Antalya is a charming city on the Turkish Riviera with wide pebble and sandy beaches and clear blue seawater. Antalya is the perfect holiday destination because there are a lot of things to do. You can enjoy the sun, sea, and beach, discover the beautiful nature, and join exciting excursions.
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Tours for an active holiday in Antalya
For the sportive holidaymaker, there are several exciting activities possible in Antalya such as diving, water skiing, rafting, and parasailing. What many do not know is that at a distance of fifty kilometres from Antalya you can ski from January until April. After skiing, you can enjoy the beach and at the end of the winter season, the water is already warm enough to swim in the sea!
Diving in Antalya
Join a diving tour in Antalya with professional instructors and make a unique journey into the deep blue world. You can see all kinds of marine life such as quid, scorpionfish, barracudas, moray eels, crabs and many more beautiful sea creatures.
Rafting in Antalya
Rafting is a real adventure when you’re on holiday in Antalya. During this tour you will paddle against the waves of a river, swim in crystal clear water and enjoy a delicious lunch across the river. You don’t need any experience for a rafting tour because the professional guides will give you instructions and all the equipment you need. Don’t forget to bring a towel and some dry clothes just in case you get wet. It’s also recommended to wear your swimsuit underneath your clothes because there will be enough time to swim in the river.
Antalya Buggy Safari
During Antalya buggy safari you explore the gorgeous landscape of the Taurus Mountains in a buggy car. You will drive through woodlands, sleepy valleys and river crossings and have breaks for swimming. You don’t need experience or a driving license to join this excursion because the buggies are automatic and easy to drive.
Antalya Aquarium Tour
Discover a world of water entertainment at Antalya Aquarium where you’ll find some of the most remarkable animals together with your family and friends. Walk through one of the world’s largest tunnel aquarium and admire thousands of sea creatures, from seahorses to sharks. See how specially trained divers feed the sharks, go on a themed journey through the aquariums and admire the marine life in the huge cylindrical aquarium.
Antalya City Tour
The historic centre of Antalya is also known as Kaleici. Previously, this part of the city was completely surrounded by a city wall. This area is perfect for a lovely walk through the old narrow streets. This way you will automatically pass the harbour, the museum, the mosque, and nice boutiques.
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This national museum of Antalya, which was founded in 1922, is entirely dedicated to the Turkish army officer Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The museum is a replica of the house in which Ataturk stayed during his visit to Antalya. The museum contains various photographs, coin collections and many personal belongings of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
Yivli Minare Mosque
The most famous mosque of Antalya is also the symbol of the city. The thirty-eight-meter high Yivli Minare Mosque is also known as Ulu Cami. This does not mean much more than the Great Mosque. Nowadays the mosque can be visited by everyone and you can admire various objects from Turkish history and everyday life.
Gate of Hadrian
This gate was built in the second century as a tribute to the Roman Emperor Hadrian. The three triumphal arches with Corinthian columns were created from white marble. Originally, the gate had an extra floor. The neighbouring towers were built later.
Join a quad safari in Antalya and experience an adventurous and exciting day in the Taurus Mountains. You get to travel through the mountains on dirt tracks and river crossings, all in approximately 4 hours. You’ll get to experience beautiful nature up close and with plenty of stops for swimming and relaxing.
Waterfalls of Duden
Near the centre of Antalya in the surroundings of Lara, you can admire the beautiful Duden waterfalls. The water thunders meters down and is the best spot for great holiday snapshots. But the best part is a walk that leads you along the back of the waterfall. Behind the waterfall is a cave. Other beautiful waterfalls near Antalya are the Kursunlu Falls.