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What to do in Antalya: sights and tips

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What to do in Antalya: sights and tips

What to do in Antalya: sights and tips

Do you long for a little warmth with this drizzly weather? The sun is already shining in Antalya in January. From the old town of Kaleiçi to the Düden Waterfalls: at Skyscanner you can read which sights and tips you should not miss! But first…

Is a vacation in Antalya safe?

Yes. There are safety risks, but in principle you can go on holiday to Antalya without any worries. For a large part of southeastern Turkey - on the border with Syria - the travel advice applies not to travel there. Before you travel, view the up-to-date travel advice from the Dutch government below.

How long is the flight to Antalya?

A flight to Antalya takes 3 hours and 50 minutes. Corendon flies directly from Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Rotterdam, Groningen and Maastricht. Transavia also flies directly from Amsterdam and Eindhoven. Pegasus and SunExpress only fly direct from Amsterdam.

What time is it in Antalya now?

In Antalya it is two hours later than in the Netherlands in the winter and 1 hour later in the summer.

1. Old town: Kaleiçi

Kaleiçi, translated as "old town", is the car-free center of Antalya. The district consists of a maze of small streets and alleys with countless shops, cafes and restaurants that are open daily until late in the evening. Architecture enthusiasts will also get their money's worth in Kaleiçi: the old, wooden tea and coffee houses and shops are a picture to see.

2. Düden Waterfalls

One of Antalya's most famous sights is located ten kilometers north of the city: the Düden waterfall, also known as Düden Şelalesi. The upper waterfall is almost 28 meters high and the lower waterfall has a spectacular height of 40 meters. Both are surrounded by a beautiful park, where you can walk and picnic while enjoying the untouched nature.

3. Antalya harbor

One of the most beautiful ancient remains of Antalya is the Roman harbor, popularly called Antalya Yat Turu. The old city walls and Hadrian's Gate are pieces of the city's eventful history, which

converge in the beautiful marina. This is the place to watch the setting sun while enjoying a drink on a terrace of the many restaurants.

4. Hadrian's Gate

The eastern gate in the city wall is Hadrian's Gate, a well-known attraction in Antalya. The gate was built on Atatürk Caddesi Street in AD 130 in honor of a visit by the Roman Emperor Hadrian to the city. The gate appears to be part of the old ramparts, but in reality the gate was hidden behind the wall. After this part of the wall was demolished, the gate emerged. This is also one of the reasons why this landmark has been so well preserved.

5. Antalya Bazaar

Do you love flea markets? Then go to the Antalya Bazaar! In this market you will be surrounded by an explosion of scents and colors. Take your chance and score the most beautiful Turkish gadgets, spices or herbs for at home and taste the most delicious delicacies. Don't forget the boutiques behind the stalls, because gems can also be hidden here! The market takes place every Saturday at the harbor.

6. Antalya Museum

Those who want to know more about the history of the city can visit the Antalya Museum (Turkish: Muzesi). The exhibition takes you back to the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Byzantium. In particular, the statues of the five Olympian gods - all in excellent condition - are a sight to behold. Admission: 20 Turkish Lira (approximately € 4.90).

7. Termessos

Curious about what to do in the Antalya area? We tip Termessos! A visit to this ancient city at a height of just over 1000 meters on the flanks of Mount Solomus is one of the best activities outside of Antalya. Take a stroll around the impressive ruins of the city walls, gymnasium, Roman baths, theater and temples.

8. Can Can

Are you looking for a real local experience when it comes to food? Then join one of the tables on the street at Can Can (pronounced: djan-djan). Start with a çorba (soup), followed by güvec (stew) or kıymalı pide (Turkish pizza with meat) or mantı (ravioli) for the vegetarians. You can find Can Can at Arık Caddesi 4.

9. Kaputaş Beach

If you have walked around enough in the city, a day at the beach can also be nice. Kaputaş Beach is Antalya's most famous beach, popular for the breathtaking clear color of the sea and the fine White

sand. If you are looking for a bit more peace and quiet, we recommend Konyaalti Beach, Lara Beach or Mermeli Beach. To enjoy!

10. Prime Boutique Hotel

Looking for a cheap hotel in the center of Antalya? Prime Boutique Hotel meets all requirements: comfortable beds, delicious food in the accompanying restaurant and balconies with sea views, a fitness center and sauna, large parking garage and outdoor pool! The hotel is located in the old town of Kaleiçi, close to all attractions. Prices from € 47 * per night for a double room.

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