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Holidays to Antalya
Holidays to Antalya
Why Holiday in Antalya?
Antalya getaways are hot-to-trot in summer, with average temperatures reaching a dreamy 28°C in July. If winter sun is more your style, then you can brighten up your January with mild highs of 15°C; we can’t think of a better way to start the year than enjoying some Turkish sun. Swimming in the Mediterranean Sea is gorgeous here too, with temperatures reaching bath-like highs of 29°C in August. It doesn’t matter if you’re a toe-dipper or a diver-inner, the weather’s lovely in Antalya.
Beach Holidays in Antalya
Konyaalti Beach is a pebbly piece of paradise, fringed with plenty of beach bars and restaurants. Vibrant but with plenty of space to find a quiet corner, this beach is as great for families as it is for couples and groups of mates. There’s also Lara Beach, with fine sand and a more laid-back vibe; Kaputas Beach, one of the most Instagram-worthy beaches in the world; Mermerli Beach with shallow water that’s perfect for paddling; and Akcagerme Beach, which is brilliant for snorkelling. If you’re staying close to the city, you’ll find that regular buses and taxi services run between the town and the popular beaches, especially Lara Beach and Konyaalti Beach.
Food and Drink in Antalya
And now for pudding. We’ve already mentioned Turkish delight, which often has travel parties debating whether they love it or hate it with a Marmite-level split between the two opinions. Baklava is a sure-fire favourite, though. This sweet pastry is often served drizzled with honey and is the perfect accompaniment to a coffee or a cup of tea. More of a chocoholic? Keep an eye out for some mozzaik pasta. This, surprisingly, has nothing to do with pasta and is more like a Turkish spin on a rocky road biscuit.
To really take in the views, take the cable car to the top of the mountains to see Antalya from a really flattering angle. Love nature? Head to the Duden Waterfalls or book an excursion to the Kursunlu Waterfalls for something really spectacular. Water features of a different kind can be found at Aqualand, a waterpark with plenty of slides and pools to keep little ones and big kids happy. There’s even an aquarium and a shopping centre nearby to discover.
Useful Info for Visiting Antalya
Before travelling, you’ll need to get £20 e-Visa from the official Republic of Turkey website. Check your passport before you book too, as you’ll need six months’ validity from your return travel date, a valid ticket and at least two clear pages inside your passport.
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