Antalya Overview

Antalya is a very important city in terms of tourism, located on the Mediterranean coast in southern Turkey. It welcomes millions of local and foreign tourists every year with its historical and cultural riches, natural beauties, beaches, holiday centres, museums, ancient cities and many other attractions. Places to visit in Antalya include

Kaleici: Kaleiçi, the historical district of Antalya, is home to many historical buildings from the Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman periods. Sights include bougainvillea-lined streets, wooden houses with bay windows, a historic clock tower, a fluted minaret, Hadrian’s Gate, and a historic harbour and marina.

Antalya Museum: Antalya Museum, one of the most important museums of Antalya, is presented to its visitors with its exhibition hall, open-air gallery and garden in an area of 30,000 square metres. More than 5000 artefacts from the ancient cities of Antalya and its surroundings from the Paleolithic Age to the Ottoman Period are exhibited in the museum.

Aspendos Theatre: Located in the Serik district of Antalya, the Aspendos Theatre was built during the Roman period and is one of the best preserved ancient theatres. With a capacity of 15,000 people, the theatre, which is remarkable for its acoustics, architecture and stage design, hosts the International Opera and Ballet Festival every year.

Ancient city of Perge: The ancient city of Perge, located in the Aksu district of Antalya, has many ruins from the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods. Structures such as the monumental gate at the entrance to the city, colonnaded streets, agora, baths, stadium, theatre, temples and cisterns attract the attention of visitors.

Olympos Ancient City: Olympos Ancient City, located in Kumluca district of Antalya, is one of the important cities of the Lycian civilisation. In addition to the ancient ruins located by the sea, the city attracts attention with its natural beauties, beach, pine forests, river and canyon. Yanartaş (Chimera), near Olympos, is famous for the fires lit by natural gases coming from underground.

Places to visit in Antalya are not limited to these. Phaselis, Xanthos, Myra, Side, Alanya, Patara, Termessos, Apollo Temple, Kekova, Duden Waterfall, Saklikent Canyon, Kursunlu Waterfall, Koprulu Canyon, Tahtali Mountain, Konyaalti Beach, Lara Beach are among the beauties of Antalya that are worth seeing.


What to buy as a gift or souvenir


Turkey’s incredible world of souvenirs will drive you crazy. Turkey is the country where there is something for everyone. You will be amazed at the variety and prices to suit every pocket.


Turkey has a history of ceramics that stretches back thousands of years, from the primitive sculpture of prehistoric Anatolia to the ornaments and tableware of the Hitites and the intricate hand-painted tiles of the Izniks. From scalloped plates to ashtrays, wall clocks to giant urns, the stunning indigo and coral patterns of Iznik are sure to catch your eye.

Turkish Rugs and Carpets

Turkey has a long and rich history of carpet making and is home to some of the most beautiful hand-knotted and hand-woven carpets in the world. Turkish carpets range from simple, bold and colourful nomadic Anatolian kilims to the more faded Usak and high-end Ottoman court silk hereke carpets. The Turkish (symmetrical) knot, also known as the Ghiordes knot, was developed here in Turkey.

Leather Goods

Turkey is one of the largest producers of quality leather products in the world. It is best known for its sheep and goat leather. You will be amazed by unusual designs that you may not see in other places.



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  • Language Turkish
  • Currency Turkish Lira, Euro, Dollar
  • Time Zone UTC+03:00
  • Drives on the Right
  • Calling code +90
  • Emergency Number 112
  • Activities Culture, History, Beach, Landscape, Nature