- Beach / Seaside Resort
- Water Sports
- Archaeological Site
- Place or Historical Monument
The biggest town on the Mediterranean coast and home to millions, Antalya blends modern living with tradition. It's historical roots can be seen in its charming old town, which is one of the best in the country. Narrow, Ottoman style streets wind around Roman ruins next to a beautiful, small harbour, which reminds the visitor that this was once a lowly, fishing port. Its cosmopolitan traits appeared with the arrival of mass tourism and it houses tourist resorts capable of welcoming 10 million visitors per year.
Between the two, I prefer the former and spent my time exploring the charming, old town as well as its stunning coastline, complete with little creeks and beaches overlooking crystal, clear waters. A really enjoyable experience during a holiday in Turkey.
Antalya is a very touristic town. It has numerous infrastructures to accommodate them, as well as many activities such as jet skiing, upward parachuting and scuba diving. You must be careful with your budget, because this kind of activity could quickly have a substantial impact on what you thought you were going to pay.
For history lovers, you can climb the mountains in search of old antiques sites such as that of Termessos. It's the most preserved tourist site. Indeed, Termessos is slightly less restored that other antiques sites around Antalya, but it is authentic.
If you travel to Antalaya in the middle of summer, you can also enjoy numerous aquatic centres in the open. Whether you're with friends or family, everyone will be happy there (especially with the summer heat).