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10 things to do in Antalya

Antalya is paradise on earth with its golden beaches and turquoise sea. However, Antalya has so much more to offer besides a perfect beach holiday, there is also a delicious cuisine, waterfalls, caves and the fabulous golf courses. To explore a city that is beautiful all year round, book a flight to Antalya.

Discover the waterfalls

Antalya is home to some beautiful waterfalls. Some must-see waterfalls are Manavgat Waterfall, Düden Waterfall, Kurşunlu Waterfall, Sapadere Waterfall, Değirmendere Waterfall and Uçansu Waterfall. The waterfalls that line the pristine shore stretch for 10 meters. There you can enjoy a peaceful picnic, traditional breakfast, or eat at one of the many restaurants. You can visit the waterfalls any time of year and cool off in the fresh breeze.

Go rafting

Köprülü Canyon became a National Park in 1973 and is one of Turkey’s most famous and longest canyons and rafting spots. There are daily tours available that provide professional rafting equipment and accessories. At the canyon there are bungalows and stone houses to stay at. Don’t forget to see the historical Roman Oluk Bridge and the Karabük Bridge on your visit.

Explore Konyaaltı, Kaleiçi and Lara

Antalya, a vibrant city with beautiful beaches, is the full package. Konyaaltı and Lara, are popular spots with sandy beaches, parks and public areas. Kaleiçi, the old city, sits within the ruins of a castle and dates back to the Ottoman times. You can wander round the historical buildings or sample the delicious cuisine at the old restaurants.

Discover the caves

Beldibi Cave located in Kemer, Antalya, is the second most important Prehistoric center. It is also a SIT archaeological site, open to local and foreign tourists. Karain Cave, once inhabitated by humans, is the largest natural cave in Turkey.

Visit Yanartaş

A natural beauty of Anatolia, Yanartaş, is a site filled with dozens of small fires which burn constantly from vents in the rocks. Rumor has it, that the flames of Yanartaş have been burning for 1000 years. You need to hike up to Yanartaş, located on the side of a mountain, near the village of Çıralı. You can enjoy the breathtaking sea views at Yanartaş or admire the flames that flicker up to 30 cm from the beach.

Explore Aspendos

Aspendos was built by the Romans in 2 Century AD and is home to the most well-preserved ancient amphitheater in Turkey. This amphitheater, with a stage and rows of seats, has a view of aqueducts that are 1 km high. Two thousand-year-old two-story shops discovered during excavations reveal the commercial and political importance of the city.

Bathe at Olimpos

Olympos is home to untouched nature, pristine sea and a vast historical past. It’s an ideal spot in Antalya to revel in nature. You can stay at tree houses, relax on the beach during the day, and watch the stars by night. It is also a breeding area for Caretta Caretta turtles. You can also discover the protected ancient site of Olympos.

Dive at Kaş

Kaş, one of the world’s best diving spots, has a variety of sea creatures and underwater historical ruins. Dimitri Batığı (Dimitri Shipwreck) in Canyon is a great spot for underwater photographers. Additionally, Uçan Balık (Flying Fish Reef) is an ideal spot for professional divers. Read our article to find out more about Canyon, Uçan Balık and other diving spots in Turkey.

Play Golf

Golf tourism in Turkey is based in Belek, Antalya. The breathtaking shores of the Mediterranean Sea are lined with world class golf courses. Golf lovers from across the globe come to holiday at the luxury hotels and play golf on Turkey’s fabulous golf courses.

Try the delightful cuisine of Antalya

Although Antalya has a Mediterranean climate, the inland climate is more continental, and home to many greenhouses. Therefore, the cuisine of Antalya (vegetables, fruit, grains, meat) is very diverse. Greenhouse is another factor that affects this kitchen. Therefore, the cuisine of Antalya, vegetable, fruit, grains, meat is very diverse. Antalya piyaz (white bean dish), hülüklü soup, tandır kebab, marmalade jams are a handful of must-try dishes.