Antalya is one of several port-cities on the Turkish Riviera and the perfect holiday destination for sun worshippers, history buffs and food lovers alike. With so many beautiful white beaches near at hand, tourists are often tempted to spend their entire holiday lying in the sun. But, it pays to remember that there are also plenty of historic sights and excellent restaurants to experience, as well as breathtaking mountainous countryside to explore.
In addition to being the epicentre of the city’s colourful nightlife, Antalya’s old town, Kaleiçi, is overflowing with fascinating historic architecture, some of which is ancient Roman in origin. It’s easy to while away hour after hour wandering the quaint, narrow streets, and there’s no shortage of cosy restaurants offering delicious local cuisine. Visitors looking for the ultimate al fresco dining experience would do well to head for Düden Waterfalls, which is an excellent spot for a picnic on a hot day – and the view is unforgettable!
The city is a great destination for shoppers, and its wealth of traditional bazaars and modern shopping centres offer endless opportunities to pick up goods at bargain prices.