Serving as the capital of the Turkish Mediterranean Coast and holding a huge population of about 2 million people, it is now a booming modern city which oozes charm. It's no wonder that in 2011 it was the world's third most visited city by international arrivals. It is also one of the 'hubs' of The Turksih Riveria. Antalya not only offers top notch holiday resorts, but smaller villages too, like picturesque Old City of Antalya. This more than versatile city not only allows tourists to enjoy its mountains, bustling city life, historical Turkish history, breathtaking beaches and architecture but relax in them too.
Places Of Interest
There's a reason so many people know about Antalya and that's because all of the things it has to offer. From archaeology museums, historical centres, hundreds of hotels to places of worship. Why not visit 'Perge' a place where the public can discover ancient well kept ruins which hold well preserved writings. The Koprulu Canyon is also must see in Antalya, a national park that can get up to 400m deep and stretches for almost nine miles. It often hosts sporting activities like Ghyll scrambling, and although the hike up to the Canyon may wear most out, the resting area that has fish restaurants and cafés to cater for your needs.
Turkish food is becoming more popular by the minute. A traditional starter would be 'meze', a tapas-like delicacy that are often vegetables cooked in rich olive oils, salsas or speciality yoghurt’s, served with bread and sea food. For main meals stereo typical kebabs come in many shapes, forms and varieties. The kebabs are just not stuffed with the usual 'Donna' but can even be made from red mullet and deep fried vegetables. Although the food here sticks to its roots, you won't have a problem finding an English bar, an Italian cafe, or even fast food that you are used to.
You need 6 months validity on a 10 year British passport to travel here. Everyone pays £10 per person visa on entry.