Top things to do in Antalya

Top things to do in Antalya

Top things to do in Antalya

Nestled between the sea and the rocky mountain, Antalya is an ideal getaway for nature and history aficionados. The city also has an entertainment and fun side which will make you come back to this Mediterranean coastal town. Offering a blend of bustling metropolitan area and a quiet old town, Antalya offers you a unique travel experience. The rustic charm and the stunning architecture of the ancient part of the city will take you to a bygone era. Antalya is a combination of tranquil greenish blue water beaches on one side; rough mountains on the other side and the beautiful land in between. Antalya has something or the other for satisfying everyone’s taste and expectations. The metropolitan culture of the city will make you feel at home in a foreign land. Antalya’s food is a combination of Turkish and Mediterranean ingredients and cooking styles. Olive oil, herbs, spices, fresh vegetables and other produce from the local farmers are sure to tickle the taste buds and leave a zest in your mouth. From budget shopping to splurging on international goods, from fake brands to originals, from carpets and jewelry to fruits and Turkish sweets, there is everything to satisfy the shopaholic in Antalya.

Antalya Museum:

One of Turkey's largest museums, Antalya Museum comprises of 13 halls extended over an area of 75,000 square feet, displaying significant artworks of Pamphylia and Mediterranean history and preserves around 30,000 artefacts that are not on display. But the sculptured sarcophagus with the marble statues is sure to leave you mesmerized.

Kaleici:

The historic city along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea has structures dating from the Roman era and is a distinct picture from the old Antalya. Kaleici is a protected area with some very important historic buildings and landmarks. There are many modern entertainment areas, including pubs, shops, and restaurants.

Murat Pasa Mosque:

The Ottoman mosque is a fine reserve of history and Ottoman architecture. Inside the dome, the inner walls represent Turkish-Seljuk calligraphy art, with day trips that explore the beautiful monument. Standing in the heart of the city, the mosque is a must-visit while you are in Antalya.

Ancient City of Perga:

Earlier the capital of the ancient Antalya, this archaeological site comprises of an acropolis that goes back to the Bronze Age. On the outskirts of the ruins lies the Artemis Temple and also consists of hammams, bath houses, an agora and a colonnaded street which are very captivating tourist spots.

Duden Waterfalls:

The sound of the water reverberates as the Duden River cascades from the Taurus Mountains forming the group of Duden Waterfalls. With a botanic garden and caves surrounding the site, it also has tables and benches placed in the garden making it an excellent picnic spot. Visit this place for an unforgettable experience on your visit to Antalya.

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