Although the first thing that comes to mind when you say Antalya is the sea and the sun, but Antalya is much more than that. So it is not possible to plan a holiday for a few days for those who are going to Antalya. Only a single town can be the subject of long writings.
This is the place where the soldiers showed when the King of Pergamum Attalos II told them“Go and find me the heaven on earth!” It has the best hotels and facilities among the Mediterranean holiday destinations and it serves more than 5 million tourists per year with more than 500 facilities. With the combination of sea, sand and sun, it became the center of attraction of the dark green vegetation region of Taurus.
Places to visit in Antalya
Kaleiçi is a tremendous historical beauty where you can find the old stone houses of Antalya and smell orange flowers on narrow streets where these stone houses are located. The northern part of Kaleiçi, which forms the Selçuk and Tuzcular sections, has shiny bead shops and restaurants, which usually serve for tourists. The Kılınçarslan section of Kaleiçi is a quieter place where tourists are intensely interested.
Ancient City of Termessos
The antique city located in Döşemealtı is located at a height of 1050 meters on Mount Güllük. Termessos, declared as a National Park, is a historic antique city that is among the forests and shrubs.
The waterfall is 10 km away from the center of Antalya and is divided into two as Lower Düden and Upper Düden. Lower Düden Waterfall (Karpuzkaldıran Waterfall) is falling down from the cliffs while the Upper Düden Waterfall (Iskender Waterfall) is closed in itself and there are caves in it. Travelers are more likely to prefer the Upper Düden due to its peaceful and refreshing environment. There are also plenty of cafes and restaurants here.
The beach in the west of Antalya is among Turkey’s longest beaches with 6km length. It is one of the most preferred beaches due to its location, but it is poor in sand and mostly covered with pebbles. Rocks are visible along the beach. Konyaaltı Beach, which is one of the few beautiful beaches in Turkey, has become the haunt of thousands of domestic and foreign tourists especially during summer.
The Aspendos Theater, known as one of the best preserved antique theaters in the world, was designed by Zenon, the son of Theodoros, and was devoted to the gods and emperors of that period. This magnificent theater, attracting attention with its awesome acoustics, has a capacity of 15-20 thousand people.