Antalya is the largest city on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey with a population of over 1 million. It is well-known as the gateway to the spectacular turquoise coast and for its numerous Roman sites and its wonderful Old Harbor. The walled old city neighborhood of Kaleiçi is an essential stop. See Hadrian's Gate which was built by the Roman Emperor Hadrian, the 125 foot high Yivli Minaret and other famous landmarks. The entire city is rich in art and culture and, of course, Antalya is a great base from which to explore the magnificent turquoise coast. No visit to Antalya is complete unless you have explored some of the fabulous beaches like Kalyaati with its aquarium and water parks and it's just a short drive in one of our rental cars.
Many people don't realise that Antalya is also a great shopping destination. Shop for designer fashion, high street brands and technology at large malls like Terracity, Özdilek, 5M Migros and Deepo Outlet Center. Traditional souvenirs such as kilims, water pipes and those famous blue eyes are widely available but don't be tempted to buy antiques as their export is very strictly forbidden.