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Antalya: Turkish capital of tourism

Known as the tourism capital of Turkey for receiving millions of local and foreign tourists every year, the Antalya region invites visitors to travel back in time in its many ancient cities.

Similar to an open-air museum where nature and history blend in a unique harmony, the tourist town of Antalya, in the south, fascinates history enthusiasts and tourists alike.

Described as the tourism capital with millions of local and foreign tourists every year, the city also stands out for being a crossroads of ancient civilizations, such as those of Lycia and Panfilia, and is home to more than 50 ancient settlements.

The ancient city of Patara was declared the “Year of Patara” by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Patara is 30 minutes from the Kaş district, which dazzles visitors with its unique beaches and historic heritage. The Lycian parliament building, site of one of the first examples of democracy, and the ruins of an old lighthouse are among the most impressive ruins in the city.

Meanwhile, the ancient city of Xanthos, located near the Kınık district of Kaş, was the capital of Lycia and stands out thanks to its unique tomb monuments.

The Church of Saint Nicholas was built in the ancient city of Myra for Saint Nicholas (also known as Santa Claus), who was born in Patara and spent most of his life in the vicinity of Demre. It is one of the most fascinating historical sites in the region. Andriake, the port of ancient Myra, is also a must for visitors, who can also get a closer look at the artifacts of the Lycian Civilizations Museum.

Those who pass through the city’s Kumluca district can visit Rhodiapolis, the hometown of the famous philanthropist Opramoas, and embark on a historic journey through its theater, bathhouse, the Opramoas monument, church, necropolis, and numerous cisterns.

How could Guide in Turkey help I get to know Antalya?

 

 If you are in Turkey, we can schedule these visits on a private tour. Also, we offer other packages for the main destinations in the country, transfers, accommodation, and much more.

10 places to visit in Antalya

 

1- Kaleiçi;

2- Antalya Museum;

3- Termessos;

4-  Düden waterfalls;

5- Perge;

6- Kaputaş Beach;

7- Konyaaltı Beach;

8- Lara Beach;

9-  Silion;

10- Karain grutes;

Tourism in Antalya: discover the main national parks in the region

Antalya is a paradise for fans of national parks. The region has a 640 km long coastline and rests on the Taurus Mountains. Also, these natural areas are rich in animal and flora diversity. Check out our post about national parks:

 

– Mount Gulluk National Park

Mount Güllük is located in the city of Termessos and highlights several characteristics of the life of indigenous peoples in the region. Here, hills, valleys, and gorges are united, and the Strait of Mecene reaches a depth of 600 meters. The national park has red pine forests and maquis flora and inhabits endangered deer.

Address: Güllük Dağı Korkuteli / Antalya

– Üzümdere National Park

The Üzümdere National Park is located at the foot of Mount Gidengelmez, which forms the Central Taurus Mountains between Konya and Antalya.

Throughout the year, the place hosts nature lovers. The wonderful canyon, which passes through the middle of a stream that flows in summer and winter, allows photographers to capture beautiful pictures in the colors of autumn.

Address: Ürünlü Mahallesi İbradı / Antalya

 

– Beydağları National Park

Beydağları National Park, parallel to the Mediterranean Sea, begins in the Sarısu region, in the center of Antalya, and ends at the Cape of Gelidonya, on the edge of the Kumluca district. Beydağları, which forms the Western Taurus Mountains with an area of 31,165 hectares, consists mainly of limestone rocks. The forest cover is composed of red pine in coastal regions. The park is very rich in flora and has almost a thousand plants, twenty-two of which are endemic.

Address: Arslanbucak Mahallesi Beydağları Sahil Milli Parkı Kemer / Antalya

– Köprülü National Park

The Köprülü national park, with a height of more than 4 m in width and 100 m in length, is one of the largest gorges in Turkey. Thanks to its natural, historical, and cultural wealth, the place can provide a pleasant trip that will stimulate all your senses.

Address: Sedir Mahallesi Vatan Bulvarı Manavgat / Antalya

 

– Altinbesik National Park

The Altınbeşik National Park is home to a cave system developed within the caustic structure of the Taurus mountain range. At 12 km long, its cave is one of the largest in Turkey.

Address: Sedir Mahallesi Vatan Bulvarı İbradı / Antalya

 

How can the Guide in Turkey help me get to know Antalya?

If you are in Turkey, we can schedule these visits on a private tour. Also, we offer other packages to the main destinations in the country, transfers, accommodation, and much more.

Contact: +90 536 273 59 61

E-mail: info@guideserviceinturkey.com

Tourism in Antalya: what are the main attractions in the region?

Antalya, the tourism capital of Turkey offers excellent opportunities for those looking to extraordinary activities. Check out our post that highlights the main activities in the region:

 

– Gelidonya Lighthouse

The Gelidonya Lighthouse, located on the historic Lycian Way, in the district of Antalya, is one of the highest lighthouses on the Turkish coast. Also, the attraction is 227 meters above sea level

Address: Mavikent Mahallesi Kumluca / Antalya

 

– Antalya art and culture building

This building, which was established as a platform to bring together the people of Antalya and highlight different colors of art and culture, organizes a wide range of cultural and artistic events, especially international exhibitions. The Antalya Culture is right in the center of the city and works in a contemporary 5-story building. In addition to 3 large exhibition rooms, auditoriums, and training rooms of different sizes, the venue has a small cafe on the ground floor and an exclusive gift shop.

Address: Elmalı Mahallesi, hehit Binbaşı Cengiz Toytunç Caddesi No: 60 Muratpaşa / Antalya

 

 – Ulupınar

Ulupınar is a natural spring that houses centennial plantains and many areas for fun activities. It is located in Çıralı, on the Antalya-Kumluca highway.

The spring that gives the region its name provides clean and potable water to the local population. Also, Ulupınar is full of pines and plantains and rich in oxygen. You can find all the beauties of Mediterranean cuisine in the restaurants built around it. Likewise, for fishing enthusiasts, it is possible to fish all day by renting a rod at the local fish farm.

Address: Ulupınar Mahallesi Kemer / Antalya

 

 

 

– Alanya Municipality House of Culture

The Alanya Municipality House of Culture was built in 1860, and is one of the most successful examples of traditional houses in the region. In its Herbarium Center, 322 species of plants and 38 species of butterflies detected in the region are exhibited.

Address: İskele Caddesi Çarşı Mahallesi Alanya / Antalya

 

– Çukurbağ Peninsula

The Çukurbağ Peninsula, which is approximately 5 km from the center of Kaş, is a great place to spend a peaceful holiday. Incebogaz beach is an option to cool off in the blue waters of Çukurbağ. The Antiphellos Ancient Theater, located at the entrance to Çukurbağ, is one of the ruins that have survived to the present day and provides a unique view of Kaş.

Address: Çukurbağ Yarımadası Kaş / Antalya

 

How can Guide in Turkey help me get to know Antalya?

If you are in Turkey, we can schedule these visits on a private tour. Also, we offer other packages to the main destinations in the country, transfers, accommodation, and much more.

Tourism in Antalya: discover some of the region’s main campsites

The Antalya region hosts great resorts, luxurious hotels, and some of the best campsites in Turkey. There are several places where you can simply pitch your tent and enjoy the incredible scenery and local climate. Check our post:

 

– Camping Incekum

Incekum is a blue paradise integrated amid nature. This camping area gathers tens of thousands of people every year, where you can feel the peace among the pines and have a lot of fun in its main lagoon. Also, the park hosts a space for caravans.

 

Address: Avsallar Mahallesi İncekum Tabiat Parkı Alanya/Antalya

 

– Kaş Camping

Antalya camps feature the stories of the Lycian, Persian, Roman and Byzantine civilizations are known for their proximity to ancient cities, unique beaches, hidden bays, canyons, and islands. Part of the cultural heritage that you can see within walking distance from the areas of the Kaş camping. In this camping area, which recently became the main choice for camping lovers, there are options for accommodation such as tents, caravans, and treehouses.

Address: Andifli, Hastane Cd. No:3, 07580 Kaş/Antalya

 

– Camping Aytap

Camping Aytap is located in one of the unique bays between the district of Alanya and Gazipaşa. The old city, which has many historic ruins, is at the center of unique natural beauty. Among the most prominent ruins of the ancient city are the old spa and the walls of the city’s temple. There are suitable areas for setting up tents between the flat sections, which are in front of a temple.

Address: Alanya-Gazipaşa Karayolu 33. km, Alanya/Antalya

 

– Maden Bay

Maden Bay is one of the only places where the forest and the sea meet. This is one of the favorite places for camp lovers, it is about 70 km from Antalya. As the forest road to the bay after the main road is steep, we recommend that you take 4 × 4 vehicles.

Address: Tekirova Mahallesi Kemer/Antalya

 

– Camping Geyikbayırı

Geyikbayırı is about an hour from Antalya, one of the biggest climbing places in Turkey. The campsite hosts many campsites and has the essential advantage of being located close to the center of Antalya. You can take advantage of the region’s facilities and camp for free by setting up your tent. Also, it is possible to enjoy the unique sunset in the area, which impresses with its unparalleled natural beauty.

Address: Geyikbayırı Mahallesi Konyaaltı / Antalya

 

– Camping Doyran Pond

Doyran Pond is close to the Doyran stream, in a calm environment, surrounded by mountainous landscape and green nature. In this place, you can go hiking and cycling among the natural beauties, in addition to feeling the peaceful climate in the region. The lagoon is famous for its cold water, which is 20 minutes from the center of Antalya.

Address: Doyran Mahallesi Konyaaltı / Antalya

 

How can Guide in Turkey help me get to know Antalya campsites?

If you are in Turkey, we can schedule these visits on a private tour. Also, we offer other packages to the main destinations in the country, transfers, accommodation, and much more.

Contact: +90 536 273 59 61

E-mail: info@guideserviceinturkey.com

Tourism in Antalya: discover the theme parks of the region

Antalya is the place that gathers all the main leisure, fun, and adrenaline activities in Turkey. The region hosts the largest tunnel-shaped aquarium in the world, one of the best water parks in Europe and the largest Ferris wheel in Turkey. Regardless of your age, Antalya will have some activity that will enjoy it. Check out:

 

 – Park upside down

In this attraction, all the items in the house are unusually nailed to

the ceiling. The Upside-Down Action Park gives visitors the feeling of walking on the roof of a residence and renews its theme every season. It is certainly one of the most popular attractions in Antalya.

Address: Güzeloba Mahallesi 2384. Sokak, Lara Turizm Yolu 23J D: No.40 Muratpaşa / Antalya

 

 – Antalya Aquarium

The Antalya Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in the world (and the largest tunnel-shaped aquarium). In this place, it is possible to learn and have fun at the same time. There are 40 themed aquariums with a width of 3 meters and a length of 131 meters. At the entertainment center, you will discover the magical underwater world.

Without a doubt, the Antalya Aquarium is a very fun place, and children will love the Snow World, WildPark, and Oceanride XD Cinema rooms.

Address: Arapsuyu Mahallesi Dumlupınar Bulvarı No: 502 Konyaaltı / Antalya.

 

– Hip Notics Park

This park is located 38 km from Antalya airport. The local has 200 acres of land and hosts 3 ponds. Water skiing is carried out across the entire space with the help of cables pulled over the water, which is on the limits of Manavgat. There are activities like Mono Ski, Wakeboard, Knee-Board, Disk-Ski, Jump-Ski, and accommodation options available.

Address: Burunucu Mevkii Çakış Köyü Manavgat / Antalya

 

 – Sandland Antalya

Sandland is one of the most important sand sculpture museums in the world. Its attractions consist of 10,000 tons of sand in an area of 10,000 square meters on the world-famous Lara Antalya beach and each year host new themes and unusual works.

Address: Güzeloba Mahallesi Lara Caddesi Lara Birlik Halk Plajı No: 208 1 Sandland Area Muratpaşa / Antalya

 

– The Lands of Legends Park

When you visit The Land of Legends Park, in the Kadriye district of Serik, you will have exciting experiences during the four seasons of the year on more than 70 slides, a surf pool, a wave beach covered in white sand, a wave pool, and roller coasters that take you the adrenaline to the top.

Address: Kadriye Mahallesi No: 1 D: No 515 Serik, Antalya

 

How can the Guide in Turkey help me get to know Antalya’s museums?

If you are in Turkey, we can schedule these visits on a private tour. Also, we offer other packages to the main destinations in the country, transfers, accommodation, and much more.

Contact: +90 536 273 59 61

E-mail: info@guideserviceinturkey.com

 

Tourism in Antalya: discover the main museums in the region

The Antalya region, known for being a jewel lost in the middle of the Mediterranean due to its natural beauty, also draws attention to its historic attractions. In this post, we highlighted some museums hosted in the region that certainly deserve your visit during your trip through Turkey. Check out:

 

– Museum of Lycian Civilizations

The museum is in the port of the Ruin of Andriake, which is one of the five largest cities in Lycia. The building itself is part of the history of Lycia, as well as the pieces of its interior. There are exhibitions of works that give clues about the religious, economic, and social beliefs of the Lycian people. The halls of Myra, Patara, Xanthos, Tilos, Pinara, Olympos, Arykanda and Antiphellos in the Museum are named after the cities that form the Lycian Unit.

Address: Büyükkum Mahallesi Kumdağı Caddesi No: 2 Demre / Antalya

 

– Museum of Side

The ancient city of Side welcomes visitors in a building converted into a museum and has the distinction of being the first museum to open in a village in Turkey. The place, whose collection contains works from Side’s excavations, carried out in 1946-1966, exposes mythology to visitors.

The museum’s collection includes pieces from the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods. The highlighted pieces include sculptures, portraits of torsa, sarcophagi, and ostotheques in relief, stelae of tombs, Greek and lateral inscriptions, altars, amphoras, capital of the column, pediment.

Address: Side Mahallesi Manavgat / Antalya

 

– Official Antalya Museum

The former Weaving Factory, which has a unique history, is one of the most unusual places to host a museum. Antalya’s essential values and the city’s history are exposed in the place. Also, the site hosts the memories of Antalya and the Weaving Factory (one of the largest local companies).

Address: Fabrikalar Mahallesi Namık Kemal Bulvarı No: 35 Dokumapark Kepez / Antalya

– Museum of Toys

The Toy Museum, located in Kepez Weaving Park, displays 15 different themes in 15 rooms. The museum exposes approximately 13,800 objects – from school classes to the fairy tale room. There are exhibitions of thousands of toys, from merchant streets to kaleiçi streets, from cars to babies and toys from Anatolia. The exit door of the Anatolian Toy Museum opens onto a magnificent park with a unique design. The park, which children love very much, also includes century-old olive trees, unique plant drawings, and sculptures of cartoon heroes.

Address: Fabrikalar Mahallesi Namık Kemal Bulvarı No: 189 Kepez / Antalya

 

– Antalya Marine Biology Museum

Turkey’s first Marine Biology Museum displays around 500 species of sea creatures, opened in 2014. Also, the site hosts several species of bony fish, sponges, corals, shrimp, lobsters and crabs, octopuses, squid and cuttlefish, and stars. of the sea.

Address: Selçuk Mahallesi İskele Caddesi Kaleiçi Yat Limanı Muratpaşa / Antalya

 

– Museum of Ethnography Akseki

The museum prepared for the preservation of cultural, archaeological and local values in the region is on display at the Mansion Elagöz. The place is one of the traditional residential structures qualified as “Button house”. Most of the museum’s works and pieces reflect Akseki’s local lifestyle and artistic taste. As a visitor to the Akseki Museum of Ethnography, you shouldn’t leave without witnessing the city’s long history.

Address: Hacı İlyas Mahallesi, Akseki / Antalya

 

– Alanya Archeology Museum

The Alanya Archeology Museum, opened in 1967, contains artifacts from the Museum of Civilizations in Ankara. Among the objects of the site, are artifacts of the Bronze Age, Urartu, Frígio and Lídio and a bronze sculpture of Hercules of the 2nd century. Also, the place houses traces of marble, bronze, glass, terracotta, and mosaics belonging to the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods.

 Address: Saray Mahallesi İsmet Hilmi Balcı Sokak No 2 Alanya / Antalya

 

How can Guide in Turkey help me get to know Antalya?

If you are in Turkey, we can schedule these visits on a private tour. Also, we offer other packages to the main destinations in the country, transfers, accommodation, and much more.

Contact: +90 536 273 59 61

E-mail: info@guideserviceinturkey.com

Tourism in Antalya: discover the Köprülü Canyon national park

The Köprülü Canyon national park, with a height of more than 4 m in width and 100 m in length, is one of the largest gorges in Turkey, which is 80 km from Antalya. Thanks to its natural, historical, and cultural wealth, the National Park can provide a pleasant trip that will stimulate all your senses.

Also, Köprüçay is one of the most important rafting trails in Turkey. You can do many activities such as swimming, trekking, climbing, orienteering, cycling and botany – wildlife observation, camping, photography, jeep safari, highland excursions. Although areas of red pines and maquis are common in the national park, the 400-hectare pure Mediterranean forest is a unique botanical feature. The upper Köprüçay area is famous for its caves.

How can Guide in Turkey help me get to know Antalya?

If you are in Turkey, we can schedule these visits on a private tour. Also, we offer other packages to the main destinations in the country, transfers, accommodation, and much more.
 
 
 
 

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