Traveling through Antalya
Traveling through Antalya is an exotic dream come true for everyone in search of 5-star hotels with all inclusive services, breathtaking landscapes and a week’s respite. Here is what you can see and do in this beautiful Turkish city by the Mediterranean Sea!
Before you proceed on your journey, you need to decide: are you a history geek or a beach-bum? Because there is place under the Antalyan sun for you either way!
Before becoming part of the Turkish sphere, the region was ruled by the Romans, then the Byzantines before falling to the Ottoman Turks in 1391. In the aftermath of the First World War, Antalya was transferred to Italy only to be reclaimed by the Turks in their War of Independence (1919-1923). What I’m trying to say is that each of the cultures left their mark and in the Old Town Center as well as in other spots around town you have much to see (old Roman ruins, historic landmarks and a maze of old winding streets).
The old quarters are called Kaleici. It is bordered by the Old Gate with its clock tower.
Hadrian’s Gate was erected in the year 130 in honor of the Roman Emperor. It is one of the most attractive sites, bearing testimony to the old Roman heritage.
The harbor offers the most picturesque views over the sparkling Mediterranean, while the promenade is lined with chic boutiques and traditional restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy a meal or a glass of juice.
Cascading right into the sea, Alexander Waterfall is one of the most spectacular natural sites in Antalya.
And of course, a day at the beach is a must – after all, lying in the Mediterranean sun is an incredibly relaxing experience!
If you need a lift from the airport to your location, Antalya airport transfers can be booked online even prior to your journey.