Get a Feeling for the Real Turkey
Antalya holidays pretty much have all bases covered with excellent shopping, first rate accommodation, a varied nightlife and an interesting history to bind it all together.
The old town sits within the crumbling Roman walls and oozes Turkish tradition with its narrow streets, shuttered windows and overhanging balconies bedecked in flowers. Tables and chairs tumble into the streets and locals pass the time of day as they go about their daily lives. Antalya holidays give a feeling of the real Turkey away from the more commercialised beach resorts.
Fishing boats bob in the modern marina, which still shows signs of its Roman origins, and the seafood restaurants that line the waters edge serve succulent fresh fish dishes throughout the day and long into the evening.
Top Antalya Tips
The currency used on holidays to Antalya is the Turkish Lira although you will find that many traders accept Euros
British citizens do not need a visa to take holidays to Antalya
Be prepared to haggle at the markets for your bargains
Flights from the UK to Antalya take around 4 hours and 45 minutes
Rafting, Sailing, Hiking and History
Antalya is located on the Turkish Riviera and boasts some of the best beaches in the country. Many have been awarded Blue Flag status so you can be sure that they are safe and clean. Konyaalti Beach is recommended as one of the best along with Mermerli and just 6 km away you’ll stumble upon Lara Beach where you’ll be spoilt for choice with the water sports on offer.
The Taurus Mountains make a stunning backdrop to this picturesque town and believe it or not, you can actually ski here in the winter months! During the rest of the year, keen walkers and nature lovers explore the many trials and wooded paths.
Rafting and sailing are popular pastimes on Antalya holidays, or take a trip round some of the small islands just off the coast, stopping off at secluded bays and hidden coves along the way.
There are a number of archaeological sites in the region including Roman viaducts, Ottoman bridges and ancient amphitheatres, or discover Antalya’s entire history in one go at the Antalya Museum.
For cheap last minute holidays to Antalya there is a great selection of self catering apartments and guest houses to choose from, for those who like the more luxurious approach, try some of the all inclusive properties that are available to book today here at Latedeals.co.uk
Top Places to Visit
Many hotels have fantastic spa and therapy centres, however even if yours doesn’t its well worth seeking out a local ‘Hamman’. Relax and let the cares of the world be scrubbed away, the exfoliation also helps develop a better tan!
Whilst not very high, this waterfall stretches in a curve for around 120 feet and is a very impressive sight. Many people spend a couple of hours here just relaxing and soaking up the natural beauty.
Take a guided tour around this old Roman port and take a step back in time as you explore ruined temples and the column lined main street where the grooves of the chariots wheels are still visible in the ground below.