Cheap Vacations to Antalya
Antalya is situated on the Gulf of Antalya, on the shores of the Mediterranean. The wider Antalya area plays host to the Turkish Riviera’s most famous resorts – Alanya, Belek and Lara. The city itself sprawls languidly beneath the Taurus Mountains and is the perfect introduction to Turkish tradition and history, with an atmospheric harbour and old town plus plenty of old-world charm.
An entertaining city
Beach-lovers can revel in the area’s gorgeous swaths of sand and bright, cyan sea. As the sun sets, Antalya lights up with plenty of clubs, bars and pubs. The city harbour hums with musicians, revellers and party-goers whilst those seeking a more ambient atmosphere head to Hesapci Sok. The streets of the old town, harbour and city centre are lined with tantalising eateries, from homely restaurants to chic bistros. Indulge in local, traditional dishes or treat yourself to some modern fusion cuisine.
Turkey holidays were made for exploring; venture out of the city centre and you’ll find a plethora of museums, historical sites and entertainment parks. Side is just over an hour away by car and is well worth a visit; it is home to several natural and historical Turkish landmarks that are as fascinating as they are beautiful. A 45 minute drive will take you to Belek, another Turkish jewel that boasts stunning scenery and an impressive 10 mile long beach.
This impressive stretch of sand sits on the edge of the city of Antalya. The incredible clear sea and far off mountains give this beach a real wow factor. You can expect a full range of watersports as well as cafes and snack bars.
Spend a day marvelling at the irrefutable beauty of the Manavgat waterfall and river. The surrounding woodland is beautiful and well worth a wander, plus you can paddle in the river for the ultimate cool-down. There are a handful of restaurants and stalls for refreshments and gifts.
Honey making festival
Antalya’s annual honey-making festival takes place in the Gundogmus area of Antalya every August. It is a sweet celebration of Turkey’s beekeeping skills and honey-making artistry. Producers from around the country gather to celebrate their craft.
· Currency – EUR
· Time Zone – GMT + (2)
· Travel Time – Antalya (AYT) - 4 hours 10 minutes (London)
· Transfer Time – 45 minutes (Taxi)