Overview Antalya

Visiting Antalya

Discover a Turkish twist on Mediterranean beach life at this resort town set on cliffs and surrounded by mountains. Sleek, state-of-the-art yachts make their way in and out of the harbor, but nearby lie historic cobblestone streets, aging groves of olive trees, and thousands of ancient archaeological sites like the Ancient City of Termessos and the ruins of Perge. You’ll find a host of second-century sites packed into the historic center Kaleici, along with some of Antalya’s best restaurants, bars and nightlife. Don’t miss day trips to ancient spots like the hot springs of Hierapolis or the mysterious abandoned city of Olympus, before relaxing on the pebble beaches of Kemer, just outside... Read More Discover a Turkish twist on Mediterranean beach life at this resort town set on cliffs and surrounded by mountains. Sleek, state-of-the-art yachts make their way in and out of the harbor, but nearby lie historic cobblestone streets, aging groves of olive trees, and thousands of ancient archaeological sites like the Ancient City of Termessos and the ruins of Perge. You’ll find a host of second-century sites packed into the historic center Kaleici, along with some of Antalya’s best restaurants, bars and nightlife. Don’t miss day trips to ancient spots like the hot springs of Hierapolis or the mysterious abandoned city of Olympus, before relaxing on the pebble beaches of Kemer, just outside the city.

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Stories and Tips Antalya

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Four Seasons Travel

Written by Slug on 21 Apr, 2013

We don't usually go on an organised trip, but on this occasion as our friend had damaged her knee, she didn't fancy travelling around Turkey by bus, spending valuable walking energy getting to and from the bus station. We dropped by at a tourist office…Read More


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Some additional notes

Written by goodspkr on 14 May, 2002

Some final notes. The Turkish people are very friendly and trustworthy. Because of the high rate of inflation ($1 equals 1,400,000 Turkish Lira) there are a lot of zeros on their bills. I was buying a couple of ice cream bars and…Read More


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Day 4 through 6

Written by goodspkr on 14 May, 2002

May 3 and 4, 2002 We spent much of the time these two days around the pool and by the beach. The Sheraton has beautiful grounds and the pool area is spacious and comfortable. At the back of the pool area…Read More


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Day 4 part 2

Written by goodspkr on 14 May, 2002

After Myra we went to Kokeva. We drove to a small village. Like almost everywhere in turkey, there were a number of small shops in this tiny village. We then took a boat to isle of Kokeva. Kokeva was an ancient…Read More


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Day 4 part 1

Written by goodspkr on 14 May, 2002

May 2, 2002. Today we traveled to Myra and Kokeva. Myra is the home of St. Nicolas and is famous as well for its rock tombs. Kokeva is an island that suffered an earthquake causing the city to sink into the sea.…Read More


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Day 3 part 1

Written by goodspkr on 14 May, 2002

5/1/02. Today we took a day tour to Perge, Aspendos, Side and Magvente Falls. Maki Tur on Uzungarsi Sokak , No. 84 set up the tour. The cost was only $20 per person, but didn’t include lunch or entrance fees.…Read More


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Day two

Written by goodspkr on 14 May, 2002

4/30/02. Today we found a good Turkish wine and disproved our earlier feeling that you couldn’t get a bad meal in Turkey. Eating at one of the Restaurants by the marina, we found a house wine that wasn’t half bad and food that…Read More


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Day One

Written by goodspkr on 14 May, 2002

The hotel is rated the best in Antalya and deserves it. The lobby is open to the top floor with four glass elevators going up and down. On the lobby level and the sub lobby level there are restaurants, bars, and shops.…Read More


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A little piece of history and today time

Written by walkman on 01 Aug, 2000

Kingdom Hatay was once a huge kingdom in the area which is today's Turkey. It was also famous in Europe because crusaders going to the saintly city of Jerusalem went through this kingdom. Also, the northern part of today's Syria was owned by Hatay. There's…Read More


11 year old guy who owned a restaurant

Written by walkman on 01 Aug, 2000

On the bazaar in Hatay I met an 11 year old boy who spoke really good english. And one of the first things he said to me was 'Hey mister. Come here! I have a restaurant! Come to MY restaurant!' And he was really proud of…Read More


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