Antalya is a city located on the eastern end of the Mediterranean coast in south-west Turkey.A large seaside resort, it has become a popular destination and it is famed for its golden beaches, the Kaleiçi Museum, the Clock Tower and many other historical sites.
Antalya has a marina and broad, palm-lined streets with cafes and restaurants providing fine examples of Turkish cuisine. With many dishes originating from the Arabian Peninsula, Turkish food is both delicious and diverse.
Visitors to this part of Turkey will arrive at Antalya Airport (AYT). Flights from the UK take between four and five hours and can be booked all year round. However, for the best prices make sure to book well in advance.
Resorts such as Belek, Aksu, Side, Manavgat, Konakli, Beldibi, Goynuk, Kemer, Kiris, Lara Beach and Tekirova each have their own unique attractions. Such a wide choice of places to stay means visitors can enjoy holidays of all types, from budget through to high-end luxury.
Visitors choosing to make a trip to Aspendos will be treated to a picturesque Greco-Roman city boasting a large ancient theatre, a prize-winning museum and some excellent examples of Roman architecture, particularly the basilica.
Many tourists also visit places such as Sede and Perge. You should make sure not to miss the sunken city of Kekova or the world-famous springs, cliffs and hollows of Pamukkale. The town of Demre (the site of the ancient city of Myra) is ideal for those looking for spa hotels and golf courses. Take a trip to the Turkish Riviera to view the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and see sites such as Termessos and the ancient ruins of Perge.
Other places that should be on the itinerary include Olympos, the Karain Cave, Alaynya Castle and the Taurus Mountains. Don't forget to visit Hadrian's Gate and the great triumphal arch named after the Roman emperor Hadrianus.
The summer months are the most popular with tourists, although whenever you go you will find that Antalya flights will take you to a magical place with wonderful beaches and a vast number of fascinating archaeological sites.
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