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Antalya Holidays

 

Antalya Holidays

Overview

Situated on the south west Mediterranean coast, Antalya is one of the jewels of Turkey, and continues to be one of the most visited cities in the world. From the Ottoman era cobbled streets to bustling shops, bars and restaurants, whatever you're hoping to achieve from your Antalya holidays, it’s all there for you to discover.

Golden ribbons of sandy beaches make way for crystal clear azure waters - perfect for the beach bods who hope to lie back on a sun lounger and watch the world go by. Meanwhile, the mosques, bazaars and Turkish hammams are ideal for visitors who wish to explore Antalya away from the busy seafront.

Whatever activities and attractions you prefer, you can be sure that holidays in Antalya will quench your thirst and help to make for an unforgettable Mediterranean escape.


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Places to Go

Capadoccia

Enjoy a trip of a lifetime away from the coastline on a holiday to Capadoccia. Originally formed from ancient volcanoes, these striking structures have been carved into dwellings over the years to create fairy chimneys and bizarre geological formations – you’re bound to be mesmerised!

Spend some time admiring the views on a once-in-a-lifetime trip in a hot air balloon, before exploring Goreme and the open air museum. Feast your eyes on the beautiful creations and cave-like habitats on your fascinating Antalya package holidays.

Antalya Castle

Explore the history and heritage of this impressive castle that is built on old Roman and Byzantine fortifications. Located on a craggy peninsula, the site includes 140 towers and a huge collection of wells and cisterns that helped to defend the castle before it became an open air museum for the general public.

Istanbul

As the only city in the world to span two continents, you can be sure that a trip to this buzzing city will be jam-packed with memorable sights and sounds. Take some time to explore the dazzlingly beautiful Blue Mosque, with its interiors adorned with blue mosaic tiles, before trying your hand at haggling for Turkish delight and sumptuous silks in the many bazaars.

Mount Nemrut

It may be a bit of a mission to get to compared with other local attractions, but the sunrise alone will be worth the visit. Often considered to be one of the best sunrise or sunsets in the world, Mount Nemrut is home to some incredible scenery as well as eight metre statues that have been preserved for all to see.

Perge

Where once stood an ancient Greek city, you’ll now discover an impressive site of ancient ruins that include an acropolis which dates back to the Bronze Age.

 

Things to Do

Relax on a Cruise

What better way to explore the local area than enjoying a cruise from Kemer Harbour. Find your sea legs and relax on deck as you sail past tranquil coves and secluded bays, before taking the plunge in the crystal clear waters and enjoy some snorkelling in the sunshine.

Splash Around in Troy Waterpark

A firm family favourite for people of all ages, Troy Waterpark lets you get that little bit closer to the dolphins as they perform an impressive routine of acrobatics and tricks.

A Night at the Opera

The Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival takes place annually, and if you're planning on booking a holiday to Antalya around the 14th June or the 15th September, you could be in for a real treat, as you’ll enjoy the arts in a venue like no other – the ancient Aspendos Theatre.

Barter in Belek's Bazaar

A trip to the Antalya region isn't the same without experiencing the magic and hubbub of a bazaar. Try your hand at haggling as you pick up some bargains in these huge markets - such as souvenirs, homewares and delicious sweets and spices.

Golf on the Green

Antalya holiday deals are a real treat for sport fanatics and lovers of the great outdoors - particularly if you appreciate golf. With plenty of courses to choose from, including one designed by the famous Nick Faldo, grab your irons and try your hand at a round of golf. Fore!

 

Top Holiday Resorts

Side

Successfully merging old and new, if you're looking for all inclusive Antalya holidays, you can find some affordable breaks here. From ancient ruins to buzzing nightlife, there's something for everyone in the heart of this bustling Mediterranean resort.

Belek

While still a relatively new resort on the Turkish Riviera, Belek is a hub of activity. As a destination, it’s becoming well-known for its mouth-watering cuisine, as well as its 16km of blue flag beaches. From incredible golf courses to nearby ancient cities, if you can peel yourself away from the sun lounger for a while then there's plenty to do.

Colakli

A mere 10 miles from Side, Colakli is a quaint village that offers peace and tranquillity to its visitors. With plenty of opportunity to catch the sun’s rays, you can play with your family on the beach and explore the stunning Mediterranean landscapes. The Manavgat caves and Green Canyon are within easy reach and provide a perfect outing for holidaymakers of all ages.

Whatever you're hoping to bring home from your holiday abroad, the Antalya region is bursting with incredible beach opportunities and picture perfect moments. Turkey doesn’t get any more delightful than this exciting holiday destination.

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