What to do and see in Antalya, Turkey: The Best Places and Tips

September 10, 2017 Osvaldo Hartline

Antalya is the fastest-growing city in Turkey, and tourists from around the world are discovering its fabulous mix of great beaches and traditional Turkish culture. Kids will love the Beach Park, which features Aqua Land (a waterslide-fanatic's dream) and Dolphin Land (home to dolphins, sea lions and white whales). Make sure to explore the old town center and to see Hadrian's Gate.
Restaurants in Antalya

1. Hip-Notics Cable Ski

Cakis Koyu Burunucu Mevki Manavgat Merkez, Manavgat, Antalya, Turkey +90 242 762 32 34
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5 based on 175 reviews

Hip-Notics Cable Ski

Reviewed By 180vadymm - Bergen, Norway

First at all I'd like to point that it is very difficult to find the place from the main road, because there aren't any signs of it, before you turn to the small road which will lead you to the Hip Notics. The place itself is nice. There are 3 lakes, pool, djacusi, restrooms, lockers (some of them need to be fixed). Parking is free, however you paying for regular board 10 euro and for the board which allows you to do obstacles another 15 euro. Don't forget the park fee which is 35 euro per person! They don't have a price list for you to check it, you gonna have to believe it what thay saying. Hold on, this is not it. You paying for Powered 9 TL even though it is 5 TL in the menu. They don't bother to change it. Park is great, but this is Turkey, guys, not the US or England. I don't understand why it costs less to do the same in Florida. Anyway, stuff is not that nice as people describing, they don't smile and helping you after you ask them couple of times. There is a nice guy, who was teaching my friend how to ride a boar, and the same guy is in charge for mild lake. His name is Sulaiman. Very nice person. All in all the time we spent there was good, however we here expecting more.

2. Antalya Muzesi

Konyaalti Cad. No: 88, Antalya 07050, Turkey +90 242 238 56 88
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Antalya Muzesi

The museum contains 13 display halls with exhibits from the Paleolithic Age to Ottoman times. A special children's section offers activities to stimulate an interest in antiques and museums.

Reviewed By HolidayForUs - Bath, United Kingdom

This is one of Antalya’s largest museums and has thirteen exhibition halls and an open-air area. The museum describes the history of the Antalya area through models of how it developed through the ages followed by many of the artefacts found during archaeological excavations. There is an extensive display of statues from the Roman period (many from Perge) and some ornate sarcophagi, particularly the one showing the twelve labours of Hercules from Perge (apparently ‘smuggled’ abroad years ago but now recently returned).
There are other halls dedicated to church artefacts, coins, Islam and culture. The higher floors were very warm. There is a gift shop (reasonable prices) and a café alongside and an outside area, where there are more exhibits mainly from the Roman period.
Allow at least two hours for a visit.

3. Kaputas Beach

Merkez Kas Merkez, Kas | 28km von Kas entfernt Richtung Kalkan bis Kalkan 8km, Antalya, Turkey
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4.5 based on 252 reviews

Kaputas Beach

Reviewed By 979shireen - Kassandra, Greece

This is a tiny, secret, not too easy to access beach on the coast road between Kas and Kalkan, on a sharp bend in the road. You climb down many steps to this lovely place, but it's worth the effort. The backdrop is a sheer granite cliff face. Take a picnic with you, as having got down there, you may find that refreshments on offer are pricey! Can get crowded.

4. Kaleici

Iskele Cad. | Paşacami Sok., Antalya 07100, Turkey +90 242 324 33 69
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Kaleici

The old city of Antalya contains many of the city's historic sites. Renovations to the marina and waterfront have added several hotels, restaurants and shops, making this a popular tourist destination.

Reviewed By Gerald G - London, United Kingdom

Located not too far from the old town, this place is full of everything to keep you entertained and not bored. There are bar's and several restaurants. My only complaint is that they seem to cater to only one type of music and the bars are over flowing...that's not fun. Give it a shot, it might be your taste.

5. Termessos

On the Antalya Burdur Road, Antalya 07100, Turkey +90 242 238 56 88
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4.5 based on 819 reviews

Termessos

Approximately 34 kilometers northwest of Antalya lies Termessos and the beautiful Güllük Dagi National Park. The ancient Psidian city is built on a mountain platform, surrounded by pine woods and an abundance of rare plants. It’s one of the best preserved historical sites of Turkey and, due to its isolated location, an oasis of calm and tranquility.

Reviewed By RobinBegley - Rochester, United Kingdom

The road to Termessos is hard enough to find and the walk up through the woods passing some low ruins does not prepare you for the sight of the amazing Amphitheatre perched high on the mountain overlooking Antalya. The deep cisterns are also quite amazing. The whole site is deserted and quite mystical. Go in the late afternoon to avoid the heat and get the lovely low light and bring your camera. It doesn't feel like it was left nearly 2000 years ago. It's open from 8am to 7pm in the summer and till 5pm after the start of October. Wear sturdy walking boots and ideally tough trousers as much of the site is overgrown and you will be able to explore more of the ruins without bare legs.

6. Perge Ancient City

Aksu, Antalya 07110, Turkey
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Perge Ancient City

The historical site of Perge, 18 kilometers east of Turkey, holds the vast remains of what was once the most propserous city of the ancient world. Enter by passing through the arch of the Roman Gate to be greeted by an Amphitheater, the Hellenistic Gate (quite well preserved) and richly decorated remains of the city wall and much more.

Reviewed By Tam494 - Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Went as part of a tour with Thomas Cook, really beautiful area, easy to walk around, worth the visit.

7. Duden Waterfalls

Antalya 07000, Turkey
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Duden Waterfalls

The Duden Waterfalls are actually two separate natural attractions within the City of Antalya. Upper & Lower Waterfalls.. Lower Duden Waterfall is a spectacular cascade that occurs as the Duden River spills off the Antalya City cliffs into the sea. You can feel the droplets of amazing Duden Waterfalls ending at the mediterranean, swim nearby and enjoy the mesmerizing sightseeings of the city, Mountains and Forests by the Antalya Shores. Shoot some attractive photos to share with friends and family on a daily private boat trip. The Upper Duden Waterfalls are a series of small cascades in a tranquil municipal park. When visiting the upper falls within the park, don't miss climbing down a spiral staircase that leads into a cave behind the Waterfalls. This experience affords fabulous views through a curtain of falling water.

Reviewed By Dave W - Manchester, United Kingdom

This is well worth a visit but tricky to find on your own you need to get off the the bus from Laura to Antalya where the road crosses the fast flowing river at Duden park and head down to the sea the views are amazing

8. Antalya Tram

Antalya, Turkey
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4.5 based on 162 reviews

Antalya Tram

Riding the tramway from one end to the other provides an enjoyable way of getting an overview of the city, passing by distinguished sites such as Hadrian Gate, Clock Tower and a distinctive minaret.

Reviewed By zuv - Bucharest, Romania

And old commonplace tram,but not old enough to be interesting.It travels across the old town,reaching the Antalya Museum and Konyialti beach at the west.Slow,with wooden chairs and no air-conditioning.

9. Harbour District/ Antalya Marina

Kaleici Marina, Antalya, Turkey +90 532 274 85 56
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Harbour District/ Antalya Marina

Descend from Kaleici to the Antalya Marina via very steep stone steps. Bring sturdy shoes so as not to slip. It's well worth the effort because the marina is a lovely crescent-shaped place where fishing boats rub shoulders with smart yachts. Watch the fishermen sell their latest catch and chat with yacht owners. A few small cafes offer coffee or tea. Look back up toward the plateau, which forms the basis of Antalya and get a special view of the landmarks from down below.

Reviewed By Antalyaman - Antalya, Turkey

The harbour district is a hive of restaurants, boats and activity. Here you can enjoy good fish meals and coastal boat trips. But this is only half the story. The danger is that tourists use the elevator that has been installed from the coach drop-off to the harbour. Resist and take the walk down through the old bazaar and marvel at the old buildings that are part of the original Antalya when it was much smaller.

10. Karaalioglu Park

Merkez Antalya Merkez, Antalya Merkez, Antalya, Turkey
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4.5 based on 281 reviews

Karaalioglu Park

This urban park contains many colorful and exotic flowers, and is a favorite place for a leisurely stroll.

Reviewed By zuv - Bucharest, Romania

A regular park but a park that offers stunning views of the sea and of the Taurus Mountains on the horizon.In rest,nothing special,green trees,a children playground,a few cafe.Quiet,peaceful atmosphere.At one of its boundaries you can find an ancient tower,Hidirlik Kulesi.

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