Welcome to Antalya

In Antalya, 435 miles (700 kilometres) south of Istanbul, history and nature intermingle to create culturally rich adventures unlike those found anywhere else in the world. Many of the region’s best attractions are several hours outside the city, but tours that include hotel pickup and drop-off make transportation a breeze. Travellers can ride in a glass-bottomed boat. Above the sunken island of Kekova (and see why this stretch of Turkey calledd the Turquoise Coast), hike to the eternal fires of Yanartas on Mount Chimaera, or take a dip in the water flowing down white travertine terraces at Pamukkale Hot Springs. Pamukkale is a UNESCO World Heritage Site 150 miles (240 kilometres) from Antalya. History buffs should beeline to the Roman ruins at Termessos Ancient City or go just beyond the city limits to Perge, Side, Demre, Myra, and Aspendos. A Jeep safari through the Taurus Mountains lets you discover landscapes and hidden villages that other travellers miss, while a cable-car ride up Mount Olympos offers panoramic views. Multi-day excursions to Cappadocia— around 335 miles (540 kilometres) from Antalya—combine sights such as the rock-cut castle of Uchisar and the region’s famous fairy chimney rock formations in one action-packed trip. Cruise ship passengers can make the most of their limited time with thoroughly planned shore excursions. If you’re passing through Antalya, it’s easy to streamline your travel plans in Turkey with private airport transfers to popular destinations such as Kemer, Belek, or Kas Kalkan.