The Top 8 Things To See And Do In Antalya

Updated 4 March 2020 | by Lara McComish

Antalya, Turkey

All eyes on Antalya. Ain't it a beauty? From lazy beach days to hiking the Lycian Way, take a look at what this treasure on Turkey's famous Turquoise Coast has to offer. 

1. Explore Its Bunch Of Beaches 

Konyaalti Beach in Antalya, Turkey

You want beaches? Antalya has got plenty! And whatever you're after, there's definitely a sandy stretch to suit every holiday. Try on ÇıralıKonyaaltı, Patara or Lara Beach for size... 

2. Pay A Visit To An Iconic Roman Theatre

Aspendos theatre in Antalya, Turkey

Antalya offers a fascinating insight into Turkey's past. Nowhere else is this more significant than in the grounds of Aspendos. As one of the most important Roman theatres, history and culture marry at Aspendos, thanks to regular classical music performances. 

3. Visit a local mosque 

Yivli Minareli Mosque in Antalya

Perched overlooking much of the town, Yivli Minareli Mosque showcases the best of a 13th-century Seljuk stone carving. The mosques placed around the town offer yet another glimpse into Antalya's deep history.

4. Gaze at awe-inspiring waterfalls 

Upper Duden Waterfall in Antalya

The Duden Waterfalls are a tropical oasis that ooze romance. Walk behind the cascading waters at the Upper Duden Waterfall or see the Lower Duden Waterfall spill into the sea from lovely Lara Beach

5. Walk The Lycian Way

The Lycian Way in Turkey

After something a little more active? The legendary Lycian Way hiking trail boasts a steeply inclined trek with the most beautiful views. 

6. Snap A Pic Of Hadrian's Gate 

Hadrian's Gate in Antalya, Turkey

The remarkable Hadrian's Gate is a famous arch leading to Kaleiçi. This beautiful historic monument was built as a tribute to the Roman emperor Hadrian - no prizes for originality on the name front though...

7. Meander Around A Museum

The Antalya Museum in Antalya, Turkey

The Antalya Museum is one of Turkey's largest and grandest museums. Plus, it has an impressive curation of archaeological artefacts that history buffs will love to ponder over. 

8. Lounge in Karaalioglu Park

Karaalioglu Park in Antalya, Turkey

This bustling urban green space is a great place to have some downtime - be it chilling with the family or a leisurely stroll. Plus, it offers yet more amazing views of a pretty amazing city. 

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