Slowly but steadily emerging as a tourist destination in its own right, Antalya in Turkey is wooing visitors with its promise of incredible sunsets, quaint architecture, rich heritage as well as modern luxury. Boasting a large number of mosques, madrasahs, masjids, Turkish baths and tombs dating back to the Ottoman empire, Antalya delights its visitors with a new offering at every turn.
The walled city of Kaleiçi has the maximum number of impressive historical monuments and is popular amongst the tourists for its narrow cobblestone lanes as well as its restored colourful Ottoman Era houses that are marvellous in architecture. Some of the most popular tourist attractions in Antalya are Hadrian's Gate; Old Town of Kaleici - popular for attractions such as Tekeli Mehmet Pasa Mosque, Hesapcı Sokak and Kesik Minare; Antalya Museum; Yivli Minare; Hıdırlık Kalesi, a roman fortress; Aspendos, a colossal Roman archaeological site; Perge, a town known for its Roman baths, Acropolis, half-erected temples, arcade ruins, and rubble-filled stadium; and Karain Cave.
The Cumhuriyet Square is the place where you will find all that is happening in Antalya. From the most popular shopping centres to public buildings that boast imprints from Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and Seljuk architecture and cultures. If some beach fun is on your mind, head to Konyaaltı, Lara or Karpuzkaldıran beaches. For watersports, however, Beydağları and Saklikent beaches make for a better choice. For shopping in Antalya, Kaleici is one of the best places. You can buy local antiques, carpets, boutique fashion, jewellery and more here. Antalya main bazaar is perfect for buying handmade craftwork and jewellery as well as local Turkish food produce, shoe stores and Turkish leather goods. Antalya Turban Marina is known for its small cafes, bars and restaurants as well as a range of water sports equipment shops. Terracity Mall is the largest shopping mall in Antalya for buying branded goods whereas the Laura Street Market is a shopping centre known for food, perfumes, fashion accessories and traditional Turkish wear such as belly dancing costumes. Read more ...