10 places to visit in Antalya
Welcoming millions of local and foreign tourists every year, Antalya is a complete paradise for those interested in historical and cultural tourism. Here are the several places to visit in Antalya.
Kaleiçi is a very important region as it carries the traces of the city’s history. Historical houses are of great importance not only with their architecture, but also because they reflect the lifestyle, behavior, traditions and customs of the people of that period.
Yanartaş, located in Çıralı, a popular holiday center of Antalya, in Kemer, is known as the eternal fire.
If you want to travel around the Kekova region, you have to arrive at Üçağız Village, which is 30 km from Kaş and 20 km from Demre. The historical ruins in the north of the bay, which looks like a natural harbor, belong to Theimussa Ancient City.
The Historical Clock Tower, the symbol of Antalya, was built on a thick pentagonal bastion and has a clock on each side.
Aya Yorgi Church
Aya Yorgi Church, one of the 5 Orthodox Greek churches in Kaleiçi, is one of the historical buildings of Antalya that you should definitely see.
St. Nicholas Church
The St. Nicholas Church, built after the death of Saint Nicholaos, thought to be Santa Claus, is located in Demre.
Olympos Ancient City
This is an important and mysterious place. The city, also known as the City of Gods, is located within the boundaries of Kumluca district.
Side Ancient City
Another of Antalya’s most important ancient cities is Side Ancient City. Side, one of the port cities of Pamphylia in ancient times, dates back to the 8th century BC, to the Hittites.
Patara Ancient City
Among the places you should see in Antalya, you should add Patara Ancient City. Patara, a coastal town that has been the capital of the Lycian civilization, is among the rare beaches that Caretta Carettas have visited for millions of years, as well as its archaeological and historical values.
Termessos Ancient City
Termessos Ancient City which is one of Turkey’s best-preserved ancient city, is located 30 km northwest of Antalya.