Antalya is one of the most popular vacation destinations in Turkey, and when you see it for yourself you’re sure to understand why. With ancient ruins, adrenaline-pumping activities, and breathtaking sights, we think Antalya is one of the most special places in the whole world. Visiting Antalya is a great option for Hillside Beach Club guests who want to explore some of the best views and sites that Turkey has to offer. Families, couples, friends and solo travelers can all find something to perfectly suit their tastes. Here is a list of our top things to do in Antalya.
- Duden Waterfalls
An absolutely gorgeous natural attraction located right in the middle of the city of Antalya. These waterfalls offer spectacular views by themselves, but for a closer look you can take a spiral staircase, which leads to a cave behind the waterfalls. From here, you can look out through the water for a totally different perspective.
This town offers a fascinating opportunity to explore Roman, Greek, and Turkish history all at once. Kaleici is the old town of Antalya and in addition to the lovely harbor views, you can enjoy a relaxing breakfast or lunch at one of the many cafes along the marina or down some of the charming cobblestone streets.
- Antalya Archeological Museum
For those history buffs among you, and especially those traveling with families, you don’t want to miss out on this captivating museum, which is chock-full of archeological artifacts. For the kids, there is a children’s corner, but the whole family will be taken by the incredible array of fascinating statues, pottery, sarcophagi and more.
- Termessos Ruins
The Termessos ruins require a bit of a hike, but they are well worth if if you’re up to the challenge! The site is huge, you can wander among the ruins endlessly, and imagine yourself as an ancient Antalyan.
Take a trip back through time at the ruins of Perge, where excavations are still ongoing and we learn more about the lives lived there every day. The site on its own is very impressive, but we recommend considering visiting with a guide who can uncover Perge’s incredible history and reveal just how advanced the Romans who lived there were.
- Goynuk Canyon
Visitors of all ages enjoy the gorgeous views and fun activities of Goynuk Canyon. The canyon is a great place for a day hike, and the sights alone are worth a visit. However, to get the most out of your time here, be sure to check out some of the many thrilling activities available. From zip lining, to body rafting, swimming and cliff diving, there is no shortage of choices at this beautiful canyon.
Wherever you venture to and whatever you do, spending some time in Antalya is highly recommended! Please feel free to ask us if you want to learn more about what this stunning region has to offer and we will be happy to help.