Top attractions in Antalya
Top 10 things to do in Antalya
Among its many resorts, ruins, beaches, and canyons, you'd have to try pretty hard to be bored in Antalya! This coastal city at the foot of the Taurus Mountains is one of Turkey's most popular tourist destinations. Here are ten reasons why!
The Old Town is a great place to explore independent art galleries and boutiques among monumental structures that survived from the Ottoman, Byzantine, and even Roman empires.
2. Old Harbor
To Kaleiçi's south lies an ancient Roman harbor dating back to the second century BC. It was used for trade up until the 20th century, and is still a popular yachting marina!
Termessos isn't only one of Turkey's best-preserved ancient cities. At the top of Mount Güllük, it offers an array of rare plant and animal species, as well as spectacular views!
Another impressive ancient site in the Antalya province is the capital of former Pamphylia. Book a day-trip to explore its Agora, Nymphaeum, Roman theater, and many other ruins!
5. Düden Waterfalls
Unlike most rivers, the waters of the Düden empty into the Mediterranean by cascading over Antalya's coastal cliffs. It's one of the region's most unmissable natural sights!
7. Yivliminare Mosque
The 14-century mosque's eponymous "fluted minaret" is one of Antalya's most iconic landmarks. Located in Kaleiçi, there's no excuse not to add it to your sightseeing checklist!
8. Göynük Canyon
The Göynük National Park is yet another of Antalya's natural treasures, but also a recreational hotspot. Hike, swim, or even zipline across its pristine landscape!
The ancient Lycian city was an important trading post under Alexander the Great, but its exquisite beaches are as much an attraction as its extensive ruins.
10. Antalya Archaeological Museum
One of Turkey's most popular museums tells Antalya's extraordinary history through its excavated relics. With a dedicated children's museum, it won't bore the little ones either!
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Planning Your Visit
Best time to visit?
Antalya is Turkey's most popular coastal resort for a reason – it's one of the country's sunniest cities! Summer temperatures frequently exceed 35°C (95°F), so if you're used to a cooler climate, you'll probably find late spring (April to May) a lot more tolerable.
How many days?
There's a lot to see and do in Antalya, so book a week in order to enjoy the beaches and natural attractions without having to hurry your sightseeing!
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- Spring is the best time to avoid the intense summer heat, but still enjoy some warm, sunny weather!
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What people are saying about Antalya
It was so nice ! the captain was very attentive and tried to be as helpful as possible as I was with my little one. the places we went to swim were all amazing and even if it was mid August the weather was still gorgeous. There was a lot of music and we has onboard a bunch of people who kept the party going. overall it was a fun day :)
extremely good trip to Pamukkale. 8 persons in the small bus during pandemic was extremely great choice. Tour guide and driver really all the time followed to all hygiene rules and asked us do same, thanks them. Very good history overview during the trip, enough pit stops.
Well organized, with a fun, attentive, experienced team. They carried our 6 years old through the water and the roughs of the terrain on their backs … Great water course both for rafting and for swimming .
Super nice day, the instructors were great, the food was very good, the descent lasts only 2 hours, a little short. But really great activity with friends or family.
My tour guide was not only an amazing guide but an amazing person. I was traveling alone and I had so much fun and learned so much. Highly recommend this tour.