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Top Attractions of Antalya, Turkey

Maya Pillai Jul 28, 2020
Antalya is a charming Turkish city on the Mediterranean coast nestling in the Gulf of Antalya.
Antalya is the one of the most populous cities in Turkey.
Earlier Antalya was known by the name ‘Attaleia.’ It was founded by the Attalos II, king of Pergamon in the 150 BC.
Antalya is the largest city of Turkey on the Mediterranean coast. It also the gateway to the Turkish Riviera.
Antalya is a diverse tourist destination. It is the biggest
 beach destination in Turkey.
The skiing aficionados can head towards Taurus Mountains for skiing.
The historic ruins that date back to Roman and Byzantine periods.
Kursunlu Waterfall Nature Park
A remote and secluded waterfalls of the Aksu River. The park has walkways and bridges.
There are caves that curve around the back where you can hike to to the see the water flow downhill.
Olympos & Cirali
These towns share a beautiful beach. The water is crystal clear with white sandy beach. Since Caretta turtles nest here, only shacks and cottages are allowed.
Kas
The beaches here are fabulous and there are cafes and bars where you can enjoy the nightlife while relishing on the fresh seafood.
Kas is a beautiful coastal town in Antalya.
Demre
A short ferry trip will take you to these regions. In Demre, you get to see the Santa Claus Church and Sunken City, which was destroyed by an earthquake in the 2nd century.
Kalekoy offers amazing food and historical ruins to its tourists. Rent a canoe to discover the lost treasures of the Sunken City.
Belek
The town is known for its beaches and coastal golf resorts. The white sandy beaches are pristine with pines that offer shades.
Alanya
A quaint beach town that became popular in 1990s. Alanya Castle is located here.
Hip-notics
Situated in Burunucu Mevkii Cakis Village, Hip-notics is a cable ski park. Here you can go water skiing, knee-boarding and fly boarding.
Ancient City of Perge
Perge is listed on UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage List. This city played an important role in Pamphili civilization.
Perge has a magnificent Hellenistic gate, Greek-Roman amphitheatre and a well preserved stadium.
Antalya Museum
The museum houses the sculptures and statues that dates back to the Roman period from the ancient cities of Lykia, Pisidia and Pamphylia.
Koprulu Canyon
A national park that offers outdoor activities such as camping, hiking and nature walks. The two bridges here dates back to the Roman period. In summer rafting is also offered.
Geyikbayiri Mountains
This mountain is a part of the Taurus Mountains. Rock climbing is practiced here.  And it is one of the top 10 places to climb in the world.
Ancient city of Aspendos
The 10th BC city was founded by the Achaeans. An amphitheatre with amazing acoustics belonging to the Roman empire is worth a visit. The theatre can hold 12,000 people.
Ancient City of Patara
Patara is about 40 km from Kas. It played a vital role during sevaral periods of history. This can be seen in the historical ruins.
Historical ruins of the Ptolemaic Dynasty, Byzantine and Ottoman times can be seen here.
Termessos
It is a plateau on the Gulluk Mountain top is one of the best preserved ancient cities in Turkey.
Sandland
Sculptures carved of sand and water are on display here on the Lara Beach. The International Antalya Sand Sculpture Festival is held here.