There are many things to do in Antalya for both local and foreign tourists from all around the world. Some of these things outlined below are free and some others, at very reasonable prices, are Antalya excursions, that are organised by travel agencies for your pleasure. Before getting into details, let us give some general information; perhaps with that, you will able to make informed decisions and make the most of your holiday in Antalya.
Antalya map – Where is Antalya located?
Antalya is a city, which can be reached from almost any city in Turkey by bus or car. From Istanbul to Antalya about 8.30 hours drive. From Izmir – 5.30. From Mugla – about 4.
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Is Antalya worth visiting?
Turkey’s Mediterranean pearl, Antalya is worth visiting, regardless of your expectations. Because this lovely city that extends along vast part of Turkey’s south can offer you many things at once: Coasts and beaches that are perfect for swimming (such as Lara, Karpuzkaldiran, Olympos, etc.), ancient sites dating back to Hellenistic eras (such as Patara, Side, Perge, Aspendos), and wonders of natures like Duden Waterfalls, Manavgat Waterfalls etc… In short, every type of traveler can find amazing things to do in Antalya.
That is why, millions, including both local and foreign tourists, visit the city for:
- enjoying its natural beauties such as golden sands of the beaches,
- dark blue, fresh and clean waters of Mediterranean Sea,
- getting a tan on bays which are full of amazing sights,
- outstanding elements of nature such as waterfalls and lakes inside the forests,
- and the city life which is very energetic and dynamic.
Whatever the reason for visiting may be, this city is capable of presenting its perfection in every way.
Is Antalya good for a holiday?
Antalya is good for a holiday for many reasons as we mentioned above, especially for summer holiday. Shortly, it has favorable weather conditions, crystal-clear waters, several bays and shores around, historical and cultural wealth, thrilling Antalya excursions and of course, delicious and light Mediterranean cuisine.
How many days in Antalya is enough?
According to local and foreign travelers’ general view, 3-7 days are fine. Extending the duration is optional. If you are willing to join in Antalya excursions or visit other districts of Antalya which are distant to the city center such as Belek, Alanya, Kaş, etc., you should reserve more than 1 week.
How to spend 1 day in Antalya?
If you have only 1 day in Antalya we suggest you to:
- Take a walk along Old Harbor
- Explore Kaleici
- Visit Hadrian’s Gate, Antalya Museum and Yivli Minaret
- Shop from the local shops
- Join in a Turkish Night event
Your day will be full of entertainment.
How to spend 2 days in Antalya?
If you have 2 days in Antalya, we suggest you leave the first day for sightseeing. In the second day, you can join in a full-day program such as:
- Antalya boat trip,
- Antalya (Perge / Aspendos / Side) Tour,
- Kekova tour,
- Green Canyon Tour,
In the night (if the time table suits), you should join in Fire of Anatolia Troy!
How to spend 3 days in Antalya?
After having a day of sightseeing in the first day, and joining in a trip and night event in the second day, we suggest you to have another excursion day in the 3rd day. If you are tired, though, you can wake up early in the morning, go to the closest beach to your hotel and enjoy a full day of relaxing!
For a better swimming experience, you can also join in:
- The Lands of LegendsTour
- Antalya Aquapark Tour
What are top attractions to visit in Antalya?
The most popular and favorite 10 attractions of Antalya are given below:
- Kaleici (Old Town)
- Old City Marina (Old Harbor)
- Antalya Museum
- Yivli Minaret
- Hadrian’s Gate
- Duden Waterfalls
- Kursunlu Waterfalls
What are the best beaches and bays in Antalya?
Located in different districts of Antalya, the best beaches and bays for perfect swimming sessions are listed below:
- Lara Beach,
- Cleopatra Beach,
- Damlatas Beach,
- Konyaalti Beach,
- Ornekkoy Beach and
- Olimpos Beach;
- Adrasan Bay,
- Papaz Bay
- Korsan Bay
In these places, by feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin, you can lie down on the sands, get tanned and swim until you get tired. You can visit them by using different transportation options such as bus, minibus or renting a car. Also, some of them can be visited through Antalya boat trips.
What are the most popular things to do in Antalya with kids?
Antalya has many things to do for families with kids. You can:
What is there to do in Antalya at night?
Besides from Antalya excursions held in day time, there are also night activities you can join in. Things to do in Antalya at night are watching Fire of Anatolia Troy, taking a walk along Old Marine, drinking a cup of Turkish coffee in Kaleici, and shopping. We also suggest you to visit pubs and nightclubs of Antalya and see its famous night life –of course, when the pandemic ends!
Is Antalya Turkey Expensive?
Approximate price of having a holiday in Antalya is highly important for travelers. Even if the answer might change due to your budget, Antalya is not expensive in general terms, thanks to the currency. An average cost for 1-week holiday in Antalya for 1 person is around 900-1000 TL.
Is Antalya Safe 2021?
One of the most frequently asked questions about travelling to Antalya is how safe Antalya is. Overall, Antalya is a very safe city with low crime rate and a safe index of 74.5%. As an advice, however, we can warn you about taking care of your belongings especially in public places –but still, the theft and its kinds are not common in Antalya. Also, terrorism might worry you, but there has not been any terrorist attack to tourists in Turkey for more than 3 years.
In terms of Covid safety, we assure you that you’ll be safe in Antalya. Strict hygiene precautions are taken in the streets, hotels and all public places. Thus, as long as minding your personal hygiene, putting masks and social distance, you will be safe.
You can enjoy the beaches in and around
This is possible thanks to the suitable conditions of Antalya; since it creates the perfect combination of the weather, sea, beaches and bays. By feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin, you can lie down on the sands, get tanned and swim until you get tired. To be able to do that, you can go to different districts and the specific areas. You can visit them by using different transportation options such as bus, minibus or renting a car.
Discover the unique places to swim
You can also enroll in prepared programs that include picking you up from your hotel and taking you to unique places to swim in Antalya. If you are not familiar with Antalya, if you do not have a personal vehicle, if you want to swim far away from the crowd, if you want to benefit from the practical tours that are arranged professionally or if you simply want to experience something different, joining Antalya excursions which include swimming sessions may be a very good choice for you.
Enjoying the Nature with Antalya Excursions
For nature lovers, there are wonderful things such as spending time by walking or hiking while viewing the natural scenes. To specify, places like
- Manavgat Waterfall,
- Kursunlu Waterfall,
- Duden Waterfall,
- Ucansu Waterfalls,
- Oymapinar Dam,
- Kekova Island,
- Green Canyon,
- Koprulu Canyon,
- Tazi Canyon,
- Saklikent National Park,
- Altinbesik Cave National Park,
- Taurus Mountains,
- Lavender Gardens and traditional villages in the heart of the nature are worth visiting.
All of these places combine the shades of green and blue pleasing your eyes, soul and mind. You can visit those places directly, or you can sign up for tours that include these destinations in their itinerary. Also, they are perfect locations for landscape photography, if you are interested.
The Beauty of Learning
If you consider yourself as a culture and history admirer, there are something suitable for you such as benefitting from the cultural and historical wealth of Antalya and get information which will impress and amaze you. As you can imagine, ancient cities are the best sources for that; and luckily, here, there are many of them. The provinces such as
- Side; the ancient cities of Termessos,
- Aspendos; the Gate of Hadrian,
- Kekova Sunken City
They provide riveting stories by coming from the ancient eras and standing still until the current time. There are also the Clock Tower and Yivli Minaret which are close to the center as important historical structures.
Antalya Daily Tours
Some travelers cannot get enough of the places only by visiting or exploring; they also need to join some unique activities to make their travel experience unforgettable. For example, if you love the mixture of the fresh air and the sea, you can enjoy fishing on special boats which are used for fishing tours. If you choose to be on the lands, however, you can enroll in safaris such as horse safari, Buggy safari, ATV safari or Jeep safari. Adding a little bit adrenaline to the activities in nature, you can also enjoy rafting, traveling in a cable car to the peak of Olympos Mountain or skydiving.
Day Trips from Antalya to Other Cities
If you would like to diversify your holiday, you are also able to sign up for tours that go to other touristic hot spots of Turkey. This may be a fresh breath to your holiday for a day, or a couple of days.
For example, a daily trip from Antalya to Istanbul may be a great way to combine two popular travel points in Turkey: From the touristic capital of Turkey in the summer to the cultural and historical one of Turkey… Or, you can depart from Antalya to Pamukkale, to visit the unique, white landscape that is crowned by the natural thermal waters.
Speaking of uniqueness, you can also visit the bizarre and incredibly popular location by enrolling in a tour to Cappadocia. All of these options will make your limited time worth remembering; since, they will be full of events, experiences and learning.