Things to do in
Antalya

This Mediterranean coastal city blends clear blue waters with a historical old town and Roman-era treasures.

Our most recommended things to do in Antalya

Antalya/Kemer: Suluada Island Small-Group Boat Tour w/ Lunch

1. Antalya/Kemer: Suluada Island Small-Group Boat Tour w/ Lunch

Join a boat tour from Antalya and spend the day exploring the bays surrounding Suluada Island. Relax in the sun, swim in warm ocean waters, and enjoy lunch on the boat. Start your excursion with a convenient pickup from your hotel or head straight to the meeting point. Then, hop aboard a compact sailboat and head out to sea as you make your way toward Suluada Island. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the 45-minute cruise from the mainland to the island, where your first stop takes you to Paradise Bay. Swim, go snorkeling, or simply stay on the boat and admire the views. After around 30 to 40 minutes here, your tour continues with a stop at Waterfall Bay. Once again, you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your time here and enjoy the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Savor a 3-course lunch served aboard the boat before heading off to your third and final stop, Maldives Beach. This idyllic spot gets its name from the crystal-clear waters and white sandy beach, reminiscent of landscapes found in the Indian Ocean islands of the same name. Your tour comes to an end with a return cruise to the port in Adrasan and a return journey to your hotel if you started your day with a hotel pickup. 

Antalya: Ziplining, Rafting, Jeep Tour & Quad Safari w/Lunch

2. Antalya: Ziplining, Rafting, Jeep Tour & Quad Safari w/Lunch

Take in the scenery of Turkey's waterways, countryside, and mountain trails on several different tour options, all of which include ziplining and rafting over a 14 KM trail. Start your day at an ancient bridge that you'll see with your guide near the start of the rafting point. Stop for photos at the site before continuing to your rafting experience. Begin your 14 KM rafting trip and zip through 10 different sections of rapids. Take breaks in between areas to swim. Next, grab hold of your zipline and soar over the ground. Learn from your instructors every detail about the zipline's features and safety. Next, any other adventures will be based on which option you choose to purchase for this tour. Try driving a Jeep through dust, rocky paths, and mud. Take a buggy through a mountain trail. Or, choose to skip the Jeep ride and choose just the buggy. Finally, you'll be delivered back to your hotel (if you chose this option) and can expect photos from the day of adventure through the countryside, air, and water, delivered to you at your hotel.

Antalya/Kemer: Suluada Island Boat Trip with BBQ Lunch

3. Antalya/Kemer: Suluada Island Boat Trip with BBQ Lunch

Get out into nature on a boat trip from Antalya. Explore Suluada Island, cruise through Akseki Bay, and visit the mythical Love Cave for a refreshingly cool swim. Meet your driver at your hotel and head to the port. After boarding, cruise into the Mediterranean and enjoy a relaxing ride through secluded bays that are home to Careta Turtles. Once you arrive at Suluada Island, hop off the boat and explore. Swim in its turquoise waters, relax on white sands, and take postcard-perfect photos. After some free time, return to the boat and head towards Akseki Bay. As you cruise, enjoy a mouth-watering lunch. Cruise into Akseki Bay and head straight to the Love Cave. According to local myth, the teardrops of a girl who was forced to separate from her boyfriend filled the cave. Go for a refreshing swim in the cave's cold water before sailing back to port.

Antalya/Kemer: Old City, Waterfalls, Olympos Cable Car, Boat

4. Antalya/Kemer: Old City, Waterfalls, Olympos Cable Car, Boat

Enjoy a guided tour of bustling Antalya, known for its breathtaking Mediterranean coastline, traditional coffee, and winding Old Town streets. Ascend a 2365-meter high hill on the Olympos Cable Car, enjoy lunch , wander the historic streets of Kaleici, and discover rushing waterfalls. The tour begins with an airconditioned bus ride from your hotel to Antalya's city center. Upon arrival, board the Olympos Cable Car and ascend a 2365-meter-high hill, taking in picturesque views of the harbor and Mediterranean sea. Relax with a coffee or tea at the local cafe or wander the hilltop. Continue to Kaleici Old Town to visit Hadrianus Gate, a historic arch built in 130 BC to welcome Emperor Hadrin. Feast your eyes on the Fluted Minaret's Selijuk architecture and a 9th-century medieval clock tower. Use your time to join relaxing boat trip or to visit local shops, walk the streets, or stroll along the harbor. Then it's time to visit the Lower Duden waterfall in the Lara district, which empties into the Mediterranean Sea from towering, 40-meter-high cliffs. Take a photo at the waterfalls and visit Lara beach before boarding the bus and heading back to your hotel.

From Antalya/Kemer: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour with Lunch

5. From Antalya/Kemer: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour with Lunch

Discover the incredible natural setting of Pamukkale and the ancient settlement of Hierapolis on a day trip from the Antalya or Kemer region. Your guide will help you to understand the fascinating history and provide extra insight into this special area. Begin with pickup from your hotel or from the meeting point in the early morning before driving for a few hours until you reach Pamukkale. The dreamlike landscape is filled with fantastic stalactites and white terraces with flowing water. The healing properties of this area have been recognized for centuries and have long attracted visitors to the area. Experience the rejuvenating and calming effect of the mineral water. In the past, even Cleopatra made the trip to experience this unique setting. The ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis in Anatolia also provide spectacular views. In addition to learning about the history of this place, find out more about religion and culture in contemporary Turkey.

From Antalya or Kemer: Suluada Island Boat Trip with Lunch

6. From Antalya or Kemer: Suluada Island Boat Trip with Lunch

Join a boat trip to Suluada Island and soak up this fantastic Mediterranean setting with transportation from Antalya or Kemer included. Take in the sights of the surrounding bays, swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters, and watch the wooden boats from Adrasan. The island of Suluada is one of the most beautiful in the region and is covered in lush forests. The water sparkles like glass and is so clear that you can see the bottom of the ocean. Suluada is sometimes referred to as the 'Turkish Maldives' because of the sparkling bay. Begin with pickup and take a bus ride up to Adrasan port where the boat departs from if you choose the related option or arrive the port directly. Sail toward the island and take your first swim in the beautiful waters. Enjoy further swimming breaks at the island's western and spring water beaches. Enjoy a lunch on board with vegetarian options available. On the way back from Suluada, take one last swimming break in the beautiful Hacivat Bay. The formation of its rocks resembles Hacivat, the lead character in a traditional Turkish shadow play.

Antalya: City Tour with Cable Car, Boat Trip, and Waterfall

7. Antalya: City Tour with Cable Car, Boat Trip, and Waterfall

Embark on an extraordinary journey through the natural wonders and rich history of Antalya with our full-day City and Waterfall Tour. Your adventure begins with a visit to the awe-inspiring Lower Duden Waterfall, a majestic 30-meter cascade that elegantly plunges into the turquoise embrace of the sea. Here, you'll have the opportunity to capture breathtaking photos of this magnificent natural spectacle, creating lasting memories that will leave you in awe. From there, we venture to the captivating heart of Antalya, Kaleici. Immerse yourself in a bygone era as you wander its charming streets, surrounded by iconic landmarks such as the grand Hadrian’s Gate, the timeless Clock Tower, the historic Kesik Minare, and ancient city walls that whisper tales of centuries past. Stepping through the cobblestone streets is like a journey back in time to the 2nd century, where the city's rich heritage comes alive before your eyes. After your historical voyage, savor some leisure time to stroll the quaint cobbled streets, explore local treasures, or simply bask in the ambiance of this enchanting old town. Following your exploration of the Lower Duden Waterfall, get ready for the next chapter of your adventure as we embark on a captivating 45-minute to 1-hour boat trip departing from Antalya's old harbor. Glide gracefully along the coastline, treated to picturesque views of the city's historic district from a truly enchanting vantage point. Our journey continues with a delightful interlude as we gather for a sumptuous lunch at a traditional local restaurant. Savor the flavors of the region while sharing stories and creating new memories with fellow travelers. To crown this extraordinary day, ascend to new heights with a breathtaking Tünektepe Cable Car ride. Marvel at the panoramic views that unfold before you, capturing the stunning landscapes and sparkling sea vistas that Antalya is renowned for. Join us on this City and Waterfall Tour for a day filled with natural beauty, historical marvels, delectable cuisine, and the thrill of an elevated perspective. It's an experience that will not only stay etched in your heart but also in the frames of your camera, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Antalya: Sightseeing City Tour with Cable Car and Boat Trip

8. Antalya: Sightseeing City Tour with Cable Car and Boat Trip

Interesting history, engaging culture, and a flawless authentic atmosphere are among the things you can expect to experience when joining the Antalya City Tour. The excursion is available on a daily basis and begins during the morning. For your own convenience, transfer services are part of the price. During the day, you will receive a comprehensive overview of the city’s most famous and important sites. You will also have some free time to shop souvenirs, visit sites on your own, or even enjoy a cup of traditional Turkish coffee or tea at one of the charming places where locals go. The old town of Antalya is one of the main attractions of the city. During your time there, you are free to walk around and visit the landmark spots. The guide can offer recommendations that suits your interest. In the old town, you can visit Hadrian’s Gate, the Clock and Bramn Tower, as well as the Yivliminare Mosque.For the best panorama of Antalya, a cable car ride is also included in the price. From the top of the mountain, expect to witness the outstanding beauty of Antalya, so get your camera ready! The schedule also includes a visit at the infamous Duden with a boat. The waterfalls are truly impressive, as the water falls from a 45-meter height into the Mediterranean Sea. Antalya City Tour finishes during the afternoon, with a drop off service at your place of accommodation.

From Antalya: 2-Day Cappadocia, Cave Hotel, & Balloon Tour

9. From Antalya: 2-Day Cappadocia, Cave Hotel, & Balloon Tour

Wishing to visit Cappadocia, but your schedule is strict? Worry no more! With our Antalya to Cappadocia 2-days Tour, you can make it happen. Visit and explore the main sites of the region, with an interesting and informative 2-day excursion. Want to know the best part? This tour is guided by a local, fluent in English guide who is in charge to explain important and fun facts about the places of interest. Cappadocia is one of the most famous destinations in the country, and there is no wonder why! During this 2-day excursion, you will visit some of the region’s most famous valleys and admire fairy chimneys and rock formations. Underground cities, panoramic locations, and other important sites in terms of history and culture are also included in the schedule. For an unforgettable experience, and since you are in Cappadocia, you may also join the hot air balloon flight, at an extra cost. Cappadocia is definitely one of the most charming and atmospheric regions, and this tour provides the best experience for you and your loved ones. "Day-1" Departure from Antalya hotels by comfortable air-conditioned bus Breakfast at the restaurant Visit to the underground city Visit to Uchisar fortress Panoramic stop at Pigeon Valley Lunch in Avanos city at a local Turkish restaurant Stop in the Valley of Love Visit to the Derwent Valley (Valley of Fantasy) Sightseeing tour of the city of Avanos Visit to the pottery workshop Visit to the Valley of the Monks Arrival at the hotel Dinner at the hotel Visit to the restaurant, show program – folklore of Anatolia “Night in Cappadocia” (for an additional fee – optional) "Day-2" Hot air balloon ride or Balloon parade (for an additional fee – optional) Breakfast at the hotel (buffet) Panoramic stop Uchguzel – Three Beauties Visiting the rock city of Chavushin, as well as the Church of St. John the Baptist Visit to the stone center of Anatolia Stop for lunch Return to Antalya

Turkey (Türkiye): eSim Mobile Data Roaming Plan

10. Turkey (Türkiye): eSim Mobile Data Roaming Plan

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What people are saying about Antalya

Overall rating

4.3
(4,340 reviews)

Oliver was amazing to speak to, and truely knew what he was talking about, to the point that he had perfect directions and knowledge of the traffic of Antalya. Truly were blessed to have spoken with him and would recommend all Brits to ask for him by name. Kartal was very funny and informative and, most of all, he was very helpful. Would recommend everyone to book a boat trip with them without any doubt. They went above and beyond and our trip to the islands that made it a bit more special and memorable. Will definitely be coming back and booking with the same team. From Yunus, Ray and Miz

The pools of Pamukkale were stunning and one of those ‘must experience’ travel moments. Heirapolis was expansive with fascinating ruins. Our guide Kaan was clear, had a nice dry sense of humour, and most importantly was genuine. The biggest compliment we can make is that we’re writing this review whilst still on the bus home. The tour was as written, including a good buffet lunch (luner) and a stop at a shop before heading back to Antalya. A must do tour if you’re staying in Antalya.

Very good experience, I took the transfer + Flight option (115€) but ultimately the meal (without drinks) and the free hours were included (2 hours), just paid 30€ for entry per person to Pamukkale and Herapolis. Departure was at 1:40 a.m., they were 10 minutes late so he called me to let me know. The van is comfortable. The guide is very good, attentive and makes a lot of effort for those who do not understand English well. Thank you so much AHMET, you are the best. Lyza

Everything was good . Our guide Ahmed was very kind , patient and knowledgeable. Big kudos to him and our driver . Please be aware that you will have to pay at least 30 euros to enter Pamukale and heropolis. We also opted to swim in the cleopatra pool which was exceptionally pleasant. The only downside to this trip was the lunch . Food quality was meh ..

It was smashing, would recommend, deffo go for the higher jump