Antalya Region



Antalya Hotels

The beach resorts of the Antalya region run alongside the eastern stretch of the Turquoise Coast, also known as the Turkish Riviera and boast a scenic backdrop provided by the Taurus Mountains.

This region is perfect to just kick back and soak up the sun by the shores of the Mediterranean, explore the many ancient and archaeological sites, enjoy scenic walks and picnics near the waterfalls, take advantage of the golf courses and the many water-based activities, not least scuba diving and white-water rafting.

How Hot?

The Antalya region is nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and the Taurus Mountains providing shelter from the cold northerly winds.

The Mediterranean climate provides hot and dry summers in the mid-eighties, and can rise into the 100s during the months of July and August. The winter months can be wet, with highs of around 50ºF.

Out and About

Often referred to as the Turkish Riviera as one of Turkey's most upmarket areas, the Antalya region is located on the Mediterranean coast offering the ideal combination of pristine beaches, turquoise waters, great nightlife, beautiful scenery, historical sights, luxury hotels and numerous leisure activities.

There are a large number of challenging golf courses to be found in Belek, backed by dramatic scenery. Some of the larger hotels offer deluxe spas coupled with championship golf courses and even a links course.

Golf isn't the only sport that's all the rage here, sun-worshipping is ever popular and if that doesn't take your fancy there's an abundance of watersports on offer as well as many sightseeing spots to visit.

Some must-see places worth a visit if staying in the area include; Hadrian's gate in Antalya's old town; Aspendos, famous for its well preserved Roman theatre is situated around 40km from the city of Antalya; historic ruins in Side which includes the theatre and gate, and Side's trademark temples of Apollo and Athena; another popular trip for many tourists is the Manavgat waterfall, found around 65km from Antalya and only 7km from Side.

Out for Lunch!

The Antalya region offers a mixture of Central Asian, Balkan and Middle Eastern cuisine, with great Turkish influences, where the coastal resorts are overflowing with restaurants, traditional cafes and fast food stalls.

Restaurant menus feature a wide choice of fish and seafood dishes, traditional Turkish mezes and meat dishes, a variety of kebabs as well as the to be expected international cuisines.

The region has a few local specialities these include mussels stuffed with pine nuts often found by street sellers, Piyaz a salad made with dry beans, vegetables and hard-boiled egg, and the Grida fish which is common in this area. If you are a fan of aubergine (eggplant), be sure to try the stuffed aubergine dish known as 'patlican dolmasi' or the aubergine salad named 'patlican salatasi'.

Quick Facts

Flight Time - From London 4 hrs 5 mins, From Manchester 4 hrs 45 mins From Glasgow 4 hrs 50 mins

Currency - Turkish Lira

Nightlife - Restaurants, Bars, Nightclubs and Cafes - mixed

Best Time to Visit: April to October

Top Hotels In Antalya Region

Here's a list of our top accommodations in Antalya Region, ranked by our customer ratings and reviews.

Belek
Granada Luxury Belek Hotel is a large resort offering an exciting aquapark and excellent leisure facilitites The hotel offers a wide range of restaurants and a full entertainment programme making it a...

Manavgat
Set on the beachfront in the Kumkoy area of Side, the Trendy Verbena Beach Hotel offers a good range of facilities including 3 outdoor pools, an indoor pool, a kids pool with mini-waterslide as well a...

Side
The Can Garden Resort is an ideal choice for those seeking a hotel based holiday, there's a great range of facilities on-site and is just a short shuttle bus away from the beach....

Lara Beach
Wind Of Lara Hotel And Spa offers an exciting aquapark, a playground for children at the beach, a relaxing spa and a fun-filled daytime and evening entertainment programme. Making it the perfect pick ...

Side
The Sunrise Park Resort And Spa Hotel is a village style all inclusive complex which offers a extensive range of sports and leisure facilities for guests of all ages. Children will especially love th...

Belek
Alva Donna Hotel offers a beachfront location, two Spas, an Aqua Park and a really good range of activities, perfect for keeping the whole family entertained....

Lara Beach
This beachfront hotel offers comfortable and stylish accommodation with many facilities to suit the whole family....

Side
The Cats Garden Family Hotel is set in large gardens with a peaceful and family atmosphere. The hotel is located 750m to the beach, and within easy reach of local supermarkets and restaurants....

Belek
The five-star resort Ela Quality Resort Belek is situated right on the beach, and offers an ideal selection of activities and facilities for families and couples alike. ...

Alanya
The Asia Beach Resort Hotel And Spa is situated on its own section of private beach and offers leisure facilities on site for guests of all ages....

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