us decided to have lunch in a kebab house. The waiter spoke excellent English and was really good with the child in our group. He also had a good sense of humour. I tried the chicken wrap. The chicken was slightly spiced which was just to my taste. There were chillies and hot sauce on the tables if you wanted more spice.I got a 'normal'...

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  • Excellent foods

    There are 3 restaurants at 3 different places. At Metin Kasapoglu st, at White world and at Ismetpasa cad, 419.sok. I guess I saw central restaurant. All foods were great. After the meal you may drink tea around "falez" parc and look to wonderfull sea view. Güvec

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  • Nice place for eating

    We ate good things there. But I advice to see all that area. There are many nice restaurants, beaches, pubs, sport facilities, parking places in the same area.We also saw sand scalptures at september. MezesLavas bread

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Antalya Nightlife

  • tudors pub, Kaleici

    Tudors club is run by conservative thugs. My wife and sister-in-law were thrown out because they wore skirts up to their knees. At the same time there were prostitutes in there with hotpants and signs on the wall saying "show your boobs". If you are a modern woman, steer clear of this place! for men: whateverfor women: burka is preferred, nikab...

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  • nightclubbing

    Simply one of the worst place I have ever been. Arrived on 11th of august 2010 in full Ramadan period, perceived temperature above 40 degrees C. In antalya no one around, on saturday night too. Ally club and arma club almost empty every night and very expensive.the only "hot spot" around is Kemer, 40 km far from marvellouse Antalya (80 euros by...

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  • Nighttime in Antalya

    Tram passing infront of the old and ancient clock turm. You can see in many Turkish cities clock turms builded by Sultan Abdulhamit the 2nd.

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Antalya Transportation

  • Antobus-Antalya Public City Buses

    There is a Municipality controlled private public city bus service in Antalya.You can get these buses to getting everywhere in the city. The name of bus system is: Antobus

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  • Phaeton

    Another leisure way to get around Antalya are those horse-drawn carriage similar to the popular mode of transpor in Princess Island - Phaetons.

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  • Historical Tram

    Pretty much like the one in Konya, Antalya has a historical tram that run along Konyalti Beach. That makes it more convenient for those staying at the center to go to the beach through this tram.The tram runs from Antalya centrum and ends in Muze (museum). The tram operates from 7:00am til 9:00pm only.

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Antalya Shopping

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  • Ozdilek-the biggest Mall in Antalya

    In 2010 everybody in Europe stop buying as the crisis have hit all the rich countries on the old continent.Turkey (especially Antalya) was one of the special exceptions.It was a kind of "shopping rush" when we have been there, but something I have never seen before.They were buying everything with an un-explicable excitement.The locals were trying...

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  • No Fools and Horses here!

    Antalya is a leading agriculture center of our country due to its suitable ecology.Antalya Metropolitan Municipality’s covered wholesale food market complex that meets % 65 of the wet fruit and vegetable demand of our country, opened to service in its new place on date 30 July 1996.There are 759 business places at Antalya wholesale food market...

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  • spices

    Buying some of these lovely spices for yourself or as a gift is a great idea. I bought some together with a cook book to bring back home as a gift to my nephew that is a chef.

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Antalya Local Customs

  • Antalya's wonderful Laundry

    It's always the same problem: in the lavabo scrubbed shirts, dirty socks in the luggage and in the shower cabin washed jeans they never will be dry... This hasn't must be! In the middle of Antalya's old town, the Kaleici, nearby the "Broken Minaret" is located a wonderful laundry and there will be helped you. The "Quick Time Self Service Laundry"...

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  • Street artists

    There are a few artists on the main streets in Antalya. They have created beautiful paintings of the surrounding landmarks. They are beautiful and originals.Remember to barter as usual, but keep in the back of your mind that these paintings are art.

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  • Antalya Airport

    This is really a local custom tip, but I didn't really know where else to inform you about how the airport works.You walk into the airport and you immediately put your suitcase, handluggage and coats etc. on a conveyor belt and they are x-rayed. You collect your belongings from other side of the coveyor belt and find your check-in desk. Check-in as...

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Antalya Warnings and Dangers

  • Watch out for Maki Tur!

    Watch out for this agency. We paid for a trip to Perge, Aspendos, Side and Kursunlu Waterfalls. Instead of taking us to this beautiful Nature Park they took us to lower Duden waterfall, which is in Antalya and we had already been there. I asked the guide why he didn't take us to Kursunlu Waterfall. He said that he changed his mind! Next day we went...

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  • tudors pub, not for modern women

    My wife, my sister-in-law and I got thrown out of Tudors pub by 6 thugs because my sister-in-law's skirt was supposedly too short. (for the record it reached her knees) All the while there are prostitutes in the club with hotpants and signs saying "show your boobs" on the wall. The police stated that Kaleici (the old city center of Antalya) is to...

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  • tudors pub, not for modern women

    I visited Tudors pub with my wife and sister-in-law. We were thrown out by 6 guys because the skirt of my sister-in-law was not long enough according to them. There are prostitutes in the bar with mini-shorts and sings on the wall saying "show your boobs", but normal women visiting the bar are expected to behave conservatively or get out. The...

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Antalya Tourist Traps

  • FRAUD, be carefull of MITHRA TRAVEL or...

    I bought a trip to Pamukkale from MITHRA TRAVEL. I was told there is going to be an english guide and that the bus was in good shape and air conditioned. The trip details in there brochures stated that arrival to Pamukkale will be at noon time. It also stated that there will be one stop on the way back at Tavas to see carpet loom. The guy I talked...

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  • BURGER KING DELUXE

    If you are on your way back home in antalya airport and you fell hungry don't even think about visiting burger king. They trippled the prices so that you pay for a normal menu around 12€! Once you have ordered they won't let you go away. Try eating in one of the other restaurants around. much cheaper!!

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  • the real prýce...

    At fýrst I paýd 500 for the lýttle water bottles--untýl I came acros an honest guy and hencforth asked the store owners: Isn't ýt 250? And then they gave me my change...Same for everyday ýtems lýke Ayran ( salty yoghurt drýnk). (It's 400 or 500--not one LR)Also, whenever I asked the prýce ýn Turkýsh--ýt was consýderably lower than before ýn other...

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Antalya What to Pack

  • Climate in Antalya

    When I was in Antalya in August, it was three days about 46°C (115°F) ! So if you don't like heat you should visit Antalya in fall and spring only.In the summer you don't need an umbrella or warm clothes. Just sunglasses and T-Shirts.Be aware of the very high UV-radiation. Don't miss sunscreen and don't stay too long in the sunshine! Rainy...

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  • Sun cream, Sun protectors, Aftersun...

    Antalya is very hot during summer and has very sharp sun.. You need to carry all your sun protectors and with the maximum protection Factor.. Besides dont forget your hat.. Dont let your your vacation to be spoiled due to sun burn or sun on the head..

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  • Packing List

    Bring a good pair of walking shoes. The tours are in ancient sites and one of the people on one tour was actually trying it in heels. Bring some US dollars or Euros. They are accepted everywhere and if you want to buy something big (ie. rug, leather, etc.) you can bargain better with dollars. Inflation is very high in Turkey so foreign currency...

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Antalya Off The Beaten Path

  • DEMRE (CITY OF SANTA CLAUS)

    ANTALYA/DemreSt. Nicholas ChurchDate of submission to the Tentative World Heritage List: 25/02/2000List Reference: 1399Criteria: CulturalFather ChristmasSt.Nicholas church is in ancient Myria a large city in the Lykian Group.The church is made for the Bishop of this Mediterranean city duing the 4 th century AD. The floor of the church is several...

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  • KEKOVA In the Heart of Lycia

    Kekova is the name of a region of fascinating islands, bays and ancient cities. Kekova has a rarely seen attraction, a long the shore of the Island a sunken city is observed. The geological movements of the Island caused the city on the Island to be submerged, creating a strange scene with half of the city under water and half above. Teimiussa,...

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  • Reflections In The Mirror Of Time-Lycia

    Reflections In The Mirror Of TimeThe ancient geographical region of Lycia situates on the Teke Peninsula on the Mediterranean region of Turkey. Ancient Lycia was surrounded by Mediterranean Sea on the south, Caria on the west and Pamphylia on the east. Lycian Civilization is well-known by many remains in this area dated to 5th and 4th century B.C....

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Antalya Sports & Outdoors

  • Wakeboarding & Waterskiing in Antalya-...

    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...

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  • Rafting-Paragliding-Jeep...

    Antalya offers limitless opportunites for those who are not satisfied with merely suntanning on the beach and to participate in different activities.In this city which is a wonder of the nature you can make scuba diving,rafting,trekking,climbing,paragliding,horse riding,jeep safari,and snow ski at the same time.The only thing you need to do for...

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  • Skiing in Saklikent

    Antalya is known for its mild winters and bathing is possible most of the year.However at Saklikent a distance of only 45 km and at a height of nearly 3000m.You can enjoy the exhilaration of skiing in this virtuously uncrowded and unpolluted area.If you want you can rejoin your party at the beach in the afternoon or visit some of the splendid...

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Antalya Favorites

  • The mountians

    Wherever I travelled in Turkey I saw beautiful mountains. I saw trips advertised up to the mountains in cable cars. I loved that I was in the sun and the highest mountains were snow-capped.Beautiful views

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  • Perge-Aspendos

    Hi ,Hotel staffs can help you to find a travel agency. Car rental prices vary depending on models but average prices are between €25 and €35. I think that it can be more expensive with a travel agency.However I can ask price to any agency in Antalya if you want. Perge is about 20kms ,Aspendos 35-40kms and Termessos 35 kms from Antalya. These three...

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  • Sand sculptures

    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.

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