Antalya is one of Turkey’s most popular holiday resorts situated on the Mediterranean coast. Narrow winding streets and ancient city walls make it a quaint and beautiful atmosphere for those interested in culture and sight – seeing.
There is so much to do in Antalya your only problem will be running out of time. You can take a jeep safari into the mountains but pack your sun – cream as the sun is very strong. You can go river rafting on the Koprulu River which is great fun and taken by specialists who are well trained. For an unforgettable experience take part in the tour through the sunken city of Kekova. The boat goes through the city and to the church of the holy Santa Claus and visits the rock graves and the amphitheatre of Myra.
Antalya provides the Turkish south coast’s liveliest nightlife. Most bars go on into the night providing discos but if you want something more lively, the most popular places for all – night dancing are Club Ally, Club Arma and Club Ceila.For something a bit different, most hotels offer floor shows, usually with belly – dancing and are open to non – guests.
There are many different places to enjoy a meal wherever you are in Antalya. The coast road to Lara comes highly recommended which has magnificent views and traditional Turkish cuisines.Meze is usually an appetizer which begins your meal but a lot of people find a selection of meze is plenty for their main meal. Spicy kebabs are a traditional main meal in Antalya and many say that the fruit tastes better in Turkey.
Where to Stay
There are many different varieties of accommodation in Antalya ranging from hostels to rental villas and luxury palace hotels. Most hotels have rooms with private bathrooms and include breakfast in the price. Hostels are surprisingly pleasant and even offer internet access and evening shows such as belly dancing. Villas and apartments are the most popular form of accommodation as room sizes can vary and prices are competitive.Saklikent is an ideal winter sports resort. Skiing, swimming and windsurfing will keep you entertained in the day and there are restaurants and bars for evening entertainment.
The natural beauty of Antalya will astound you and a walk behind the cascade at the Upper Duden Waterfalls will leave you breathless. You can see traditional Turkish architecture in Kaleici, historic houses in Yivli Minare and sunbath on Konyaalti and Lara beaches when you feel like taking a break.
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