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The restored old quarter (named Kaleici) of this popular Mediterranean resort city has narrow, winding, cobblestone streets lined with old wooden houses and historic structures. It is bounded by ancient defensive walls.
The scene is photogenic with luxury yachts moored in a petite harbor flanked by tall city walls.
A striking 1,800-year-old triple-arch entrance to the historic center.
An award-winning museum with an archaeological focus.
This fluted, blue/turquoise-tiled minaret has become the unofficial icon of Antalya.
The structure (not the clock) dates back to Roman times.
The area around Antalya is rich in day-trip destinations, with Aspendos the star. It has a well-preserved ancient Roman Amphitheater seating 15,000 and is used today for opera and ballet festival events.
When to come
April, May, September, and October are your best-bet months. Some summer days (especially in July and August) are uncomfortably hot. Mid-winter months can be too chilly and rainy for ideal beach-resort vacations.
Location in Turkey
In other Turkey areas