Tourist capital of Turkey
At an altitude of 30 meters above sea level lies probably the most famous resort of the Turkish Riviera – wonderful Antalya. This is the administrative center of the province of the same name with a population of one million inhabitants, which doubles in summer. However, this does not mean that the city is devoid of the attention of tourists in the winter. Holidays in Antalya is beautiful all year round. Typical weather for a subtropical Mediterranean climate – dry, hot summer and mild rainy winter – makes its own adjustments to the plans of travelers, but the hotel business today is so developed in this region that sometimes resort guests only dream of a carefree holiday in the hotel. Animated shows, huge spa centers at the base of almost every hotel and friendly friendly staff will not make you bored, even if it is raining outside. You will have a great time in one of the mods,
How to get there
The large and fast-growing city of Antalya is located just 12 km from the international airport. A large number of charter and regular flights take place here every day. Particularly popular destinations from Russia.
Since the airport is so close to the central part of Antalya, it will not be difficult to get to the hotel by yourself. Public buses run every half hour. You can also reach the city by taxi. On average, the journey takes about 20 minutes. In case you booked an all-inclusive tour, you will definitely be welcomed.
In addition, in the airport area a large selection of apartments. There are upscale 5-star hotels, such as the Club Hotel Sera , which has several swimming pools, a spa, a Turkish bath, and a fitness center. Well, small companions of parents during a tour to Antalya can have fun in the children’s mini-club on site. More affordable 3 star hotels such as Hotel Lara . If the purpose of your visit to Antalya is only tourism and you do not plan to spend much time in the hotel, you can stay at the most economical option, that is, rent a room in the hostel, the choice of which in Antalya is also rather big.
Entertainment and excursions
Antalya can rightly be called the largest resort in Turkey. Nevertheless, the sphere of tourism and now does not lose pace of development. Today Antalya is a harmonious combination of Eastern culture, monuments of preserved ancient civilizations and the tourist standards of Europe. Holidays in Antalya are plenty of opportunities: walking through the old city’s quarters with buildings typical of past times, diving lessons or playing golf in the surroundings, admiring the beauty of local landscapes and, of course, the beach. Bright national color, shopping in souvenir shops with pleasant knick-knacks, bars and night clubs will leave the most positive impressions about your holiday.
In Konyaaltı, the western resort district, the largest aquarium tunnel in the world was created. Close to the entrance are separate decorated aquariums with inhabitants of the underwater world, and only after them a spectacular 131-meter tunnel with slopes and sharks awaits visitors.
The next attraction that is worth a visit, especially if you have already arrived at the water park of Antalya, is a park of miniatures. In the “Mini-City” open-air located reduced copies of Turkish attractions. Mosques and palaces, amphitheaters and shipyards will appear to you in the same landscapes as the originals. In addition, historical information in different languages can be obtained about each architectural object.
Looking at small copies of the great buildings, you can look at it all in full size. Any interest? It is worth climbing to the observation deck on the mountain Tyunektepe. Having driven 6.5 km along a winding mountain road in a rented car or taxi, you will find yourself at the very top. On the left are the expanses of Antalya, and on the right – the majestic mountain ranges. Well, right on the course you will see the sea – a gentle azure near the coast, which gradually turns into a rich blue.
Swimming in the clear waters of the Mediterranean is definitely a pleasant activity, especially after working days in noisy metropolitan areas. However, water activities can vary. For example, a trip to the water park “Aqualand”, part of the entertainment complex “Beach Park”. It will be fun for adults and children. Visitors can take a ride on the closed and open slides, try boating, or soak in the jacuzzi bar.
Take a ride on extreme speed slides, it would be nice to add to the entertainment of cognition. For this purpose, it is worth heading to the aquarium. Five million liters of water and a huge area that is inferior in scale only to oceanariums in the UAE, Spain, Japan and the United States will be pleased with the diversity of inhabitants. Under the dome of the aquarium there are 36 thematic zones and more than 20 thousand species of fish. Well, the most interesting is waiting for visitors in the “Maldives” area, where you can swim in a company with fur seals and harmless sharks.
Another important attraction of Antalya and, concurrently, an incredibly beautiful sight, however banal it may sound, is the Düden Waterfalls. Lower is considered the largest freshwater waterfall that falls into the sea. Lower Duden is always bordered by a rainbow created by splashing water. Upper Duden is somewhat smaller, but no less picturesque. The waterfall is broken on the lake, unlike the previous one. There are some of its highlights. One of them is a cave hidden behind a wall of falling water. In the center of the cave there is a hole from which the sky can be seen. All this is surrounded by tropical plants, stretching along the slopes of the rocks.
Duden Falls are located in the Kaleici district, which is popular for family holidays and is so romantic that it is he who is preferred by the newlyweds spending their honeymoon in Antalya. As an example, you can call the hotel Otantik Boutique . Just three hundred meters from the hotel is Mermerli Beach. And on the territory of the Otantik Boutique itself there is a restaurant that serves dishes of Turkish and European cuisine, as well as a wine cellar with a rich assortment of drinks.
In short, romance or extreme, museums or nightclubs – Antalya will satisfy any requests!
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