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The main beach in Antalya is called Konyaalti, which is excellent for relaxing the day away and indulging in the variety of water sports on offer along this stretch of the Mediterranean Sea. The very popular resort of Antalya is the main city along this coastline with the lovely harbour and the beautiful old quarter of Kaleici, behind the ancient walls.
Antalya lies at the foot of the Taurus Mountain range and is known as the Turkish Riviera with secluded coves, picturesque seafront towns, ancient cities and harbours. Along the avenues of Cumhuriyet, Isiklar and Ataturk, close to the city walls of Kaleici, you will find lots of side streets, with shops and stalls selling local goods and souvenirs.
During the winter months Antalya can expect temperatures of between 14°-21°, whilst the summer holiday period ranges from 22°-28°. There are plenty of fantastic restaurants specialising in superb local dishes, as well as modern restaurants offering all sorts of international cuisine, and once the sun goes down you are spoilt for choice with Antalya being one of the liveliest resorts for nightlife on the Turkish Riviera. Some of the many historical excursions and sights to see from your base in Antalya are listed below.
Antalya is approximately 25 minutes from Antalya Airport - 20km (13 miles).
With a transfer time of approximately 25 minutes, you will reach your hotel without the stress of a long journey.
Once the sun goes down in Antalya, the resort really comes alive with a fantastic variety of bars, discos and clubs to choose from. You can take in a belly dancing show, move on to some of the bars and end up in one of the clubs in Kaleici to finish the evening off.
Some of the Kaleici restaurants are built into the ancient Roman walls and most offer delightful local cuisine as well as international dishes. From lamb shish kebabs and seafood specialities to foods from around the world, there is something to suit everyone.
The local beach of Konyaalti is just one of many along the coastline of Antalya. Slightly west you can explore secluded coves and quieter beaches at the foot of the Troodos Mountains. Lara Beach, with a beautiful stretch of golden sand is well worth a visit also.
The modern shops are good for all of the new fashions, but the best fun is to be found is in the old quarter of Kaleici, where you can practise your haggling skills over souvenirs such as jewellery, prayer rugs, leather, pottery, hand carvings and clothing.
Fantastic Sight Seeing
Set in a small, sheltered harbour backed by dramatic cliffs, the old town of Antalya is contained within marvellously preserved Byzantine fortifications. Not far are three ancient sites, which demand exploration: Perge, a Greek settlement founded in 1000BC that still features a massive horseshoe-shaped stadium; Aspendos, a hilltop Roman town with an a 20, 000 seat theatre; and the ancient city of Phaselis, home to the world's longest Roman aqueduct.
Great Day Trips
Local hotels offer all sorts of sports activities, from mountain biking to bungee jumping. The area is full of possibilities for day trips, from magnificent waterfalls and mysterious caves to a multitude of archaeological sites. The city has some interesting museums, and nature lovers will enjoy the Karaoglanoglu Park.