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Antalya Tourist Activities and Attractions

Antalya is a Turkish resort city with a yacht-filled Old Harbor and beaches flanked by large hotels. It’s a gateway to Turkey’s southern Mediterranean region, known as the Turquoise Coast for its blue waters. Remnants remain from Antalya’s time as a major Roman port. These include Hadrian’s Gate, built to honor the Roman emperor’s visit in 130 A.D and 2nd-century Hidirlik Tower, with harbor views. Antalya offers plenty of things to do for everyone. If you want to dose up on sightseeing, you’ll find a fascinating line-up of tourist attractions to keep you busy. The labyrinthine old town is full of atmospheric historic sites, while the city is perfectly placed to act as your base for sightseeing around the outlying area, where dozens of grand ruins await.

It’s not all history, though. This city is also a great spot for your launch onto the white-sand beaches of Turkey’s Turquoise Coast. Beach lovers and history buffs will both leave satisfied. Plan your trip with our list of the Top Tourist Activities and Attractions in Antalya.  We are also organizing Daily Tours and Private Day Trips in Antalya and nearest regions like Cappadocia, Pamukkale or Istanbul.

The Best Activities in Antalya

Play Golf in Antalya

In recent years, as golf courses with international standards have opened up, Turkey has become an elite golfing centre where players from around the world can meet in an environment of quality and prestige. Especially the area of Belek, 30km east of Antalya, where, there is a potential for golf tourism with the unique bonus of the cultural, historical and natural sightseeing of the region.In Turkey, most courses are in the vicinity of tourist resorts, around the coastal regions which have the necessary facilities like accommodation, restaurants and entertainment.

Rafting in Antalya

For something a bit different, you can try a rafting trip in Antalya An exciting day out which gives you the opportunity to race the rapids whilst viewing the breathtaking cedar forests of especially the Koprulu Canyon national Park. There are many agencies that you can arrange rafting and boat trip tickets. Trips can last from one to six hours and also include a three course seafood lunch.Trips include visiting the spectacular Duden Waterfalls or the Gulf of Antalya islands where you can stop off at some of the secluded beaches.

Diving in Mediterranean

Antalya is another hot spot for scuba divers and Side is going to be one of the best places to go Scuba Diving in the future. On the daily tours you can choose between the “three islands” six different diving places can be discovered, among other things the fantastic dripstone cave. On the daily trips to “Adrasan” you can also discover an untouched underwater world for example the “Bat Cave”. The dives are supervised in principle by a diving teacher or a Diving-guide and there is a depth limit of 30 meters. There are over 25 dive sites that are easily accessible from Kemer to Kas. It’s possible to dive to explore walls, on wrecks, canyons and caves and to enjoy virtually all of the marine life found throughout Turkey ‘s coastal waters. Logger head turtles are a highlight, as are the groupers, barracuda, jacks and stingrays that can be seen at Flying Fish Reef. Moray eels, calamari and octopi are regulars around many of the local sites and you won’t have to look too hard to find some of the many amphora that make intriguing subjects for photographer.

Go Shopping in Antalya

The most important thing is, enjoy your shopping, when you are on a vacation! Antalya region could well be the most deserving choice for shopping in Turkey; because Antalya is one of the biggest and developed cities. Antalya has a lot to offer to the shopping freaks. You can enjoy your vacation while picking up whatever catches your fancy. Shopping in Antalya can be an exhausting, but exhilarating experience. In Antalya textiles, cotton clothing, traditional pottery and wood carvings, ornate meerschaum pipes, carpets, prayer rugs, gold and copper work, leather goods and souvenirs, local jams and jellies made from a variety of fruits and vegetables are very popular.In Antalya shops, excellent quality gold, silver and leather goods are to be had at prices considerably less than abroad. You can find local and imported textile, in local shops, and or special shops like Calvin Klein, Lacoste and more. Haggling is expected and bargains can be had. Roadside stalls, bazaars and also markets usually sell their goods until midnight.

Go Aquapark in Antalya

If you are still a big kids at hearth there are water parks that you can enjoy. There are three famous water parks and they are all really good. Troy Aqua Park in Rixos Premium Hotel is the biggest water park in the Mediterranean region and there is an Aqua park at the Dedeman hotel located in the Lara beach area and there is also an excellent water park at Konyaalti’s Beach park called Aqua land.

Visit Aspendos

The ancient city of Aspendos is situated 4 km from Antalya-Alanya highway and almost in the middle of this highway. Going to the eastward of Antalya, one can reach Serik Borough in 39 km, and from there to Eurymedon river in 7 km. Aspendos, situated near Eurymedon river is founded by Aka civilization in 10 BC. and is one of the richest cities of the antique age. The theatre in here is built up by Roman in 2 AC. The city is founded upon two hills one is small and one is huge.

Join Jeep Safari in Antalya

You can spend the day driving around the Taurus Mountains in a jeep convey stopping for panoramic views and visiting traditional villages. Jeep Safari is one of the marvelous adrenalin voyage towards Taurus mountain to discover real beauty of Turkey and takes 10 hours starts in the morning 8am. When you join Jeep Safari in Antalya as a first you drive to the National Park with the convoy. Exploring the beauties of Koprulu Canyon Natural Park , through the forest racing against people who are rafting. Lunch will be served under the beautiful trees. Swimming in the cave or at the beach is possible.

Visit Tahtali Mountains

While on vacation in Antalya, experience a cable car ride that travels ‘from sea to sky‘ during the journey to the Mount Tahtali summit. From the summit, take in 360-degree views from 7,760 feet (2,365 meters) above sea level. See Beydaglari National Park, the coastline of Antalya, including the mountains, pine forests, and Mediterranean Sea, and get great photo ops.
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