Things to do in Antalya
Excursions in Antalya, Turkey
Antalya tourist hotel areas as a city but not as a region; Kundu, Lara, Antalya center and Antalya Old Town (Kaleiçi) and Konyaaltı. Tourist hotels are located in these towns. These resorts cover an area of approximately 20 km from the west to the east of Antalya.
Antalya things to do
The city of Antalya is located on the cliffs. The shores in the city center are rocky and there is no beach. Beaches are on the west and east side of the city. The beach clubs in the city center have the opportunity to swim from the rocks, there is no beach. The beaches are seen from Lara Örnekköy on the east and from the Konyaaltı beach on the west. The sea is very clean all over Antalya, and you can swim from anywhere in Antalya. There is no waste water pollution in Antalya seas.
Antalya day trips
Vacationers who come to Antalya city encounter a big city in the first minute, but this never causes stress for any holidaymaker. The beauty of Antalya city can be felt from the first minutes.
Things to do in Antalya, Turkey
Antalya offers rich holiday activities and tour opportunities for holidaymakers. The list of places to see in Antalya is rich. There are many important places that vacationers should see during their vacation, but no vacationer can provide the opportunity to see them all in a limited time. A lot of people talk about a lot of places to see on social media, but honestly it wouldn't be bad if you don't see some of them. As Vigo Tours, it is our duty to support holidaymakers in this regard. Our recommendations are for you to experience important Antalya holidays possible within a limited vacation time. We consider this issue as an important task for Antalya vacationers and we have done our best in this regard and we will continue to do so. Our mission is to make sure you spend your holiday time in the best way, rather than selling our tours. We try to inform you as accurately as possible. To ensure this, Vigo Tours team will always be at your service.
Vigo Tours has lots of enjoyable Things to do in Antalya for families.
Things to do in Antalya province
During your Antalya holiday, you can take a tour of Antalya city and see many important corners and points of this attractive city.
In this tour you will experience the following;
the famous upper Düden waterfall,
360 degree Antalya panorama from Tünektepe mountain at 530 altitude with Tünektepe cable car,
Old Town, called Kaleiçi (inner castle) in Turkish,
and the ancient marina,
The republic square surrounding the ancient marina,
and Antalya oriental bazaars,
1 hour boat tour from Antalya ancient marina,
and lower Düden waterfall.
We seem to hear that you have a question about what else is in Antalya. Yes, there are many. Let's write:
Termessos ancient city
35 km north from Antalya is the extraordinarily impressive ancient city of Termessos. It is a highly interesting place, but there is almost no possibility to join an organized tour from the city to the ancient city of Termessos. You will either request a private tour from a tour company or rent a car and go yourself. From the parking lot, you will have to walk for about 20 minutes to the ancient city of Termessos with a steep path. The walk is a bit difficult.
Karain cave is located 33 km north of Antalya. During the excavations carried out in the Karain cave, it was found that the region was a settlement center 500 thousand years ago. There is no one-day tour organized from Antalya to Karain cave. You can go there by private tour or by renting a car.
Perge ancient city
Perge ancient city is 16 km east of Antalya, in the town of Aksu on the road to Side and Alanya. Known as "Parha" during the Hittite period, the city became one of the most organized and important cities of Anatolia in the Roman Period. The sculptures found in the excavations in the ancient city, which is famous for its magnificent architecture and amazing marble sculpture, made Antalya Museum one of the most important sculpture museums. There are regular tours to the ancient city of Perge, and this tour is Perge, Aspendos and Side, and is organized as a full day tour.
Kurşunlu waterfall is one of the famous waterfalls of Antalya and is on the road from Aksu to Isparta, 20 km north-east of Antalya. The waterfall was opened for visits in 1986. The height of the waterfall is about 20 meters, and the region is like a botanical park. The visit to Kurşunlu waterfall is included in the Perge Aspendos and Side tour program, but from July and August until the first rains there is almost no water in the waterfall, and therefore Manavgat waterfall is made instead of Kurşunlu waterfall in the tour program. Antalya Turkey City.
Düden waterfall is 10 km away from Antalya city center, and is among Antalya settlements. Düden waterfall, which almost every holidaymaker wants to see, is known as Alexander the great waterfall and the upper Düden waterfall. You can see the Düden waterfall by joining our Antalya city tour or you can go there by private or public transportation facilities.
Kaleiçi and the ancient marina
Kaleiçi is the old settlement of Antalya. Its name in Turkish is "inner castle". The walls that surround Kaleiçi from inside and outside are Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman works. There are about 3000 houses within the walls of Kaleiçi. The characteristic architecture of Kaleiçi houses gives an idea of the amazing architectural history of Antalya, and reflects the city's lifestyle, traditions and customs in the best way. Today, the buildings in Kaleiçi, which is an important touristic entertainment center, are used as boutique hotels, restaurants, bars, cafeterias, pensions, shopping points, handcrafted souvenir shops, and residences without deteriorating their original architecture. You can see Kaleiçi in your free time in our Antalya city tour program.
Tunektepe cable car
Tünektepe is within the boundaries of the city of Antalya, and is a 530 altitude hill on the Kemer road. You can reach Tünektepe by cable car and there is a cafe that rotates 360 degrees above. Here you can take a panorama for astonishingly beautiful landscapes. Tünektepe cable car is included in our Antalya city tour program.
The ancient city of Aspendos and the ancient theater of Aspendos
Aspendos ancient theater is 46 km away from Antalya, on the east side of Antalya, on the road from Antalya to Side and Alanya. Located in the ancient city of Aspendos, Aspendos ancient theater is famous for being the best preserved Roman theater not only of Anatolia but of the whole Mediterranean world. The city of Aspendos tried to resist Alexander the Great through fraudulent methods, but in the end, they accepted the defeat and accepted the tax debt with the famous horses and gold raised in the city. The heyday of the city is undoubtedly the Roman Empire period, when the famous theater and waterways were built. You can see the ancient city of Aspendos and the ancient city of Aspendos on our Perge, Aspendos and Side tour departing from Antalya.
Tahtali mountain and Olympos cable car
Olympos cable car substation is near Kemer and 61 km from Antalya. The cable car ride from the lower station at 800 altitude to Tahtalı Mountain at an altitude of 2365 meters takes approximately 11 minutes. You should experience the 360-degree magnificent view on the top of Tahtalı mountain. The summit is under snow in the winter months, the cable car runs also in the winter. How about playing snowballs at the top? You can have a great time in the panoramic cafe located at the summit. We have a daily tour from Antalya for the Tahtalı mountain summit with Olympos cable car.
Olympos ancient city and Çıralı Yanartaş (Mount Chimaera)
Olympos ancient city is 80 km away from Antalya. There is a long Çıralı beach in front of the ancient city of Olympos, and this is the place where the caretta caretta turtles lay their eggs. There are many small boutique hotels and pensions, and tree pensions in the town. Yanartaş is about 5 km from here. Yanartaş, which has been an eternal fire for centuries, can be reached from the parking lot with a half-hour trail walk (1400 meters). Yanartaş is 230 meters above sea level. No tours are organized from Antalya to the ancient city of Olympos and Çıralı Yanartaş mountain (Mount Chimaera). You can go there with a private tour or your own transportation.
Phaselis ancient city
The ancient city of Phaselis is within the boundaries of Kemer town, 60 km from Antalya. It is known that the ancient city was founded by the Rhodesians in the 7th century BC. The portraits, agoras, and ship descriptions of the ancient city on city coins show that Phaselis was a large commercial port. The ancient city has been a city of welfare that lasted for 300 years from 43 BC and the Roman period. There is no organized tour from Antalya for the ancient city of Phaselis, but we take a break for both swimming and lunch in Phaselis bay during our boat tour from Antalya. And during this break in our boat tour, you can visit the ancient city of Phaselis. The ancient city visit is provided by a zodiac boat on our boat and is paid.
Side ancient city, Apollo temple and Manavgat waterfall
Side ancient city is 75 km away from Antalya. It is known that the ancient city of Side was founded on the peninsula called Selimiye today, in the 7th century BC. Side was the most important port city of Pamphylia in ancient times. Magnificent ancient structures can be seen at every point of Side. Apollo temple, ancient theater, and Side museum are places to see in Side. The architectural structure of the ancient theater of Side is the same as the ancient theater in Rome, Italy, and this style of ancient theater architecture is not seen anywhere else in the world. Side Ancient city can be seen in our Perge, Aspendos and Side tour organized from Antalya.
The Manavgat waterfall is 82 km away from Antalya and is located on the Manavgat river passing through the town of Manavgat. It is visited by thousands of people every day during the summer. In winter, visiting the waterfall is not possible due to high water levels. There are 3 options for visiting Manavgat waterfall from Antalya;
By participating in Manavgat bazaar and river boat tour departing from Antalya,
Perge, Aspendos and Side tour program departing from Antalya (August and September only), or you can go by private tour or your own transportation.
Best things to do in Antalya, Turkey
Apart from the places mentioned in this article, there are many places to see in the Antalya region. The main question is; Do we have time to see it all? The answer will likely be "no".
By visiting the Vigo Tours web page according to the location of your hotel, you can see our tours organized to places worth seeing in the Antalya region and participate in these tours.
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