Unfortunately, Making a holiday plan for short-term travelers to Antalya is not imaginable. Even just one town can be the subject of long writings. Therefore, we briefly give some info about “where to go in Antalya”, “what to do in Antalya” and make a list of “places to visit in Antalya”.
Places to See in Antalya
List of places to visit in Antalya;
Patara beach is close by Patara ancient city which is between the towns of Kas and Fethiye. As one of the most important spawning grounds of sea turtles called caretta caretta, whose genomes are in danger of extinction, the area is protected by the project prepared by the Natural Life Protection Foundation. Patara, which attracts nature lovers with its unspoiled structure, is the birthplace of Saint Nikolaus, whom all the world’s children recognize as Santa Claus. Patara, which is the center of interest from antiquity, is considered as the longest sandy beach of Turkey.
Cleopatra beach starts right after the western half of Alanya’s historic peninsula and the end of Damlatas. Its name derives from Cleopatra, the last Hellenistic queen of ancient Egypt, who lived between 69 BC – 30 BC.
Murat Pasha Mosque
We start with Murat Pasha Mosque on our list of places to visit in Antalya. One of the most interesting places of the mosque, which has a unique workmanship from the 1500’s, is a minbar with a rare beauty.
Yivli Minare Mosque (Grooved Minaret)
It is one of the first Islamic works in Antalya. The minaret built by Sultan Alaeddin Keykubat comes into prominence thanks to its structure making it one of the unique examples all over the world.
The way between Fethiye and Antalya is an unbelievable trekking route. At the same time, it has many beauties like Gelidonya Lighthouse which has awarded to the Best Landscape of Turkey.
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We continue with a list of places to visit in Antalya with a cave. The Karain Cave, which is proposed to take part in the World Heritage List, has a magnificent magic that can take you to another world. The cave is still one of the biggest in Turkey.
It is one of the most comprehensive and biggest museums of Turkey. The main reason for establishing this museum is to protect works that are being sacked during WWI. Museum Website
Xanthos Ancient City
Despite its history dating back to 3000 years, it is one of the most robust ancient cities in Turkey. It also distinguishes from many other ancient cities with its exquisite sea view and mosaics.
If you want to breathe a bit in the hot days of Antalya with Duden Waterfall and witness to the enchanting scenery of nature, turn your route immediately. Besides seeing the waterfall, you have to enter the cave which is a secret beauty. Thus, you can abstract yourself from the outer world.
One of Antalya’s hidden heavens is Kursunlu Waterfall. It is more peaceful than Duden and Manavgat so you can find peace of mind here.
Ancient City of Termessos
It is one of the best preserved ancient cities in the world. Because the city was already built to be protected, the building was able to stay undamaged. It is so lively that it can even take you on a short history trip.
Saklikent Ski Resort
As far as Antalya is concerned, only the sea and the sun may come to your mind. But if you go to Antalya in the winter months, you can have the pleasure of kayaking in Saklikent Ski Resort on the Taurus Mountains.
Aspendos Ancient City
The Aspendos Antique Theater is a remarkable theater with enormous size. In fact, it is a whole city with aqueducts, basilica, stadium, fountains and arches. Do not leave without seeing one of the world’s best works.
Our next stop at “Places to visit in Antalya” is Manavgat Waterfall. It is not enough to look at the photographs to understand how beautiful this waterfall that has become the symbol of not only Manavgat but also Antalya. When you face the waterfall you will be able to understand why it is so precious. In addition, the promenade areas around Manavgat Waterfall are also very convenient for some breathing.
The Manavgat Waterfall is the result of the river spills from a cliff about 4 meters long. There are various picnic areas around the waterfall. People who get tired of the noise and crowd of the city can escape here and set up a nice camp and live a holiday with nature.
A paradise corner with its nature and unique view. It is so beautiful and charming that you will wish that no one be aware it exists.
For nature walks, rafting or camping, it is the most accurate adventure destination in Antalya, perhaps in Turkey. If you plan to spend a holiday away from the crowd, bear to enjoy nature in this peerless place in Antalya.
Other Touristic Places in Antalya
Kemer Barlar Street
Gulluk Mountain National Park
Antalya Historical Clock Tower
Beydagları National Park
Olympos Activity Center
Olympos Cable Car