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Antalya is as laid-back as you might expect from a city on the Mediterranean with a 4.5 mile (7 km) beach stretching along its frontier.

Its attractive Old Town is a great place to be based, and exploring its narrow, cobbled streets and traditional architecture is a lovely way to spend a few hours.

TermessosAntalya has one of the best archaeological museums in the country, which complements the three ancient cities that lie close by: Perge, Aspendos and Termessos.

Around 10 miles (17 km) to the east of Antalya is Perge, a large and comprehensive site, which was once an important city in the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC.

Aspendos, to the east of the city, has arguably Turkey’s best, most complete theater, built during the reign of Emperor Marcus Aurelius in the 2nd century AD. Aspendos is surrounded by mountains, which makes this excellently-preserved theater even more spectacular.

Termessos is slightly further from Antalya but is an even larger ancient city than Perge, and dates back to before 333 BC, which is the first known record of the city.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Antalya

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    Accommodation choices for Antalya

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Antalya. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Puding Marina Residence, Antalya

      Puding Marina Residence

      Medium

      The Puding Marina residence is a great boutique option in the heart of the old town of Antalya, and is perfect for exploring the attractive and lively surrounding streets at your leisure.

    • Kempinski Hotel The Dome, Antalya

      Kempinski Hotel The Dome

      First Class

      The Kempinski Dome is situated around 45 minutes' drive east of Antalya, on a beautiful stretch of sandy beach.

    Ideas for experiencing Antalya

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Antalya, and which use the best local guides.

    • Guided tour of Antalya Museum, Perge and Aspendos
      Aspendos

      Guided tour of Antalya Museum, Perge and Aspendos

      Guided tour of Antalya Museum, Perge and Aspendos

      Learn about Turkey’s long history with this trip that takes in the archaeological displays at the Antalya Museum, the ancient city of Perge and Turkey’s most complete theater at Aspendos.

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    • Guided excursion to Termessos
      Termessos

      Guided excursion to Termessos

      Guided excursion to Termessos

      Explore the ancient and well-preserved ruins at Termessos, an extensive site, spread across a rocky mountain valley in the Gulluk Dagi National Park.

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