Antalya: with a history dating back to 133 BC and a name meaning “Home of Attalos” referring to the founder of the city Attalos, is a peaceful city situated at the slopes of the Taurus Mountains rich in scenic beauties and historical monuments.

Antalya which can be visited any season, is an indispensable touristic destination particularly during the summer. This “blue” city enchants its guests with its beautiful beaches and has the longest coastline in Turkey.

The most striking feature of Antalya are the terrific palm trees of the city which cool you with their shade and accompany you with their breeze on your way. Common in Antalya and adorning the city, palm trees are a sign of the mild Mediterranean climate of the city. Hot and dry during the summer and mild and rainy during the winter the city always gives the feeling of a warm home.

Known as “paradise on earth,” you will get carried away by the splendor of the stage of Aspenodos, the oldest antique theater of Africa and Asia, and behold the glorious stream of the world famous Manavgat waterfall.

The magnificent facilities in the city offer opportunities for many sports. Especially in a city famous for its golf it is only a matter of time that balls find their target.

Antalya, one of the leading tourism destinations of Turkey, with its ever growing potential and excellent nature invites its guests for an unforgettable holiday.


Kaleiçi, the old centre of Antalya, is bordered by walls with eighty towers. In the area surrounding the wall, you can find traditional houses sitting along narrow lanes. Nowadays, the ancient port of Kaleiçi is a modern port, while Kaleiçi is the heart of the city. A place to stay, eat and have fun.

Hadrian’s Gate

It is flanked by two towers and delineates the boundaries between the modern city and Antalya’s ancient city.  Built in honour of Emperor Hadrian, who came to Antalya in 130 AD

Roman Theatre of Aspendos

The well-preserved Aspendos Theatre is the most monumental example of the construction built by Rome in Asia and Africa. According to its epigraph it was erected during the time of Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180) by architect Zenon, the son of Theodorus.

Yivli Minaret

This 13th century Seljuq work is the oldest Islamic monument in the city, which features a carved stone pedestal, grooved brick tower and turquoise majolica decorations. The Yivli minaret, symbol of Antalya, is 38 metres high and the top can be reached by climbing 90 steps.


The waterfall of Yukari Düden (Upper Waterfall) is located on the River Düden, 10 km from Antalya. The water flows in Kirkğoz and drops 20 metres. Instead, the waterfall of Aşaği Düden (Lower Waterfall) is higher than the latter and is located on Lara Road where the Düden River flows into the sea, 8 km from Antalya. Next to it is the Youth Park (Gençlik Parki). The Kurşunlu Falls are 18 metres high and forms 7 ponds. Ideal for eco-tourism or nature walks.


Konyaaltı beach is located 3 km from Antalya whilst Lara beach (12 km long) is found east of Antalya. It has fine sand and is surrounded by a pine forest. Topçam beach, which is east of Antalya, can be reached by car in 15 minutes.
Surrounded by a forest, there are diving spots on the beach in front of Sıçan Island. The beaches of Mermerli and Adalar are smaller beaches.
The rocky beach of Adalar is close to Karaalioğlu Park, while Mermerli beach is at the foot of the park itself.