The Top 8 Things To See And Do In Antalya
by Lara McComish | Updated 04 March 2020 | Posted in Family Holidays, Turkey, General
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
You want beaches? Antalya has got plenty! And whatever you're after, there's definitely a sandy stretch to suit every holiday. Try on Çıralı, Konyaaltı, Patara or Lara Beach for size...
2. Pay A Visit To An Iconic Roman Theatre
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
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
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
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
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 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
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.