Top 10 Things to Do in Antalya
Among the many resorts, ruins, beaches, and canyons, you will have to work hard to get bored in Antalya! this coastal town in the foothills of the Taurus Mountains is one of Turkey’s most popular tourist destinations. Here are ten reasons why!
Old town; It is a great place to explore independent art galleries and boutiques among monumental structures that have survived from the Ottoman, Byzantine, and even Roman empires.
2. Old Harbor
In the south of Kaleiçi, BC. There is an ancient Roman port from the 2nd century. It was used for trade until the 20th century and is still a popular marina!
Termessos is not one of Turkey’s best-preserved ancient cities. At the top of Güllük Mountain, it offers magnificent views as well as a number of rare plant and animal species!
Another impressive ancient site in the province of Antalya is the capital of ancient Pamphylia. Book a day trip to explore the Agora, Nymphaeum, Roman theater, and many other ruins!
5. Düden Waterfalls
Unlike most rivers, Düden’s waters flow over Antalya’s coastal cliffs and into the Mediterranean. It is one of the region’s most unmissable natural sights!
6. Antalya Aquarium
As one of the biggest aquarium complexes in the world, Antalya Aquarium offers inspiration, entertainment, and education all at once. After touring the 40 thematic aquariums, you will come across the biggest tunnel aquarium in the world with a length of 131 meters and a width of 3 meters.
7. Yivliminare Mosque
“Fluted minaret”, named after the 14th-century mosque, is one of the most iconic symbols of Antalya. There is no excuse to add it to your trip checklist in Kaleiçi!
Göynük National Park is one of Antalya’s other natural treasures, as well as a recreation spot. Hike, swim, and even zip line in its pristine landscape!
The ancient Lycian city was an important commercial center during the time of Alexander the Great, but its exquisite beaches are as much an attraction as its extensive ruins.
10. Antalya Archeology Museum
One of Turkey’s most popular museum tells the remarkable history of the excavated ruins of Antalya. With a special children’s museum, it won’t bore the little ones either!