The population of Antalya is 1 million people, and in the summer season it will increase to 2 million.
The passenger traffic at Antalya airport in January-September 2020 amounted to over 7 million people.
Most of the visitors see Antalya only during the transfer from the airport to the hotel, which is located in one of the tourist cities of the Antalya coast: Kemer (Beldibi, Goynuk, Kirish, Camyuva, Tekirova), Belek, Side, Alanya or in Antalya itself.
In Antalya itself there is a developed network of modern hotels, many restaurants, coffee houses in the national style and shops.
Summer is dry and hot, the air warms up to +28.3 ° C. Winters are mild and rainy, with the thermometer hovering around 9 ° C - 10 ° C.
In April - October, sunny weather prevails, in the rest of the period the weather is mostly cloudy and cloudy.
quarter in Antalya, located in the Muratpasha district, the historical center of the city, surrounded by land fortifications and the sea. In Kaleici, buildings from different periods of the city's history have been preserved, starting with the ancient Roman one. The name "Kaleici" means "inside the fortress"
the only aquarium on the Antalya coast, one of the largest aquarium complexes in the world. A modern aquarium: thematic exhibitions, a long tunnel under the aquarium and tropical reptiles.
the waterfall is located 19 km from Antalya. Kurşunlu is located on one of the tributaries of the Aksu River, where the tributary falls from the Antalya plateau to the coastal plain. It is located in the middle of a pine forest of exceptional beauty, and the surroundings provide a picnic and entertainment place about twenty minutes by car from Antalya city center. The waterfall and its surroundings, covering 586.5 hectares (1,449 acres), was declared a nature park by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry on May 21, 1991.
Located south of Kaleici in the city center, easily accessible on foot or by tram. The City Hall, the Municipal City Theater and the ancient fortress called Hıdırlık Tower overlooking the Roman harbor, cliffs and the wide blue expanses of Antalya Bay are the main attractions of the park. There are the following monuments and statues in the park: a monument to Nazim Hikmet, a statue of Don Quixote, a sculpture of a hand, a sculpture of a frog.
Antalya City Archaeological Museum, located in the city center. The museum has 14 exhibition halls, a children's room and open-air galleries. The exposition of the museum is organized chronologically and thematically.
it is a multitude of various beaches stretching in the east of Antalya in the picturesque bay of the same name.
also known as Alaaddin or Great Mosque
a mosque in Turkey; symbol of the city of Antalya. The mosque was built in 1230 and completely renovated in 1373. The inscription on the minaret says that it was built by the Seljuk sultan Ala-ad-din Kei-Qubad I. It is one of the earliest examples of Islamic architecture in Antalya. The minaret is visible from almost anywhere in the city, and has long been a symbol of the city of Antalya.
Roman structure dating from the 2nd century AD NS. The tower, erected in the southern part of the Antalya bay, probably played the role of a lighthouse or performed defensive functions. The massive drum is set on a square base, probably built during the Hellenistic period. The total height of the structure is 13.5 meters. The entrance was through a door in the eastern façade. A narrow staircase leads from a small hall to the upper floor. According to the descriptions that have come down to us, the tower used to have a gabled roof, which may have been demolished during the Byzantine Empire.
town and peaks of the Taurus mountain range. You will climb to a height of 605 meters. The lift consists of 36 cabins. The length of the aerial tracks is 1706 meters, the travel time will take about 10 minutes.
Ottoman mosque in Muratpasha district in Antalya. It was commissioned by Murat Pasha of Karaman in 1570 and is covered with a high dome on a decagonal frame, with inscriptions on its inner walls running along the entire inner facade in the form of a ribbon. the most beautiful example of the Turkish-Seljuk art of calligraphy. The altar next to the marble pulpit, decorated with reliefs, is a simple structure. The last meeting place is covered with three domes towering over pointed arches of colored stone on four round columns.
Tipping in Antalya is given almost everywhere. Porters, guides, porters - 1 - 5 dollars per person or baggage, hairdresser - 10 - 15% of the cost of the service, taxi driver or bus driver - leave change or round up the amount. In hammams (Turkish baths), they usually add 20-30% of the invoice amount - for all the staff who gathers before the client leaves. In most restaurants, the service charge is included in the bill, but here it is also customary to leave a tip: in mid-level establishments - 5% - 10%, in the upper class - 10% - 20% of the total. In hotels, a tip of 10% - 15% is left in the room before departure.
In Antalya, the use of mobile communication has some restrictions. The phone you brought with you must be registered with a Turkish operator so that it can be used with local SIM cards. Otherwise, the phone will be able to work only with the card of a foreign operator at roaming rates.
Many tourists make international calls using Turk Telekom's public payphones located throughout. To do this, you just need to purchase a special card at a post office, store or press booth.
Internet in Antalya, both wireless and landline, can be found in most public places, on the streets, in parks and hotels. However, access to Wi-Fi is not free everywhere.