The Antalya region is known as the Turkish Riviera and has been complimented for it’s natural beauty throughout the ages. A region steeped in history and boasting some of Europe’s finest beaches it is easy to see why Antalya holidays are so popular.
The city of Antalya itself is among the most visited in the world, attracting millions of visitors each year and there is plenty for them to see. With over 2,000 years of diverse history, a rich culture and natural beauty Antalya has got everything. Perfect for couples and families Antalya holidays offer something for everybody.
Along the coast from Antalya town are some of Turkey’s most popular beach resorts all with their own attractions and charms. Historic sites and monuments, bustling bazaars and markets, quality restaurants and fantastic hotels all set on kilometres of golden sands. Resorts such as Side, Kemer, Lara and Belek are all easily accessible from Antalya and all hold their own individual allure.
Antalya is the perfect summer holiday destination with temperatures rarely dipping below 20 degrees Celsius between May & October and hitting an average of 28 degrees Celsius in July and August. Perfect for a beach holiday in the sun with the added attraction of plenty things to see and do away from the beach.
The largest attraction for those on Antalya holidays is the region’s beaches, boasting golden sands and clear waters many holidaymakers enjoy nothing more than relaxing under the hot summer sun listening to the lapping of the waves. As with all good beach destinations there are a variety of water sports on offer on Antalya holidays, from jet-skiing or scuba diving to lazy boat cruises, there is an aqua activity for all.
Antalya city and the surrounding beach resort towns are rich in history offering many interesting excursions. Ancient sites like Hadrian’s Gate and the Roman buildings in Perse and Aspendos offer impressive insights into Roman life and architecture. Another popular excursion is a trip to the nearby island of Kekova to see the ancient sunken city, a unique attraction which is definitely worth a visit.
Shopping in Antalya is an experience with the unique atmosphere of the buzzing Turkish Bazaar an excellent place to grab a bargain souvenir of your holiday.
For those on family holidays to Antalya there are a number of aqua parks and amusement areas including the Troy aquapark which offers a Dolphin show so you can see these amazing creatures show off their tricks.