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Antalya

Antalya Holidays

Shimmering beaches and lively tourist resorts; welcome to the Turkish resort area of Antalya!

Holidays in Antalya

Amazing beaches, a yacht-filled harbour, a vibrant old town, ancient sites, tasty food and drink, and an array of activities on land and sea combine to create a fantastic holiday in Antalya. This popular resort nestles on the Turkish Riviera on Turkey’s south-western coastline between Side and Kemer and boasts the stunning backdrop of the Taurus Mountains. Spend your days by the pool or enjoying water sports at Konyaalti Beach; followed by evenings feasting on fresh seafood by the harbour or traditional Turkish cuisine in Kaleici Old Town.

When is the best time to visit? Antalya has a Mediterranean climate with the average yearly temperature around 20°C with hot and dry summers and mild, rainy winters. Antalya is ideal for a sunshine holiday especially from the beginning of May through to the end of October with temperatures hovering between 27 to 35°C. If you’re planning to visit during school holidays or peak times like Easter and Christmas/New Year; it’s always best to book early to secure your key dates.

Where is the best place to stay? From Lara Beach, Belek and Side to Alanya and Kemer, there’s so many resorts to uncover. Discover a plethora of places to stay in and around Antalya, whatever your budget. You’ll find everything from small family-run hotels and purse-friendly apartments to boutique and luxury hotels with sea or mountain views. Whether you’re looking for self-catering, bed and breakfast, half-board, or all-inclusive; Hays Travel will find you the holiday to match your needs in Antalya.

Travel guide

Antalya is a destination that truly has it all: pristine beaches, historical sites, natural beauty, delicious food, and warm hospitality in the sunshine.

  • Best time to visit: May-October
  • Average flight time: 4 Hours
  • Most suited for: Families, Couples
  • Currency: Turkish lira
  • Time Difference: +2 Hours
Antalya holidays

Antalya holidays

SUN, SAND, ANCIENT SITES, AND ACTIVITIES GALORE!

SUN, SAND, ANCIENT SITES, AND ACTIVITIES GALORE!

Antalya’s eight-kilometre-long pebble/shingle Konyaalti Beach is the star of the show; located west of the city centre, it’s perfect for lazy days sunbathing and swimming and water sports like parasailing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, and jet skiing. Meander through Kaleici Old Town’s narrow cobbled streets with its old Ottoman houses, Hadrian’s Gate, Kesik Minaret, and Clock Tower. Relax with a coffee by the old harbour and step aboard a boat to see the beautiful Antalya coastline from the water. Hop on the bus up to the 13th-century Alanya Fortress, get up close to marine life at Antalya Aquarium, and explore the Roman and Ottoman relics at Antalya Museum. Relish the water slides and pools at Antalya Aqualand Waterpark or combine slides and rides on a day trip to The Land of Legends Theme Park. For a change of scenery; stroll to Damlatas Caves to admire the stalactites and stalagmites, indulge in retail therapy at the famous-name stores at Migros Mall and TerraCity, and travel to Upper and Lower Duden Waterfalls to gaze in awe at the teeming waters.

DISCOVER A VARIED LINE-UP OF TURKISH SIGHTS AND ATTRACTIONS!

DISCOVER A VARIED LINE-UP OF TURKISH SIGHTS AND ATTRACTIONS!

Antalya is also a prime base from which to experience some of Turkey’s sights and attractions. Gaze in wonder at Olympos’ famous Chaimaera Flames that flicker out of the rocky cliff and Manavgat Waterfall’s teeming waters. Keep your camera ready to capture the panoramic vistas on a bucket-list hot-air balloon ride in Cappadocia. Venture to Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul, to explore Hagia Sophia Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar. Step back to ancient times at Ephesus’s Library of Celsus and the Great Theater and Side’s Temple of Apollo, Amphitheater, and Nymphaeum. Go hiking or white-water rafting in Koprulu Canyon National Park and sail down the Dalyan River to catch sight of preserved tombs and endangered loggerhead turtles. Embark a sightseeing cruise on the Bosporous to see Ottoman palaces, Rumeli Fortress, and Anadolu Fortress’ Byzantine ramparts on the coastline.

food and drink

Food & Drink

There’s plenty of places to tempt your taste buds in Antalya with everything from friendly cafes and seafood eateries with a sea view around the harbour and Konyaalti Beach to small family-run eateries and cosy bars in the traditional old town. Savour typical Turkish fare like Piyaz, Doner Kebabs, Kofte, Dolma, Borek, Pide, Meze, Lahmacun, and Gozleme accompanied by a bottle or two of Efes Pilsen or local wine; with Arap Kadayif, Baklava, or Asure for dessert and a glass of the aniseed-flavour Raki. Antalya Harbour and Kaleici Old Town are the places to head after dark especially in the summer months; with a varied line-up of sports bars, traditional British pubs, authentic Turkish tavernas, and waterfront bars to while away a few hours.

Weather

Average monthly temperature in Antalya (°C)

  • Jan 10°C
  • Feb 11°C
  • Mar 13°C
  • Apr 16°C
  • May 20°C
  • Jun 25°C
  • Jul 28°C
  • Aug 27°C
  • Sep 25°C
  • Oct 20°C
  • Nov 15°C
  • Dec 12°C

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