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What to see in Antalya

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What to see in Antalya

Editor: Rasim Terzi (Wed, Jun 14, 2023 1:39 PM)

What to see in Antalya 

What to see in Antalya

Antalya indeed offers a diverse range of activities and attractions for visitors. Here's a summary of the key activities you mentioned:

1. **Antalya Old Town:**
   - Located around the marina, it offers boat trips in the Mediterranean waters.
   - Features landmarks such as Hadrian's Gate, the truncated minaret, and the fluted minaret.
   - Offers vibrant nightlife with bars and discos.

2. **Ancient Cities around Antalya:**
   - Numerous ancient cities such as Patara, Xantos, Letton, Kas, Aperia, Kaleüç Mouth, Myra, Olympos, Phaselis, Termessos, Attalos, Perge, Selge, Aspendos, and Side.

3. **Antalya Archaeology Museum:**
   - Houses artifacts from various ancient cities, including impressive sarcophagi and the Hercules statue.
   - A must-visit for those with limited time to explore multiple ancient sites.

4. **Inns around Antalya:**
   - Evdirhan, Kırkgözhan, Alarahan, Yenice Han, Serapsu Han, Kargihan, catering to the needs of traders and caravans.

5. **Natural Beauties in Antalya:**
   - Over 500 caves in the Taurus mountain range, with the Karain Cave being historically significant.
   - Waterfalls like Düden, Kurşunlu, and Manavgat, formed by rivers from the Taurus Mountains.
   - Cliffs along the Mediterranean coast, visible through boat tours.

6. **Beaches around Antalya:**
   - Olympos and Phalis beaches offering a blend of sea, sand, and history.
   - Natural beaches like Kaputaş, and city beaches such as Konyaaltı and Lara.

7. **Sports Activities in Antalya:**
   - Skiing in the Taurus Mountains alongside beach activities.
   - Rafting in Taurus Mountain rivers, canoeing in districts like Kaş and Kalkan.
   - Traditional oil wrestling in the Serik district.

8. **Sea and Diving Activities in Antalya:**
   - Boat tours exploring ancient underwater sites like Simena.
   - Diving activities, particularly renowned in Kaş with sites like the sunken French Warship.
   - Aquaparks and dolphin/seal shows for family entertainment.

9. **Festivals in Antalya:**
   - Golden Orange Film Festival, hosting Turkish cinema stars.
   - International Ballet and Opera Festival at the ancient theater of Aspendos.
   - Other festivals like the Guitar Festival, Choir Festival, Sand Sculpture Festival, Oil Wrestling Festivals, Carnival, Bicycle Festival, and Piano Festival.

Antalya provides a rich blend of history, nature, adventure, and cultural experiences for all types of travelers.


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