Antalya travel guide

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You're Going to Love Antalya

There are many reasons to visit Turkey's most famous resort town. With old historical monuments and a rich modern nightlife, Turks and foreigners alike love Antalya's calming location along the Mediterranean Sea.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Antalya

1. Luxury Resort Life

There are two main resort districts to choose from in Antalya: Belek and Lara. Prices generally are all inclusive and vary between 300-3,000tl a night.

2. Kaleici

This old historic center is filled with shops, hotels and beautiful architecture.

3. Duden Waterfalls

These falls, due to a water recycling station, drop dramatically over a cliff into the Mediterranean sea.

4. Hadrien's Gate

The three arched gates were built to celebrate emperor Hadrian's visit to the city in 130 A.D.

5. Köprülü Canyon

This National Park of Turkey, opened in 1973, offers many trails, swimming holes and canyons to explore.

Where to Eat in Antalya

Mermerli restaurant sits overlooking a small bay, serving both traditional and turkish dishes. A typical sit-down meal will cost you between 50-60tl.

When to visit Antalya

Antalya in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Antalya in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Antalya experiences very hot and humid summers, meaning that the best times to visit are from April to June and September to November. These times are also out of season and tend to be cheaper for tourists.

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How to Get to Antalya


The Antalya International Airport is 13km outside of the city. Direct tickets from Europe are around 300euros in the peak summer season.


There are currently no trains servicing Antalya.


The D400 highway services most of the Mediterranean cost from Fethiye in the West all the way through Antalya to Gazianteppe in the East.


The Serik Otogar is located in the Kepez district and can connect you to other cities within Turkey.

Airports near Antalya

Airlines serving Antalya

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Where to stay in Antalya

The Eski Masal Hotel is close to the beach and right in the center of the popular Kaleici historical district. Prices start at 930tl a night.

Popular neighbourhoods in Antalya

Kaleici – This area features both historical architecture and the center of Antalya's nightlife scene.

Lara – This area has the highest concentration of luxury hotels and is popular for a stress-free, all-inclusive family vacation.

Belek – Also a resort town, but more adult focused and with a mountainous green landscape.

Where to stay in popular areas of Antalya

Most booked hotels in Antalya

Maxx Royal Belek Golf Resort
Excellent (9.4, Excellent reviews)
The Land Of Legends Kingdom Hotel
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Akra Hotel
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Holiday Inn Antalya - Lara
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
Titanic Deluxe Golf Belek
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
Falcon Hotel
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How to Get Around Antalya

Public Transportation

Trams, buses and minibuses (dolmus) are the most common form of transit. A reusable AntalyaKart transport card can be bought for 5tl and topped up with money credit as necessary.


Taxi tariffs start at 3tl and will generally cost you around 10-15tl per journey within the city center.


Rental cars can be picked up at the airport or downtown for around 150tl a day.

Car hire agencies in Antalya

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Shopping Streets

Shop at Kaleici bazaar for traditional textiles, pottery and other souvenirs. MarkAntalya has a more traditional mall set up, with recognizable brands and fixed prices.

Groceries and Other

The main grocery stores in Antalya are Migros, Sok and Carrefour. A dozen eggs will cost you around 6tl.

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