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Top attractions in Antalya

Top 10 things to do in Antalya

Among its many resorts, ruins, beaches, and canyons, you'd have to try pretty hard to be bored in Antalya! This coastal city at the foot of the Taurus Mountains is one of Turkey's most popular tourist destinations. Here are ten reasons why!

  • Kaleiçi

    1. Kaleiçi

    The Old Town is a great place to explore independent art galleries and boutiques among monumental structures that survived from the Ottoman, Byzantine, and even Roman empires.

  • Old Harbor

    2. Old Harbor

    To Kaleiçi's south lies an ancient Roman harbor dating back to the second century BC. It was used for trade up until the 20th century, and is still a popular yachting marina!

  • Termessos

    3. Termessos

    Termessos isn't only one of Turkey's best-preserved ancient cities. At the top of Mount Güllük, it offers an array of rare plant and animal species, as well as spectacular views!

  • Perga

    4. Perga

    Another impressive ancient site in the Antalya province is the capital of former Pamphylia. Book a day-trip to explore its Agora, Nymphaeum, Roman theater, and many other ruins!

  • Düden Waterfalls

    5. Düden Waterfalls

    Unlike most rivers, the waters of the Düden empty into the Mediterranean by cascading over Antalya's coastal cliffs. It's one of the region's most unmissable natural sights!

  • Cappadocia

    6. Cappadocia

    Another natural wonder within reach is the sun-scorched Cappadocia, renowned for its extraordinary fairy-chimney rock formations!

  • Yivliminare Mosque

    7. Yivliminare Mosque

    The 14-century mosque's eponymous "fluted minaret" is one of Antalya's most iconic landmarks. Located in Kaleiçi, there's no excuse not to add it to your sightseeing checklist!

  • Göynük Canyon

    8. Göynük Canyon

    The Göynük National Park is yet another of Antalya's natural treasures, but also a recreational hotspot. Hike, swim, or even zipline across its pristine landscape!

  • Phaselis

    9. Phaselis

    The ancient Lycian city was an important trading post under Alexander the Great, but its exquisite beaches are as much an attraction as its extensive ruins.

  • Antalya Archaeological Museum

    10. Antalya Archaeological Museum

    One of Turkey's most popular museums tells Antalya's extraordinary history through its excavated relics. With a dedicated children's museum, it won't bore the little ones either!

Frequently asked questions about Antalya

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Planning Your Visit

  • Best time to visit?

    Antalya is Turkey's most popular coastal resort for a reason – it's one of the country's sunniest cities! Summer temperatures frequently exceed 35°C (95°F), so if you're used to a cooler climate, you'll probably find late spring (April to May) a lot more tolerable.

  • How many days?

    There's a lot to see and do in Antalya, so book a week in order to enjoy the beaches and natural attractions without having to hurry your sightseeing!

Good to know

  • Language
    Turkish
  • Currency
    Turkish Lira (₺)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +90
  • Best time to visit
    Spring is the best time to avoid the intense summer heat, but still enjoy some warm, sunny weather!

Sightseeing in Antalya

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What people are saying about Antalya

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,820 reviews

It was so nice ! the captain was very attentive and tried to be as helpful as possible as I was with my little one. the places we went to swim were all amazing and even if it was mid August the weather was still gorgeous. There was a lot of music and we has onboard a bunch of people who kept the party going. overall it was a fun day :)

extremely good trip to Pamukkale. 8 persons in the small bus during pandemic was extremely great choice. Tour guide and driver really all the time followed to all hygiene rules and asked us do same, thanks them. Very good history overview during the trip, enough pit stops.

Well organized, with a fun, attentive, experienced team. They carried our 6 years old through the water and the roughs of the terrain on their backs … Great water course both for rafting and for swimming .

Super nice day, the instructors were great, the food was very good, the descent lasts only 2 hours, a little short. But really great activity with friends or family.

My tour guide was not only an amazing guide but an amazing person. I was traveling alone and I had so much fun and learned so much. Highly recommend this tour.