Top 10 Places to Visit in Antalya

By Admin | Last Updated November 22, 2019

Kaleici

Antalya, Turkey

Kaleici – The Old Town of Antalya is as pretty as a picture postcard. The cobblestoned streets are lined with whitewashed Ottoman houses with red tiled roofs. The main town square is called Kale Kapısı. This is where you can see the stone clock tower and the fortress gate. This area is perfect for walking around.

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Konyaalti Beach

Antalya, Turkey

A gorgeous beach stretching up to 7 kilometers, Konyaalti is popular with the tourists. The entire area around the beach is packed full of tasty seafood restaurants, shops selling souvenirs and more. In the spring and summer you can engage in water sports like surfing, snorkeling, motor boating, parasailing and more.

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Hadrian’s Gate

Antalya, Turkey

It is the most dramatic entrance into the Kaleici district. This gate and the surrounding section of the wall have been carefully preserved. It dates back to the Hellenistic and Roman times. The Gate was named after Emperor Hadrian as it was built in his honor when he visited the city in 130 AD.

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Antalya Archaeological Museum

Antalya, Turkey

This is one of the best museums in the country. It takes the visitor through the exhibits in an interesting way. The artifacts discovered from the archeological sites in Antalya have been displayed here. You can see objects from the Bronze Age to the Byzantine era. This museum is closed only on Mondays.

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Karaalioglu Park

Antalya, Turkey

The Park is walking distance from Kaleici in the city center of Antalya. It is set beside the blue expanse of the Gulf of Antalya. The Park also has the Mayor’s Office and the Municipal City Theater. Hidrilik Tower which was made in the Roman times is located in the Park.

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Karain Caves

Antalya, Turkey

The archeological findings from this cave site include remains from Middle and Late Paleolithic Age. It is located to the north-west of Antalya. There is a small museum on site displaying interesting items like bones and teeth of the Neolithic Man. Just a little to the north of the caves you can enjoy the Karst Springs.

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Termessos

Antalya, Turkey

This is the site of the ancient Pisidian mountain town which even Alexander the Great could not capture. It is located about half an hour’s drive away from Antalya. You can marvel at the ruins of this ancient city spread across the mountainside. The views of the Taurus Mountains and the Pamphylia region from here are stunning.

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Chimaera of Olympus

Antalya, Turkey

The twin villages of Olympus and Çirali are near the Lycian ruins. The famous attraction here is a naturally occurring eternal flame. You can see the flame burning day and night on the rock cliff above. Olympus is great for nightlife and parties and Çirali is perfect for spending a few relaxed beach days.

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Düden Waterfalls

Antalya, Turkey

The Düden River flows from the Taurus Mountains to the Mediterranean Sea. On its way it forms the Upper and Lower Düden waterfalls. The waterfalls are famous picnic spots for both locals and tourists. There is even a natural cave behind the 15 meter high Upper Düden falls from which you get a unique view of the falls.

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Koprulu Canyon National Park

Antalya, Turkey

Another scenic place to visit from Antalya is the Koprülü Canyon. It is located in a Koprulu Canyon National Park in the province of Antalya. The canyon along the Kopru River is one of the longest in Turkey. Koprulu means ‘the canyon with bridges’. Hike, take part in river rafting, explore or simply soak in the breathtaking scenery.

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