Probably the most popular tourist destination in all of Turkey. Antalya's Mediterranean climate offers tourist all-year round sun. The Turkish Riviera, Antalya's coastline, is 640 miles of magnificent, beautiful, intricate caves, coves and harbours. The Antalya area has a grand total of 197 beaches, 7 marinas and 5 yachts all earning the Blue Flag. So if you are looking for that perfect beach holiday or a family holiday or are a liitle more adventurous and would prefer a sailing holiday or another type of watersport holiday, Belek, Kemer, Side-Manavgot, Alanya, Lara and Kas are all resorts in the Antalya area.
It is not just its stunning setting and idyllic beaches that draws in the tourist, with its very rich history Antalya is a treasure trove for history lovers. Some of its most important historical sites include Aspendos, with its ancient Roman Theatre still used for performances to this day; Perge, Termeessos, Olympos, Phaselis, Limyra and Myra. The Antalya museum is one of the worlds most important museums thanks to the many ancient statues it has on display. If your fascinated by world heritage and the generations of history that Turkey has too offer, there are many escourted tours catering for all budgets, with expert guides that will fascinate and inspire you.
The resort of Belek offers one of the best golfing destinations in the world. Golfing holidays here offer 15 beautifully landscaped golf courses most with 18 and 27 holes. You can walk in the footsteps of some of the most famous golfers, such as Tiger Woods, Rory Mcllory and Justin Rose all of whom have played in world tournaments here.
Nestled in a small bay, below rocky cliffs, the beautiful town of Kas is a haven for adventure sport lovers and a perfect place for an adventure holiday. From Paragliding to mountain biking, once a sleepy fishing village, it is now one of the best scuba diving centres in Turkey. Other sporting activities offered in the Antalya region include Rafting, canyoning, hiking and Skiing.
Hamam are a true age old tradition in Turkey and in Antalya, Sefa Hamami (a restored thirteenth century Selcuk Spa) is one of the best Turkish Baths in Turkey. For those interested in Medical and health resorts, Antalya's many outstanding hotels offer beautiful and modern Spa and Wellness Facilities for those who prefer a more relaxed and worldly choice of treatments.
A paradise of ancient cities, an idyllic coastline and dramatic scenery, it is little wonder that Antalya is such a popular destination. And with 15 of the worlds top one hundred hotels found here in Antalya it deserves its epithet as the pearl of the Mediterranean.
Lara Beach, Belek, Side, Kemer, Manavgat, Alanya
Main Tourist Attractions:
Antalya Town and Harbour, Antalya museum, Aspendos Theatre, Perge,Termeessos, Olympos, Phaselis, Limyra and Myra, Antic Theatre (Side), Apollas Temple(Side), Manavgat Waterfall, Alanya Castle.
Antalya Airport (AYT)
Lara Beach 20mins, Belek 30mins, Side 40min , Kemer 57min, Manavgat 1hour, Alanya 1hour 45mins.