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1. Explore Kaleici - Antalya's Old Town

Explore Kaleici - Antalya's Old Town
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Kaleici is the oldest historical city in Antalya and has quickly become an important city centre and one of Turkey's most popular tourist destinations. It is home to the 130 AD Hadrian Gate dedicated to Emperor Hadrian, the 17th century's 14m high Hidirlik Tower, and Suna-Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum preserving Antalya's traditional architectural and cultural items.

2. Visit Historic Ruins at Aspendos

Visit Historic Ruins at Aspendos

3 km
from city center
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Situated close to the Antalya province of Turkey, Aspendos is a famous historic attraction that was once a Greco-Roman city in Pamphylia. It is divided into the Lower and Upper City and is renowned for its magnificent architecture dating back to the Antiquity. The most famous attraction here is a Roman theatre which is among the best-preserved ones in the world. Aspendos is mostly visited on a tour from Antalya and Side.

3. Watersports at Konyaalti Beach

Watersports at Konyaalti Beach
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7 km
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The most popular beach in Antalya, Konyaaltı Beach is popular for its nightlife. The 13 km long beach comprises sand and pebbles and has a promenade, bistros, cafes, snack stands, and restaurants at the eastern end. It is also famous for jet skiing, swimming, diving, and snorkelling.

4. Cruise Along Old Harbour

Cruise Along Old Harbour
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2 km
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Roman Harbour, commonly known as the Old Tower, is situated at the end of the historical city of Kaleici. The harbour is now home to multiple yachts and other vessels that are open to the public for short cruises. It is lined with restaurants and cafés which are filled with customers in the evening coming from the nearby Kecili Park or Antalya Bazaar to watch the sunset and splendid views of the Mediterranean over a cup of coffee.

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5. Antalya Cable Car

Antalya Cable Car
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13 km
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The Antalya Cable Car, also called Tunektepe Teleferik, is one of the best ways to view the scenic landscapes. It begins at the Sarısu station on Konyaalti Beach. Tunektepe is more than 605m above sea level and on its crest, there are restaurants, a playground for children, a club, and several binoculars to view the splendid surrounding views. The cable car takes around 9 minutes to travel 1,706 meters to the top. It has 36 cabins and each can hold 8 people.

6. Day Trip to Termessos

Day Trip to Termessos

24 km
from city center
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Termessos is a mountaintop city and one of the best-preserved ancient locations in Turkey, famous for the remains of old structures. It is located in the Gulluk Dagi National Park north-west of Antalya, divided into the Upper City and Lower City. Also called Eagle’s Nest, it is visited for its natural and architectural splendour. Termessos has ruins of the temples, cemeteries with rock-cut tombstones, houses, statues, etc

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7. Antalya Dinner Cruises

Antalya Dinner Cruises

57 km
from city center
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Sunset or dinner cruises from Antalya last 3 to 5 hours and depart from different ports. Marinas, such as Kas Marina and Antalya Çelebi Marina offer vegetarian options and alcoholic drinks for a fee, in addition to the usual dishes. These cruises offer a delicious dinner and the opportunity to swim and explore the nightlife on the sea.

8. Sunbathing & Watersports at Lara Beach

Sunbathing & Watersports at Lara Beach
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Lara Beach, also called the Las Vegas of Turkey, is located to the east of Kaleici, Antalya. The beach is 15km long. However, only 2km on the west side is for the public and include showers, umbrellas, sunbeds, changing rooms, a beach promenade, etc. There are also watersports, such as jet-skiing, windsurfing, kite surfing, paragliding, banana boat rides, and more.

9. Stroll Around Hadrian's Gate

Stroll Around Hadrian's Gate
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29 km
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The Hadrian’s Gate is a triumphal arch and a historic ruin located on the Ataturk Boulevard in Antalya. It is the only remaining entrance gate in the walls surrounding the city and harbour. It is named the Triple gate due to three archways standing gallantly on four large vertical pillars. It is also the entrance to Kaleici’s beautiful historic quarter filled with houses, restaurants, and shopping outlets.

10. Antalya Museum

Antalya Museum
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One of the largest archaeological museums in the city, the Antalya museum is located just 3 km west of Kalekapisi in Konyaalti. It consists of 13 large exhibition halls and one open-air exhibit. Ancient sculptures of Greek gods and goddesses, Hercules marble statue, pottery, sarcophagi and the Ottoman collection of weapons, apparel, and artefacts from the Old Stone Age are showcased here.

11. Rafting at Koprulu Canyon

Rafting at Koprulu Canyon

35 km
from city center
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Koprulu Canyon is located in Manavgat, Antalya, surrounded by a national park of the same name. It is most famous for river rafting. There are several agencies offering a range of packages for rafting in the clear waters of the river Köprüçay. Most rafting tours offer pick-up, drop-off, and lunch and last between 7 and 24 hours, depending on the package chosen.

12. Enjoy the Nightlife

Enjoy the Nightlife

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Experience Antalya’s nightlife and visit clubs, bars, discos, diverse live shows, and night markets. Kas Harbour, Kaleici, and Anlanya are the most popular nightlife areas. Antalya is also quite popular for hosting a variety of live shows, including comedy nights, theatre performances and musicals, concerts, museum exhibitions, movie screenings and much more.

13. Head to Duden Waterfalls

Head to Duden Waterfalls

3 km
from city center
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Duden Waterfalls are located 12 kms northeast of Antalya and meet the sea on the city's southeast coast. It is formed by recycled station water. It consists of Upper Duden Waterfalls in a nature park and Lower Duden Waterfall in the suburb of Lara, east of the Old Town.

14. Explore Ancient City of Perge

Explore Ancient City of Perge
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3 km
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An ancient city situated amidst the Catarrhactes and Cestrus rivers, east of the Antalya province in Turkey, Perge dates back to the Bronze Age. It is famous for its splendid architecture associated with the Hellenistic Period and is home to several impressive structures. The highlight of Perge is the Stadium of Perge and a Greco-Roman theatre. Another popular attraction is Hadrian’s Gate, a three-arched marble gateway with intricate carvings.

15. Demirhan Bath

Demirhan Bath

2 km
from city center
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The Demirhan Bath is located in the Muratpasa district of Antalya. The hammam offers an experience of traditional Turkish massage. The experience includes a steam bath lasting several minutes, a vigorous scrub, and an oil massage and soap wash. It has two sections, one for men and one for women, with different entrances. Depending on the package chosen, the hammam has a heated marble platform, a steam room, and other services. The cost depends on the package chosen by the customer.

16. Shopping in Antalya

Shopping in Antalya

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With over 80 colourful markets and bazaars offering a variety of affordable handicrafts, spices, jewellery and clothing, Antalya is every shopaholic’s paradise. One of these prime markets is the Old Market, north of the Clock Tower, in Kazim Ozalp Caddesi. The closed-packed lanes offer clothing, souvenirs, leather, carpets, gold and silver jewellery, and the city’s prime food market.

17. The Land of Legends

The Land of Legends

26 km
from city center
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A huge amusement park, Land of Legends, is located about 1 km from the coast near Belek. The theme park has various attractions such as a fairytale castle, a water park, an adventure park, and the Land of Legends Kingdom Hotel. Popular attractions at the theme park include a dolphin show, a boat parade and the Masha and the Bear theme park. The water park has more than 50 slides and offers diving lessons for a fee. If you stay at the Land of Legends Kingdom Hotel, you have free access to the entire facility.

18. Visit Yivli Minare Mosque

Visit Yivli Minare Mosque
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1 km
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Yivli Minare Mosque, Alaaddin Mosque or Ulu Mosque, is a 13th-century historical mosque situated in the old city centre of Kaleici. It is one of the first Islamic buildings to have been built in Antalya. It is part of a complex structure called Külliye and stands tall at 38 metres. There is also a museum within it showcasing the lifestyle and living standards of the ancient people of Antalya

19. Antalya Aquarium

Antalya Aquarium
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5 km
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Antalya Aquarium is the largest tunnel aquarium located right in the city centre of Antalya. Aside from the main tank which runs over a length of 131m, there are around 40 thematic sections which display the different seas and oceans of the world. The famous Snow World Ice Museum is located indoors housing igloos, a house of St. Nicholas and a small café where Turkish delicacies are served.

20. Antalya Toy Museum

Antalya Toy Museum

2 km
from city center
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Antalya Toy Museum, located next to the panoramic elevator in the Kaleici area, showcases most of the domestic and foreign cartoon characters from the 1980s. Ranging from the setup of original houses with bedrooms and kitchens made for barbies back in the time to Aladdin, Smurfs, Cinderella and her pumpkin carriage, the museum is choke-full of animal sculptures and fairy dolls.

21. Lycian Way

Lycian Way

29 km
from city center
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Starting at Fethiye and going till Antalya, the Lycian way is a 540 km long stretch of marked hiking trails amidst Turkey’s beautiful beaches, jungles and mountains. While it takes roughly 30 days and a decent trekking experience to complete the entire path, Lycian Way is split into many smaller route options for tourists with the limited time that offer the thrill and adventure of hiking, precious memories to take back home, and unforgettable views.

22. Shopping at Terra City Mall

Shopping at Terra City Mall
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6 km
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TerraCity is one of the largest malls in Antalya, Turkey. A number of national and international brands have stores within the mall complex. There are more than 150 shops that offer a wide range of products ranging from clothing, jewelry, gadgets, toys, etc. For kids especially, there is a children’s amusement park and various rides.

23. Republic Square

Republic Square

2 km
from city center
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Located in the centre of Antalya, Republic Square is one of the city’s most famous historical landmarks. A popular tourist attraction buzzing with cafes, and live music bands, it is also close to the city ports for those who want to relax and enjoy the shoreline view after a tiresome day of sightseeing. The square is particularly popular for the Ataturk Monument, a bronze handiwork built in 1964, representing Turkey’s rise to power.

24. Day Trip to Ancient Olympos

Day Trip to Ancient Olympos

32 km
from city center
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Olympos or Olympus is situated along the Mediterranean coast in Turkey’s Antalya province and is a tropical village that is perfect for a relaxing vacation. It is known for its Roman theatre, a bridge, a temple, a Byzantine basilica, chamber tombs and defensive walls, all of which are in ruins. This ancient city also lies on the way to the Olympos Beach which is ideal for swimming, relaxing, observing the caretta caretta (sea turtles), and watching the sunset.

25. Skiing At Saklikent

Skiing At Saklikent

221 km
from city center
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Saklikent Ski Centre is located 35 kilometres from Antalya city centre. The sports area is located in the village of Saklıkent in the Taurus Mountains at an altitude of 1,850 to 2,547 metres. The ski centre is fully equipped with 10 km of ski slopes, 3 ski lifts and hotels in the centre. The ski season usually starts in mid-December and lasts until the end of March or the beginning of April. The slopes are groomed and graded according to difficulty. Ski equipment can be rented on-site, including snow suits, ski boots and ski goggles.

26. Aktur Park

Aktur Park

8 km
from city center
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Located in the Konyaalti district in Antalya, Aktur Amusement Park offers a variety of activities and rides for children and adults. From twisting coasters to horror tunnels, the park caters to different age groups. The park is home to Turkey’s largest Ferris wheel, Heart of the Park, which offers a 20-minute tour of panoramic views of Antalya.

27. Hike to Kursunlu Waterfalls

Hike to Kursunlu Waterfalls
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21 km
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Kursunlu Waterfall is a breathtaking and tranquil waterfall located 19km northwest of Antalya along the Antalya-Serik-Alanya highway. It is a tributary of the Aksu river and forms a natural pool where the water falls from roughly 18m. It is a great place to hike or walk in nature, surrounded by pine trees. There are several picnic spots around the area and a pretty little café.

28. Explore Phaselis Ancient City

Explore Phaselis Ancient City
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44 km
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The ancient city of Phaselis was a Roman and Greek settlement. Its ruins today are found in Tekirova, Kemer in the Antalya province. The 24m wide main street of the city still exists and along its sides are the ruins of stores and shops. The ruins of public places, such as the large and small Roman baths, the Tetragonal Agora, and Domitianus Agora are also seen on the side of the main street.

29. Walk Around Karaalioglu Park

Walk Around Karaalioglu Park
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2 km
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The Karaalioglu Park is an urban park offering picturesque views of the Mediterranean Sea and mountains. It is located in Kilicarslan district, Antalya. Stretching over a hundred meters this central park is home to several exotic plants and trees along with fountains. It is ideal for nature lovers and provides many beautiful photographic locations.

30. Enjoy the View from Hidirlik Tower

Enjoy the View from Hidirlik Tower
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2 km
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One of the oldest surviving monuments in Antalya, Hidirlik Tower, is an ancient colossal edifice located in Hesapsi Sokak of the Old Town district. This 46 feet Roman tower dates back 2000 years and provides a great view of the garden area, bushes, and the blue margins. However, this tower is not open to the public. Instead, visitors can stroll around the landmark and enjoy the view.

31. Visit Karst Springs

Visit Karst Springs
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12 km
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Antalya is known for a rural limestone area or limestone farmland that is home to several karst springs along with waterfalls and sinkholes. Pınarbaşı and Kırkgöz, which lie northwest of Antalya, have a few karst springs and sinkholes but the most impressive waterfall is in Dudenbas which cascades down a narrow gorge. The best way to explore the area is to walk or hike.

32. Antalya State Theatre

Antalya State Theatre

2 km
from city center
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Antalya State Theatre, also known as Antalya Devlet Tiyatrosu, is located in Cumhuriyet. The theatre is known for its admirable Turkish plays and performances for children and operates from October to the end of March. The theatre was built in 1993 and is an important landmark in Turkey for art lovers.

33. Check out Karain Cave

Check out Karain Cave
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24 km
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Karain Cave is an archaeological site dating back to the Palaeolithic period located in Yağca Village northwest of Antalya. A one-day excursion from Antalya and often a part of the trek to nearby Termessos, it is mainly visited for its historical significance. Karain Cave is also the oldest human habitation in the province and the largest inhabited cave in Turkey.

34. Sandland Festival

Sandland Festival

10 km
from city center
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The Sandland Festival, which is one of the largest sand events in the world, is also known as the Sand Sculpture Museum of Antalya. It is an open-air exhibition of sand sculptures that takes place in the summer on the beach of Lara. In the exhibition, about 8 to 10 sand sculptures are displayed every day, which are made by sand sculptors from all over the world. Every year, the sculptors work together to sculpt 10,000 tons of sand on an area of 7000 square meters on the coast of Lara beach. The exhibition's theme is determined yearly and ranges from politics to fantasy.

35. Picnic at Manavgat Waterfall

Picnic at Manavgat Waterfall
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66 km
from city center
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The Manavgat Waterfall is one of the most visited waterfalls in Turkey. It is located 3 km from Manavgat city, and a few kilometers from Side city. It’s a low beautiful waterfall that is spread over a large area. There are several restaurants, cafes, tea gardens, and seating arranged on a promenade near the falls. It is, thus, popular for picnics. The rate of water flow is also ideal for river rafting.

36. Swimming at Sapadere Canyon

Swimming at Sapadere Canyon
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129 km
from city center
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Sapadere Canyon is a rugged canyon known for its waterfall and clear pool and is a popular picnic spot. It is located in the middle of the majestic Taurus Mountains in Sapadere Village. The water which flows in the pool from the mountains is very cold and rich in oxygen and often a delight and a challenge to take a swim in. It takes a 30-minute hike through the wooden trails to reach the canyon.

37. Kaputas Beach

Kaputas Beach
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136 km
from city center
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Kaputas Beach in southwestern Turkey is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the country for its clear turquoise Mediterranean waters, golden, fine sand, and a metre-high cliff. The beach has a breathtaking landscape, an ideal destination for those who love swimming and sunbathing. Umbrellas and sunbeds are usually available at a fee. Showers, toilets, changing rooms are also available, along with a snack bar.

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How can I commute within Antalya?

This city is known to have a good transportation system and hence you can easily commute to numerous locations with the help of private buses as well as the local train system. If you wish to go to a longer distance then metro would be a good option, however in case planning to travel nearby then you might consider getting a cab.
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