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Antalya

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

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Our most recommended things to do in Antalya

  • Antalya Quad Safari Experience

    1. Antalya Quad Safari Experience

    Experience the thrills of a quad bike tour on a ride through the magnificent and ever-changing sand dunes of the Taurus Mountains. On this 3-hour excursion, you’ll be picked up at your hotel in Kemer and transferred to the foothills of the rugged, and sometimes snow-capped, Taurus Mountains for a safety briefing before the start of your quad bike safari. Get tips on how to ride your quad bike before heading out. Explore the desert terrain of the Taurus Mountains that separate the Mediterranean coastal region of southern Turkey from the Anatolian Plateau of central Turkey, stopping to take breaks to swim or capture the scenery on your camera. After returning to the safari center you’ll be transferred back at your hotel in Antalya.

    Good organisation and not a bad trail. Overall a couple of hours of fun on the quad in the forest.

  • Antalya: Full-Day Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour & Lunch

    2. Antalya: Full-Day Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour & Lunch

    Your full day excursion begins in the early morning when you’re picked up at your Antalya hotel and begin the drive to Pamukkale. After a lunch break you’ll visit the cascading snow-white terraced cliffs of this mysterious Cotton Palace. The calcite-laden waters that had created this unreal landscape come from springs located in a 200-meter high cliff that overlooks the plain. Marvel at the mineral forests, petrified waterfalls and the series of terraced basins created by these waters. At the end of the 2nd century B.C. the kings of Pergamon established the thermal spa of Hierapolis. The ruins of the baths, temples and other Greek monuments can be seen at the site. The temples were significant trade centers for ancient Hierapolis. See the Roman theater, the Apollo temple, Roman baths, fountains and the agora. After the tour, have a chance to swim in thermal pools. An addition...

    It was a good trip overall except no breakfast provision and a very ordinary or economical lunch despite paying a hefty price for the tour. Started early morning in a comfortable transport with calm and professional driver cum tour guide. The first stopover was at Salde Lake. We loved that mesmerising place. We then stopped for the lunch before visiting Hierapolis and Pamukkale cotton castle. The guide accompanied us at all major attractions there and explained everything well and gave tips for our convenience. At the end of the tour we were dropped at the hotel as per the committed time.

  • Viking Boat Tour on the Beautiful Bays of Kemer

    3. Viking Boat Tour on the Beautiful Bays of Kemer

    Your program begins with a pick-up at your hotel and transfer to Kemer Marina, where you’ll board the Viking boat for a cruise to the ancient city of Phaselis. The duration of this activity is 6-8 hours, depending on your starting point. In the ancient Greek and Roman city you’ll find extensive ruins, including aqueducts, the agora, baths and a theater. The sheltered pebble beaches around the bays are delightful and the waters are shallow, calm and safe for swimming. After lunch you’ll head to Paradise Bay or the beautiful bay of Mehmet Ali Bükü for a swimming break. The final stop is at the Alaca Water, a pretty inlet and ideal location for another swimming and snorkeling break before returning.

    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 :)

  • Koprulu: Canyoning, Rafting, and Zip Line Adventure

    4. Koprulu: Canyoning, Rafting, and Zip Line Adventure

    Be collected at your accommodation for a 2-hour drive to the Koprulu Canyon National Park. Attend a safety briefing and receive instructions for your upcoming adventure. Discover two very different canyons. First, a narrow warm water canyon surrounded by sheer rock cliffs for canyoning. Second, a wide cold water canyon of forested cliffs and natural waterfalls. Stop several times to swim and dive into the crystal clear water and enjoy natural water slides. Play with gravity and experience an amazing zip line across the canyon.  Enjoy a lunch break to take in the beauty of the Koprulu Canyon River. The canyon course takes around 1.5 hours to complete. Then, walk through the canyon to a river for your whitewater rafting adventure. Head out onto the waters of the Köprüçay River to raft the rapids of the 14-kilometer canyon. See the 2nd-century Oluk Bridge towering 27 meters high, lending e...

    Alles ist super gelaufen. Der Guide war sehr nett und lustig. Habe mich echt gefreut.

  • Kemer Full-Day Scuba Diving Adventure

    5. Kemer Full-Day Scuba Diving Adventure

    The waters off Turkey’s southern Mediterranean coast provide an excellent opportunity for an underwater adventure. Enjoy 2 dives at different sites plus lunch on this 7-hour excursion from Kemer. Both beginners and seasoned divers can explore the underwater life in clear waters. Before making the first dive the instructor will provide a briefing on the technical details of diving. Learn how to make use of your diving gear and then experience the colorful underwater life after a few skill tests and test dives. Swim with exotic fish and explore fascinating caves. Instructors ensure that divers remain safe. It is possible to book the boat trip and lunch without the dives.

    The scuba diving trip was fun, but the communication wasn’t really that great at some points (like we had to ask several times for information about pick-up time or when it was our turn to dive etc.)

  • Koprulu Canyon Full-Day Rafting and Canyoning Tour

    6. Koprulu Canyon Full-Day Rafting and Canyoning Tour

    Enjoy an adventure away from the beaches of Antalya Province with a full-day canyoning and rafting tour in Koprulu Canyon National Park. Transfer from your hotel in Antalya, Alanya, Belek, Kemer, Manavgat or Side to a meeting point approximately 2 kilometers from the start point of your adventure. On arrival, get a safety briefing and instructions before your set off. During the day you will experience 2 very different canyons: a narrow warm water canyon surrounded by sheer rock cliffs for canyoning; and a wide cold water canyon of forested cliffs and natural waterfalls. Pause to swim and dive into crystal clear water, enjoy natural water slides and Jacuzzis, along with other fun activities. Halfway through, enjoy a break to take in the beauty of the Koprulu Canyon and Kopru River. The 1st course (Canyon Course) will take about 1.5 hours to complete. Then, walk through the canyon to a...

    The guides were really nice and always offered help when needed. Best pet was the swimming in canyon. The water was so clear but really really cold. Would definitely do it again!

  • Antalya: Full-Day City Tour

    7. Antalya: Full-Day City Tour

    Immerse yourself in Antalya's rich cultural and natural tapestry on this full-day tour in the company of an English-speaking guide. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to the Lower and Upper Duden waterfalls. Here, enjoy some free time to admire the breathtaking beauty of the falls and visit an underground river and cave. Afterward, visit an ancient olive oil factory. Later, enjoy a stroll through the narrow streets of the Old Town to experience the lifestyle of the region. Make your way to Antalya's oldest harbor, where you can enjoy a 1-hour boat trip along the coast of the city. After your boat trip, sit down to a delicious lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant before boarding a cable car for a panoramic ride over Sarısu. At the end of the day, get dropped off back at your hotel.

    It was great! Well organised and our Tour guide Hassan was great! He took his time to explain things to us and ensured that we had an enjoyable trip! Thanks to our driver too! Will defo recommend this to others

  • From Antalya: Perge, Side, Aspendos & Waterfalls Guided Tour

    8. From Antalya: Perge, Side, Aspendos & Waterfalls Guided Tour

    Visit 3 ancient cities in one day with a professional guide, followed by an excursion into nature in Kursunlu Falls National Park. Start your journey into history with a visit to the ancient city of Perge, an impressive archaeological site containing a wealth of ancient ruins, mostly dating back to the Roman period. See the gigantic amphitheater, stadium, Roman gates, city walls, Roman baths, and more. Walk through the 500-meter-long main street with numerous columns, fountains, and the acropolis dating back to the Bronze Age.   Continue on to Aspendos, situated on the banks of the Köprüçay River. Once one of the most important cities in Pamphylia, Aspendos is now a very popular tourist sight famous for the Roman amphitheatre built in 155 AD. The theatre of Aspendos is one of the best-preserved examples of Roman theatre architecture in the world. Walk up its tiered steps and admire the...

    Nice history places ,well organized, well educated, well knowing the history of each places. Polite driver, nice weather.

  • Antalya: City Tour including Waterfalls and Cable Car

    9. Antalya: City Tour including Waterfalls and Cable Car

    Your experience begins as you are picked up at around 10:00AM from your hotel, before driving to the west side of the city. Antalya is surrounded by sandy beaches, soaring mountains, and picturesque waterfalls, and this tour takes in some of these most scenic spots. Ride the cable car to the top of Tünek Tepe Mountain for a magnificent view along the coast. Afterwards, visit two different waterfalls: Düden Falls and the Kursunlu Waterfall. There will be plenty of time granted at these two waterfalls for you to explore and take photos. This tour provides you with a fantastic chance to discover the local culture as well as the ordinary life style of Turkish people. At the conclusion of your experience, your driver will return you back to your accommodation.

    We had an incredible experience on this tour. Our tour guide, Ahmed, was knowledgeable of the history of the country as well as different cultures that reside here. The time management allowed us to experience several different opportunities. The tour guide and our driver were very friendly and inclusive of everyone on the tour. We had enough time in each location for photos, conversations with locals, and tasting of local food. The Duden falls should be highlighted as a great way to begin our adventure. Ahmed shared the significance of the falls and made sure we knew where the best location was to take photos. Overall, the experience was magical. I would recommend this tour to anyone who visits Antalya. Thank you!

  • Antalya: Traditional Turkish Bath with Massages

    10. Antalya: Traditional Turkish Bath with Massages

    Enjoy a 2-hour session at a Turkish bath (hamam) in Antalya and experience a traditional cleansing and relaxation method. It first became popular in Western Europe during the Victorian era and is a perfect activity if you’re looking for some calm and relaxation during your vacation. While similar to a sauna, the hamam dates back centuries and is more closely akin to Ancient Greek and Roman bathing practices. Just as prevalent today, a traditional hamam is seen not just as a time to cleanse the skin, but as a total experience in a special atmosphere. Relax in the sauna and steam room and revitalize your skin with a peeling and foam massage. Experience the benefits of a full body aromatherapy oil massage. Indulge in a body scrub and soap massage as you enjoy one of Turkey’s most unique traditions.

    I really enjoyed the morning. The driver was very polite. The women at the Turkish Bath too. They were all really kind. The experience was really relaxing.

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!

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What people are saying about Antalya

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,820 reviews

With octopus I passed my level 2 in a friendly and secure environment. I appreciated their adaptation and responsiveness. Always available and attentive. Thanks octopus. Thanks Anastasia my instructor and Alien diver.

The guide is really very knowledgeable and friendly. The visit is pleasant, the free quarters are frequent and pleasant.

It was a fun and intresting tour. We had a great guide who knew a lot about the historical places.

It was a beautiful trip. We had a lot of free time (+/- 3,5 h).

It was a fun experience. The guides were helpfull during tour.