Ancient Ruin, Archaeological Site
One of Turkeys best preserved ancient cities, Termessros is most famous for having withstood all attempts by Alexander the Great to capture it. The city, when it was a little under a millennium and a half into its history was abandoned once an earthquake cut off its water supply sometime around the third century. Its primary attractions today are the Yenice Pass, the agora, a classical Hellenistic Theatre, temples, dwellings and cemetaries. Breathtaking and atmospheric, its probably the most loved things to do in Antalya. Its best to come here with either having researched before hand, or having a guide book
Ancient Ruin, Architecture
15 km east of Antalya lie the remains of this fascinating ancient city. Its said to be three thousand years old and was notably habituated till at least the 9th century AD. Known today as Eski Kelassi there are numerous structures left over from its heydeys that tourists love. These include Pillars of the agora, the roman theatre, the Palaestra (wrestling school), the baths, and a nymphaeum
Ancient City Of Perge
Despite being one of Teurkeys biggest and most important museums, the Antalya Museum still fails to display its thirty thousand strong collection in its thirteen exhibition halls. Nevertheless, these halls tell a terrific history of the Mediterranean and Pamphylia districts of Anatolia, afact which earned it the “European Council Special Prize” in 1988. The halls are divided by their respective categories, ranging from ancient coins and mosaics to sarcophagi and Islamic art. Statues of important people decorate the bulding, one of which is the statue of Plankia Magna, an extraordinary administrator who had helped much towards the improvement of Perge throughout that city’s resplendent period.
Art And Culture, Geological Formation, Ancient Ruin
About 90 km south along the coastline of Antalya, this Hellenistic city has left behind some enchanting ruins. In its heydays it was supposed to be a city rich in culture and arts. It was conquered by a mentor of young Julius Caesar. Closeby, there is a spot where the expulsion of methane has created an eternal flame, and for a lond time, this was attributed to the Chimaera. The beaches here are beautiful. Its not crowded, which means that visitors more or less have the whole place to themselves. Architecturally, it offers pretty much the same as other cities in the Antalyan provinces like theatre, baths and harbor walls
Ancient City Of Olympos
View Point, Waterfall
There are actually two different waterfall sites for this system, known as the Upper and Lower Duden waterfalls. The lower waterfall offers wonderful photo opportunities, and a lovely park with cafes serving delicious food scattered around and along the coast. Its actually in Antalyas urban areas. The Upper Duden waterfall is accessible by bus from the Old Town, for about 3 TRL. Relaxing and picturesque, the waterfalls make for a cool getaway during the hot Anatolian afternoons. Another way to enjoy the falls is to take a speedboat and (perhaps from a hotel service), and then back into the waterfall and get drenched, making this boat trip to Duden Waterfalls one of the most exciting things to do in Antalya.
Historical Site, Old Town
Kaleici (Inside the Castle), with its massive stone walls encircling an ancient city, was the original Antalya. The expansion didnt happen until after WWII, so if you want to know how Anatolia truly evolved, then this is the go to place. Its a protected place today, full of charming little boutiques in structures that have endured since roman times. It has structures dating from the Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, Ottoman and current Turkish republican times. The Kaleici encompasses the old Roman harbor, and it was for this benefit that the city was first established. The northern part (Selcuk and Tuzcular segments) of Kaleici is basically a zone of tourist shops and restaurants along the mazelike lanes. The Kilincarslan area is a little more tranquil and enchanting even as of now
Waterfall, Picnic Spot
Only 20 minutes away from Antalya by car, this recreation and picnic spot is quite popular with the locals, even though the water practically dries up in the summer. Serene and cool, the falls are a good getaway during a hot day and, if there isnt too much of a crowd can even be quite romantic. Walkways, shady paths, cute little bridges and caves allow for a lot of exploratory activity. Check the lagoon like ponds for fishes and perhaps even turtles. Remember to check out the gift and souvenir shops around here
Water Body, View Point, Water Sport, Canyon
14 km long, the natural wonders along this canyon are bountiful. The best way to catch the canyon is by rafting in in the river that flows through it. Its completely safe and absolutely stunning. The water is turquoise and the forest and cliff surrounding are always colourful. Tranquil, scenic and cool, this is possibly Antalyas most beautiful natural wonder
Landmark, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site
A historical gem, this gate is Antalyas best known landmark. It was built in 130, in honour of the Emperor Hadrian is Antalyas only thriumhal arch and certainly Pamphylias most beautiful doorway. Come here once youve been past the unfinished minaret ad the fluted minaret. Theres much of the old town to see in and about the archway so make sure to soak in the atmosphere with the stalls in the nearby Turkish Market
Walking Area, Leisure
The beach is a long, beautiful stretch of greyish sand, peppered with quaint restaurants and shacks. The scenery of the Taurus mountain range and the bluffs on the either end structure a stunning scene for a day of swimming and sunbathing, that’s one of the most exciting things to do in Antalya. In the evening, its a popular place for sunbathers. The Antalya Beach Park has shade trees, food stands, restaurants, boutiques and bars, fountains and different administrations, and additionally vacation spot seats and sun umbrellas which are provided for rent. Behind it a huge parking garage for the private cars has been constructed. The Konyaalta Beach is one of the two primary beaches of Antalya, the other being Lara Beach
Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Entertainment, Performance
Aspendos was founded about 3000 years ago and is suspected have been a socio-economically prominentl city at the very least, considering that its coinage is found all over the ancient world. Its famous for being one of the earliest cities in the world to mint coins. It was at various times under ersian rule and then Alexanders dominion, before coming under the Romans. It began to decline after the Roman period. Today, its most famous for its theatre, which is still used for performances during the Aspendos International Opera and Ballet festival.
Ancient City Of Aspendos
Hotel, Bar, Beach, Waterfront
Lara Beach, located in the district of Antalya city is known as one of the long stretched sandy beaches in Turkey. Nestled 10 miles east of the city is one of the most preferred beaches in Antalya. This blue ensign beach is an exceptionally clean and calm one with crystal blue water.
Beach, Walking Area, Leisure, Town
Manavgat is a town and region of the Antalya Province in Turkey, situated 72 km from the city of Antalya. The Manavgat River has a waterfall built close to the town. Between the Taurus Mountains to the north, and the sandy shores of the Mediterranean drift, a great part of the locale is encompassed by a level plain. This is basically ripe farmland and agribusiness is decently improved in Manavgat. It includes keeping animals and developing products incorporating grains, sesame and numerous foods grown from the ground. Additionally, as of late, olives have also been planted. With 64 kilometers (40 mi) of hot, sunny coastline, much of it sandy shores including a long stream and the waterfall, it is decently adorned incorporating mountains and backwoods. Manavgat has a highly furnished traveler industry
Mosque, Religious Site, Architecture
Ulu Cami or the Grand Mosque in Antalya, likewise known as Yivli Minare Camii (Fluted Minaret Mosque) or Alaaddin Camii, is a verifiable mosque constructed by Anatolian Seljuk Sultan Alaaddin Keykubad I. This is the division of a külliye (which stands for unpredictable of structures) which incorporates the Seljuk and Dervish lodge, Gayaseddin Keyhusrev Medrese, and Nigar Hatun and the vaults of Zincirkiran. The mosque is spotted in Kaleiçi (the old town focus) along Cumhuriyet Caddesi, alongside Kalekapisi Meydani. The mosque’s fluted minaret is called the Yivli Minare, which is enlivened with dim blue tiles, and is a historic point and image of the city
Landmark, Historical Site, Monument, Tower
Hidrilik Tower is a historic tower built of brownish stone and used as a landmark in Antalya, Turkey, where Kaleiçi meets Karaalioglu Park. It is accepted that the governing Roman Empire built it in the second century on a square plan. In that century itself it was transformed into a roundabout tower. It has since been utilized as a stronghold or a lighthouse. The tower is arranged at the southern side of the park, where the area dividers of the city join the ocean dividers. The 14-metre-high structure comprises of a roundabout stone tower which has been architecturally built on a quadratic platform to add more height and stabilize the tower