Antalya


About this location

The picturesquely situated capital of the Turkish Riviera is the largest city on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Surrounded by a mountain range, in many places descending almost vertically into the sea, it tempts with a huge number of monuments and wonderful hotels on a wide, sandy beach. It is also famous for the beautiful Konyaaltı district, a long boulevard with palm trees waving in the wind.

City history

The city of Attalia was founded in 150 BC by King Attalus II of Pergamon. After Attalus III’s death in 133 B.C.E. the city fell to the Romans. After the fall of the Roman Empire in the west, Antalya remained within its eastern part, later known as the Byzantine Empire. The city flourished during this period. At the end of the 11th century, the city was occupied by the Seljuk Turks. However, the Byzantines managed to regain the power thanks to the successes of the First Crusade. After the conquest of Constantinople by the Crusaders, the city was temporarily occupied by the Italians. Since then, Antalya has been under the rule of many nations until Sultan Murad II finally incorporated it into Ottoman Turkey in 1423.

Attractions of the city

A trip to the old town of Kaleiçi, where you can admire Ottoman buildings and numerous monuments, is highly recommended. In the Kaleiçi district there is one of the symbols of Antalya – the so-called Broken Minaret, known in Turkish as Kesik Minare. The biggest attraction are the numerous historic Ottoman houses from the 18th and 19th centuries, many of which are nowadays used as expensive boutique hotels and guesthouses. In the very center there is also the monumental Hadrian’s Gate built in 130 AD, the famous Yivli Minare which is the symbol of Antalya and many other breathtaking places.

LARA- KUNDU

The newest and most modern hotel district where you can find top-class hotels located on a beautiful, wide beach with bars, taverns and shopping centers rapidly developing. It is famous for its exquisite concept hotels such as Topkapı, Kremlin or Venezia.

Trips in this area

20%

Created with Sketch. Pamukkale/Denizli, Turkey

Pamukkale and balloon flight and Salda lake

2 Reviews

Created with Sketch. Cappadocia

Cappadocia 2 days

2 Reviews
18%

Created with Sketch. Turkey

Jeep Safari Tazı Canyon

3 Reviews

Created with Sketch. Perge, Antalya, Turkey

Perge, Aspendos, Kurşunlu

2 Reviews

Created with Sketch. Alanya/Antalya, Turkey

Alanya boat cruise

2 Reviews
10%

Created with Sketch. Demre/Antalya, Turkey

Demre Myra and Kekova sunken city

55 Reviews
29%

Created with Sketch. Antalya, Turkey

Antalya city with Aquarium

2 Reviews
10%

Created with Sketch. Sagalassos Antik Kent

Pamukkale and Hierapolis

2 Reviews
14%

Created with Sketch. Alanya/Antalya, Turkey

Diving in Alanya

99 Reviews
10%

Created with Sketch. Alanya/Antalya, Turkey

Quad Safari

2 Reviews
10%

Created with Sketch. Kepez Beleni mevkii, Oymapinar Dam, Manavgat/Antalya, Turkey

Green Canyon

0 reviews
10%

Created with Sketch. Manavgat/Antalya, Turkey

Rafting

2 Reviews
10%

Created with Sketch. Turkey

Hamam – Turkish bath

2 Reviews
10%

Created with Sketch. Side, Manavgat/Antalya, Turkey

Side and Manavgat

4 Reviews
17%

Created with Sketch. Turkey

Jeep Safari

2 Reviews
10%

Created with Sketch. Sea Alanya, Sea Park, Turkey

Dolphin show Alanya

10 Reviews

Created with Sketch. Kemer/Antalya, Turkey

Kemer cruise by ship

2 Reviews
20%

Created with Sketch. Alanya, Antalya, Turkey

Alanya city and Dimçay

2 Reviews
10%

Created with Sketch. Alanya/Antalya, Turkey

Paragliding

3 Reviews
17%

Created with Sketch. Beskonak Bozyaka, 07550 Manavgat/Antalya, Turkey

Rafting 3in1

2 Reviews
17%

Created with Sketch. Beskonak Bozyaka, 07550 Manavgat/Antalya, Turkey

Rafting 2in1

2 Reviews
10%

Created with Sketch. Kemer/Antalya, Turkey

Dolphin show Kemer

2 Reviews
10%

Created with Sketch. Antalya, Turkey

Dolphin show Antalya

2 Reviews
20%

Created with Sketch. Pamukkale, Salda lake

Pamukkale and Salda lake

3 Reviews