The medieval city of Antalya's rich history makes it the perfect destination to book for a break away. A holiday in Antalya is also perfect for those seeking out sun, sea and sand as the city's nestled between beautiful beaches. The stunning harbour dates back to the Roman times and is a must see. Then there's the old quarter of Kaleiçi located inside the ancient city walls- it's the ideal place to go exploring ? enter and exit through the historic Hadrianus Gate for a unique experience.
The good thing about planning a holiday to Antalya is that it's easily accessible from airports all over the UK with budget airline easyJet offering direct cheap flights to Antalya from London Gatwick and airlines including Thomson Flights, Flythomascook and Monarch offering flights from most other major UK airports. You'll fly into the Antalya Airport which is conveniently located around ten kilometres away from the city centre.
Once you arrive at the airport in Turkey there are a few ways in which you can reach your final destination. You can either hail a taxi from the special ranks outside the airport or you can keep an eye out for the public bus. There's also the option of booking your transfer before you land - you may be able to get a cheaper deal. It's best to shop around!
One of the cheapest ways to travel around during your holiday in Antalya is to take advantage of the authentic Dolmus system. The minibuses stick to a schedule and advertise their route on the front of the bus so you'll always know that you'll getting on the right one. They can be a fun way to travel and meet the locals.
Prices will be more expensive during the peak season of school holidays so try to plan your holiday in Antalya outside these times if you're on a strict budget. However if you do need to take your holiday during this period then you'll still be able to find a cheap hotel in Antalya as long as you book well in advance – you'll be amazed at bargains you can pick up.
Turkish cuisine is delicious and you won't be disappointed during your holiday in Antalya if you choose to eat out. However if you plan on eating out every night it can be a bit harsh on your wallet so try to be smart about what restaurants you choose. Stick to eateries slightly off the beaten track and stay away for tourist traps. One delicacy that you must try is an authentic Turkish kebab – they don't taste anything like they do in the UK.
Updated 15th May 2013
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posted by cmaryThis is my favourite part of Antalya with loads of quirky streets packed with shops and small cafes etc. You can find almost anything you want here I think!!
posted by xelderaka Olympos, this is a lovely park and if you seek out the beach you can have a lovely isolated time sunbathing and swimming.