Where to Visit in Antalya

Antalya is the fifth-most populous city in Turkey as well as the capital of Antalya Province. It is seen as the “capital of tourism” in Turkey. Located on Anatolia’s southwest coast bordered by the Taurus Mountains, Antalya is the largest Turkish city on the Mediterranean coast outside the Aegean region with over one million people in its metropolitan area.

The city that is now Antalya was first settled around 200 BC by the Attalid dynasty of Pergamon, which was soon subdued by the Romans. Roman rule saw Antalya thrive, including the construction of several new monuments, such as Hadrian’s Gate, and the proliferation of neighboring cities. The city has changed hands several times, including to the Seljuk Sultanate in 1207 and an expanding Ottoman Empire in 1391. Ottoman rule brought relative peace and stability for the next five hundred years. The city was occupied by Italy for three years in the aftermath of World War I, but was recaptured by a newly independent Turkey in the War of Independence.

Antalya is Turkey’s biggest international sea resort, located on the Turkish Riviera. Large-scale development and governmental funding has promoted tourism. A record 13.6 million tourists passed through the city in 2019.

Despite having architectural heritage dating back up to Hellenistic times, most historical architecture in Antalya date to the medieval Seljuk period, with a number of mosques, madrasahs, masjids, caravanserais, Turkish baths and tombs giving the city a Turkish-Islamic character. Historical architecture is concentrated in the walled city, Kaleiçi; ancient structures are not well-preserved in the rest of the city of Antalya as the modern city was built on the ancient city. Kaleiçi, with its narrow cobbled streets of historic Ottoman era houses, is the old center of Antalya. With its hotels, bars, clubs, restaurants, and shopping, it has been restored to retain much of its historical character. It is surrounded by two walls in the shape of a horsenail, one of which is along the seafront, built in a continuous process from Hellenistic to Ottoman times. The historical harbour is located in this part of the city; narrow streets extend from the harbour and branch off into the old city, surrounded by wooden historical houses. Cumhuriyet Square, the main square of the city and a spot very popular for tourists and locals, is surrounded by shopping and business centres and public buildings. There are sites with traces of Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and Seljuk architecture and cultures. There are also examples of the local Greek architecture in the city, with five Greek Orthodox churches in the old city.

The walled city is surrounded by a large metropolitan area. With high rates of immigration since the 1970s, this area contains large gecekondu neighborhoods that are not well-integrated into the fabric of the city and suffer from poor economic conditions and insufficient education. Gecekondu areas are concentrated in the Kepez district, where an estimated 70% of the houses were gecekondus in 2008. In 2011, it was estimated that there were 50–60,000 gecekondus in Antalya, housing around 250,000 people. Antalya has beaches including Konyaaltı, Lara and Karpuzkaldıran. Beydağları and Saklikent are used for winter sports.

How to Go to Antalya
Antalya has an international Airport and bus station. You can directly fly to Antalya from many countries. There are also many options on domestic flight within Turkey. If you want to take a public bus then that is too available from most cities of Turkey. You can also choose to drive up to Antalya in your own transport with many comfortable highways.

Antalya Daily Sightseeing Tour Activities & Antalya Daily Excursions
You can see most popular tour categories in Antalya that Inca Tour Turkey caters for, as below;

Guaranteed Departure Tours Antalya, All Inclusive Vacations Antalya, Adventure Tours Antalya, Airplane Tours Antalya, Biblical Tours Antalya, Jewish Tours Antalya, Islamic Tours Antalya, Black Sea Tours from Antalya, Boat Cruises Activities from Antalya, Bus Tours Antalya, Cabin Cruises from Antalya, Christmas Tours Antalya, Cooking Tours Antalya, Complete Antalya Tour, Conference in Istanbul, Cruise Ship Vacations from Antalya, Cruise Excursions from Antalya, Holiday Package in Antalya, Deluxe Antalya Tours, Eco Tours Antalya, Easter Vacation Antalya, Family Holidays Antalya, Antalya Hotel Reservations, Antalya Daily Excursion Tours, Antalya Culture Tours, Jeep Safaris Antalya, New Year Party in Antalya, Turkish Night in Antalya, Turkish Bath in Antalya, Religious Tours Antalya, Single Tours Antalya, Student Tours Antalya, Tailored Tours Antalya, Trekking Tours Antalya, VIP Tours Antalya, Antalya Bus Tours, Winter Skiing Antalya, Women Art Tours Antalya and Yacht Charter Cruise from Antalya Antalya, All Inclusive Vacations in Antalya, Christmas Tours Antalya, MICE Event in Antalya, Golfing in Antalya, Group Tours Antalya, Honeymoons Vacation Antalya, Antalya Airport Transfer Services, Antalya Village Tour. You can check out our guaranteed departure Antalya tours available. If you are looking for a tailor made tour itinerary and Daily excursions in Antalya, as a DMC in Antalya, we can prepare as you wish.

Inca Tour Turkey is skilled at creating special tailor-made tour itineraries to suit every client’s needs. You can choose from one of our ready-made Antalya tour programs or you can create your own itinerary to suit your clients exact wished.

If you have a small group or F.I.T. Travellers to Turkey, as an Antalya Tour Operator, we are here to help and give you the best service ever.

All Inclusive Vacations in Antalya
Antalya is one of the best destinations for all inclusive vacations all around the World. In Antalya, you will find almost one thousand luxury hotels that offer all inclusive Antalya holiday packages. Some hotels are based on ultra all inclusive providing ultra all inclusive services in Antalya region.

What is all inclusive concept in Antalya?
All inclusive means that you will get breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus snacks interim meals in between. All local alcoholic beverages to include wine, beer, vodka, raki, gin and all cold and hot non-alcoholic beverages served at free of charge that comes through all inclusive concept in Antalya. This includes the facilities of sauna, Turkish bath and such to be at your service at no charge however, any personal treatment service as massage would be an extra.

What is ultra all inclusive concept in Antalya?
Ultra all inclusive means that you will get breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus snacks interim meals in between. All local alcoholic beverages to include wine, beer, vodka, raki, gin and all cold and hot non-alcoholic beverages served at free of charge also some imported luxury beverages such as imported whiskey, vodka etc. that come through ultra all inclusive concept in Antalya. This includes the facilities of sauna, Turkish bath and such to be at your service at no charge however, any personal treatment service as massage would be an extra.

As a Tour Operator in Antalya, we combine daily sightseeing tours in Antalya with this all inclusive concept and provide as a complete tour package. If you are planning a holiday tour to Antalya, one of our all inclusive tour itineraries is definitely would suit you.

Some of our all inclusive tour packages starts from Istanbul with a domestic flight to Antalya as a combined tour package on offer for you to take advantage of. Please check our escorted all inclusive tour packages in Antalya.

If you are looking for a DMC in Antalya, we are here to support you all the way with several different options available.

When you book your vacation in Antalya with Inca Tour Turkey, you will not worry about any unexpected surprises and everything that you desire will be included in your package and in all-inclusive 5 star hotels of Antalya with Inca Tour privilige.

Wedding events in Antalya
Antalya is a unique destination for the ones willing to have a special wedding ceremony. As a wedding planner in Antalya, we provide the wedding venue whether indoor or outdoor, private beach party, henna night, wedding night organizations, complying with groom and bride’s special requests. If you require an equipment company, as an event organizer in Antalya, we would be happy to provide all that you may need such as sound systems, decorations and entertainment along with many other availabilities. We also provide you all kinds of meal menus as per your request including Indian Cuisine with Jain, Veg or Non-Veg options. International cooks can prepare any dish you may like or bring your own chefs for an exclusive feast.

For large wedding groups in Antalya, we can provide private charter flights, yacht cruise from Antalya, private transportation, private sightseeing, private airport transfers, private assistance and decorations and all other exclusive requests to be done by us destination wedding company in Antalya.

The wedding is one of the most special days of the couples and relatives. Our Company ‘Inca Tour Turkey’’ as an International Wedding Planner in Turkey, Antalya, provides the best service for wedding groups for the wedding in Antalya Turkey by combining the culture of each couple anywhere in the world with our culture ‘’hospitality’’ since we attach importance to the wedding will be held in Turkey. We are very happy to share the common joy with the wedding groups of different cultures who came from different parts of the world. Each wedding for us is a new culture and new friends. If you are looking for a destination wedding company in Antalya, we are here to help.

Antalya Conference, MICE and Events
Antalya is one of the best destinations for Conference, MICE and Events. If you are looking for a new destination on your Conference, MICE and Events, as a Conference, MICE and Event in Antalya, we can cater for your needs.

We can offer you many different luxury 5 star hotels with all inclusive hotel concept in line with your budget.

If you have an enquiry on Conference, MICE and Event, Antalya is a very comfortable place to be. You may have your event in a luxury hotel conference room or select out of our sightseeing activities during your meetings. Or, you can just relax and have sunbath on the beaches of Antalya. As an Antalya event company, we are here to help you with all kinds of enquiries you may have. As a company with over 15 years of experience in the field of Conference, MICE and Event in Antalya, we can cover all your requests and organize your happening in the range of your budget.

Antalya is one of the most favourite destinations of the world for its adventure activities with its forests and two large streams, mountains, trail paths. As a tour operator in Antalya, we can provide all types of adrenaline filled activities and popular attractions such as Adventure Safaris Antalya, Horse Safari Antalya, Jeep Safari Antalya, Quad Safari Antalya, Paint Ball Tour Antalya, Scuba Diving from Antalya, White Water Rafting as well as Turkish Bath Antalya, Turkish Night Antalya and many more on offer as Inca Tour Turkey, the destination management company.

Antalya by Night
Turkey, as well as one of Europe’s most popular tourist cities attracting Antalya Nightlife, in addition to the natural beauty of life with endless entertainment welcomes millions of visitors each year. Antalya is the number one holiday destination for tourists from all around the world! You can find night clubs that are entertaining to the first light in the morning, small concerts for those who like live music, or rock-filled rock bars for every taste. With Inca Tour Turkey’s exceptional programs, you can get the best of Antalya at night.

Antalya has so many options for entertainment such as Turkish Night in Antalya and if you have any special demand, we are ready to meet.

Antalya Airport Transfer Services
We can provide you private airport transfer services in Antalya. All you need to do is to inform us your arrival and departure times with flight codes and number of your pax.

Antalya Car, Van and Bus/Coach Rental
We can provide you coaches, vans and rent a car in Antalya upon your requests. All our vehicles are fully insured and has brand names that are equipped with all your necessities. If you need a rental company in Antalya, we are happy to provide the best services at competitive rates.

Antalya Airport Transfer Services
We can arrange Hotel accommodation in Antalya, including 3 Star Hotel in Antalya, 4 Star Hotel in Antalya, 5 Star Hotel in Antalya, Boutique Hotel in Antalya or Budget Hotel in Antalya.

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Konyaalti Beach

Konyaalti Beach (Konyaaltı Plajı) is one of the two main beaches of Antalya, the other being Lara Beach. Konyaalti Beach is located on the western side of the city and stretches for 13 km primarily composed of fine pebbles, but also has some sand. The water is beautifully clear. Konyaaltı Beach has “Blue Flag” status, which confirms the good water […]

Karpuzkaldiran Waterfall

Karpuzkaldiran Waterfall, Duden Waterfalls are a group of waterfalls in the province of Antalya, Turkey. The waterfall, formed by the Düden River (one of the major rivers in southern Anatolia), is located 12 km north-east of Antalya; which ends, where the limpid waters of the Lower Düden Falls drop off a rocky cliff directly into […]

Side Ancient City

Side Ancient City; Many buildings have survived from Ancient City of Side to the present day. For this reason, hundreds of thousands of people come to visit the city every year. This location, which is not crowded and hosts very few people off season, welcomes hundreds of thousands of people during the season. According to […]

Kursunlu Waterfall

Kursunlu Waterfall Antalya is a unique city in Turkey, rich with water sources. In fact, it is one of the best regions in Turkey to find a source and relax under a waterfall with friends and family. In Antalya, visitors and locals love to take some time and go visit the best natural water attraction […]

Kekova Island

Kekova Island, also named Caravola, is a small Turkish island near Demre (Demre is the Lycian town of Myra) district of Antalya province which faces the villages of Kaleköy (ancient Simena) and Üçağız (ancient Teimioussa). Kekova Island has an area of 4.5 km2 (2 sq mi) and is uninhabited. After the Italian occupation of Kastelorizo, Kekova — which at that time was temporarily inhabited during summer because of wood harvest — was disputed between Italy and Turkey. The 1932 […]

Antiphellos Ancient City

Antiphellos Ancient City or Antiphellus Ancient City was city that acted as the port of Phellus (Phellos) in Lycia. It was at the head of a bay on the south coast. Sir Francis Beaufort, the discoverer of this ancient site, gave the contemporary name of Vathy to the bay at the head of which Antiphellus stands. Pliny says that […]

Broken Minaret & Korkut Mosque

Broken Minaret & Korkut Mosque, now known as the Broken Minaret (tr. Kesik Minare) hides more secrets that one might have expected. This characteristic structure of an actually broken minaret belongs to the ruined Korkut Mosque (tr. Korkut Camii). The history of this building is an excellent illustration that offers a better understanding of the turbulent [...]

Olympos Ancient City & Olympos Beach

Olympos Ancient City & Olympos Beach or Olympus was a city in ancient Lycia. It was situated in a river valley near the coast. Its ruins are located south of the modern town Çıralı in the Kumluca district of Antalya Province, southwestern Turkey. Together with the sites of the ancient cities Phaselis and Idyros it is part of the Olympos Beydaglari National Park. The perpetual gas fires [...]

Antalya Republic Square

Antalya Republic Square, The Atatürk Monument and Republic Square are among Antalya's most famous landmarks. This monument is also known as the National Ascension Monument. The monument and the square celebrate Atatürk's rise to power. Under his leadership, the Turkish Republic came into being, making it one of the first countries in this region to [...]

Termessos Ancient City

Termessos Ancient City is a very well preserved ancient city located 17 km north-west of Antalya, in the Mount Güllük-Termessos National Park. It was built 1,050 meters above sea level and spreads over a wide area. It's one of the best-preserved historic settlements in Turkey. This is a very impressive and important historical site to [...]

Duden Waterfall

Duden Waterfall, If you are looking for an amazing walk to enjoy the breathtaking landscape of Antalya, Duden Waterfall is definitely one of the most dazzling natural shows to see in the city. Duden Waterfall is a unique beauty located in Duden Park in the Lara district of Antalya. It's a powerful water attraction to [...]

Antalya Kaleici

Antalya Kaleici Antalya is the leading tourism center in Turkey, receiving more than 15 million visitors each year. Culture, history, and nature meet in the beautiful town on the south coast of the country. Antalya has a wonderful old town to discover. In this article, you will find information about the best things to do in Kaleici [...]

Antalya Clock Tower

Antalya Clock Tower is among the symbolic structures of Antalya. It is on Cumhuriyet Street, in Kalekapısı Mevkii, which was called 'Kapuağzı' in ancient times. Being one of the main entrance routes of Kaleiçi, the tower has the distinction of being one of the most preferred meeting points of Antalya residents to its central location. [...]

Hadrian Gate

Hadrian  Gate is a triumphal arch located in Antalya, Turkey, which was built in the name of the Roman emperor Hadrian, who visited the city in the year 130. It is the only remaining entrance gate in the walls that surround the city and harbor. The gate was rediscovered by Francis Beaufort in 1817, while commanding on HMS Fridericksteen. Hadrian's Gate consists of two colonnaded facades, [...]

Simena Ancient City

Simena Ancient City Simena Ancient City, known as Kaleköy today, is a small Lycian coastal city and has been a strategic point that has been inhabited since the 4th century B.C. The ruin that reflects this feature most vividly is the castle, which has remained intact until today, and it is possible to watch the [...]

Manavgat Waterfall

Manavgat Waterfall is one of the most visited waterfalls in Turkey, a true natural beauty in Antalya. That's why you shouldn't miss it. Manavgat region is an amazing area to visit for its nature. Manavgat Waterfall on the Manavgat River is near the city of Side, 3 km (2 mi) north of Manavgat, Turkey. Its high flow over a wide area as it [...]

Aspendos Ancient City

Aspendos Ancient City The name of Aspendos Ancient City is seen as “Estvediya” on the 5th 4th century B.C Aspendos coins and it is a city that minted coins in its own name like Side. The name of Aspendos, a member of the Attica-Delos Sea Union, came to the fore in 468 BC when the [...]

Perge Ancient City

Perge Ancient City or Perga was originally an ancient Lycian settlement that later became a Greek city in Pamphylia. It was the capital of the Roman province of Pamphylia Secunda, now located in Antalya Province on the southwestern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Today Perge Ancient City ruins lie 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) east of Antalya. It was the birthplace of the Greek mathematician Apollonius of Perga, one of the [...]