First of all,

You come to Antalya, and not know where to swim, here some of your alternatives:

1- Konyaaltı Beach (In the west of the town)

  • Aqualand, which is a large complex of waterpark and beach park.
  • Migros MMM – a large shopping centre with a traditional American-style mall food court lined with American fast food chain restaurants as well as some Turkish restaurants.
  • Antalya Aquarium – boasts the world’s largest tunnel aquarium.
  • Aktur Lunapark Antalya – a fairground with various rides

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2- Lara Beach (In the east of the town)

  • TerraCity – a huge shopping mall.

Lara Beach

Lara Beach

3- In the North of the town: Antalya Zoo and Nature Park

Additionally, if you visit Antalya You must see:

a- Perge ruins – (buses heading to Aksu can drop you off at the road leading to Perge, TL1.75 each way with bus.) a fantastic Roman city ruins, with a hippodrome, theatre still intact. The South Bathhouses helps very well to create good imagination of what it looked like in the era.

Perge Ruins

 

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b- Düden Falls – it is a waterfall off the cliffs southeast of the town. You can have the option to take a boat for TL25 for a two hours cruise to view the falls and swim, or take the dolmus # VC30 from Sarampol to the last stop.

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c- Aspendos – a beautiful intact theatre from the Roman time. It is possible to take a ride with Serik Koop bus from the Otogar (TL6 – 2013) to Serik, where you will change buses to local bus number 10 for Aspendos which depart on the 55th minute of the hour. It is about 4 to 5 hours roundtrip. It definitely can be combined with a stop at Perge, which is on the same route.

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d- Side – an ancient Roman city near Manavgat.

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e- Termessos – an ancient city ruins in a nature setting (part of a nature park). One can take the high-road Fethiye Sayahat bus and ask to be dropped off at the intersection for Termessos. You have the option to take a taxi, look for a lift or walk the 9 km up the steep road to the actual site.

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f- Demre/Myra – take a low-road route bus with Fethiye Sahayat bus and get off at Demre. At Demre, you can see ancient Lycian ruins with tombs and Myra is also the home of St. Nicholas, or “Santa Claus.”

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Additinally if you visit Antalya, you should do:

1- Walk around and chill at Karaalıoğlu Park or observe fishermen at lively Yacht Harbour

2- Shop at great malls; Terracity, 5M Migros, Özdilek and Deepo Outlet Center.

3- The hill of Tünektepe, with a height of 618 m/2009 ft, west of the city has a splendid panorama of Antalya. On the top of it, there is a hotel, a rotating restaurant, and a nightclub, although the club is mostly open for private parties only.

4- You can take a short scenic cruise on the Mediterranean from the boats anchored in the harbor.

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