With its richness in terms of places to visit, Antalya attracts intense interest both from within and outside the country throughout the year. There are plenty of historical places all over Antalya that can attract the attention of travelers who enjoy cultural excursions.
You can write Kaleiçi at the top of your list of places to visit in Antalya with its central location and historical texture.
The origins of the region date back to the Hellenistic period, and it includes structures from the Seljuk and Ottoman times. While spending time here, you can also visit cultural venues and take advantage of entertainment opportunities.
While visiting the narrow streets of Kaleiçi, you can have the opportunity to see the best examples of Ottoman civil architecture in this geography. Some of the buildings have been converted into boutique hotels. In some, cultural venues such as the Suna-İnan Kıraç Museum, cafes, restaurants and souvenir shops operate.
In addition to museum and art gallery visits, you can also be interested in historical places. The Hadrian’s Gate and the Fluted Minaret, which I will tell you later in the list, are the leading places that shed light on the rich history of the region.
When it comes to entertainment, you can turn to two different options respectively. First of all, you can get the opportunity to observe Antalya from different angles by getting on the tour boats departing from the harbor that will impress you with its view. In the evening, you can relax at the bars in Kaleiçi.
Colorful nightlife and beaches come to the fore when it comes to Antalya. However, I think that the natural beauties hidden in the inner parts of the city should not be missed. The first place I will tell you to emphasize this aspect of the city is Düden Waterfall.
The waterfall takes its source from the Düden Stream where the Kepez Hydroelectric Power Plant is established. It is divided into two in the place called Düdenbaşı. Therefore, you can head to two different points to witness firsthand the fascinating beauty of Düden Waterfall.
The Upper Düden branch, which is generally preferred by travelers who visit Antalya for the first time, displays all its beauty in the Varsak district, which is about 11 kilometers from the city center.
In this heavenly place, you can easily go down to the lower parts of the waterfall through passages and get great angles to take pictures. This place has also been transformed into a promenade.
Lower Düden meets the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean near Lara. This branch of natural beauty is also known as Karpuzkaldıran.
The image created by the water pouring from 40 meters is invaluable for me. Especially if you are here close to sunset, you can enjoy the magnificent view on the viewing terrace much more clearly.
Antalya Aquarium & Fear Trophy, located to the east of Konyaaltı Beach, offers different experiences to all its visitors, from seven to seventy through thematic areas.
Because when you visit the facility, you can not only expand your knowledge of marine life but also enjoy snow in the middle of the city even on the hottest days of summer.
To enjoy this pleasure, it will be enough to spare time for the most extraordinary part of the facility, Snow World and Ice Museum. There are igloos, cafes and St. Nicholas’s House on an area of 1,500 square meters where the temperature is fixed to -5 ° C.
The aquarium section, which is the main reason why visitors show great interest in the facility, consists of four thematic areas with a total capacity of 7.5 million liters. Each tank here is decorated to suit their themes and is quite adequate in terms of the diversity of life.
After spending time in the aquarium, you can focus on visiting the Face 2 Face Wax Museum, where you can take selfies with more than 50 famous names with Wildpark, which carries the wildlife in the rainforest to Antalya.