Antalya is known for being the most popular holiday resort of Turkey. Situated in the Mediterranean region, it is a cheap holiday spot that has excellent restaurants, designer shops and other major attractions. It attracts tourists more due to the fact that it has incomparable natural beauty in addition to attractive tourist spots that must be visited once in lifetime.
Today Antalya is considered among few lovely cities of Turkey that is known as the Turkish Riviera because of its clear blue seas and long stretches of golden sand. In fact, its exquisite beaches can be found spread miles away. Here summers are warm throughout. This makes the seas also warm. The beachfront panorama is so spectacular that it is appealing enough to be captured in your camera. Families with small children and those who just want to relax in the sun can find many beaches in Antalya that can fulfil their needs. Nevertheless, the beaches in Antalya are also ideal for enjoying a wide variety of outdoor water sports activities. Therefore, those who admire water sports can enjoy sports like boating, surfing and much more.
If you are looking for more enjoyment then spending day at the Dolphinland and Aqualand Beach Park can be most suitable alternative. The best thing to do to cool down during hot summers of Turkey is to visit the Beach Park’s Aqualand. You can have fun along the water slides Aqualand that reaches up to 100 meters (328 feet) in height. In the same complex of the Dolphinland, there is another attractive spot where you can spend time with your entire family to watch dolphins and lions.
Antalya is famous for cheap holidays. You can even visit some of the Turkey’s most historical attractions while on this cheap holiday. Ancient city of Perge, which is located just 15 km miles east of Antalya is best option to visit and explore the wonderful ancient ruins. Particulary, the temple of Artemis is very striking and features theatre, churches and palaestra (Greek wrestling school). In addition, you can also visit the ancient city of Phaselis. Alexander the Great made this as a base during the winter season and hence the place still has the remains of an amphitheater and archway. Travelling round the resort town of Antalya, it won’t take much time until you find yourself in ‘Kaleici’, It is the local name for the Old Town district and feature attractions like Seljuk Karatay Mosque, the Tekeli Mehmet Pasa Mosque and the Kesik Minare.
Holidays to Antalya even offer numerous monuments and landmarks that are worth to look at. The Old Harbour is one of the city’s favourite meeting points for both residents and visitors. In addition to this, Truncated Minaret is another popular landmark. It is a part of 2nd century AD building.
There is so much to enjoy that even while spending holiday in Antalya you can have the taste of the local & traditional cuisines of Turkey at some of the most popular restaurants. In fact, dining out in Antalya is not too expensive. The food menu has a vast option from which you can select a healthy diet. For shopping enthusiasts, Antalya even provides facilities to do shopping primarily in the narrow cobbled streets of Kaleici in the old quarter. It is a paradise for shopper’s as it has some of the best boutiques, antique stores, craft store and souvenir shops.
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