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.

Beldibi
Sentido Sultan Beldibi Hotel offers a beach front location and traditional Turkish hospitality. The hotel has a Spa and on-site family friendly entertainment with a choice of bars and restaurants. ...

Belek
Gloria Verde Hotel is set just moments from the beach. With an aqua park, spa and sports facilities, it is a well-rounded choice for fun-loving holidaymakers. ...

Alanya
Sun Hotel Alanya is set on the beach with it's own beach front bar and restaurant in the centre of Alanya....

Beldibi
This 5-star hotel consists of well equipped rooms with views to the sea or the mountains, it offers a good range of wining, dining and entertainment choices suitable for all ages....

Side
The Club Grand Side Hotel is a popular 5 star village style hotel which is an ideal choice for couples, families and those seeking a fun and relaxing holiday....

Side
Alba Resort Hotel is perfect for families with young children looking for a fun and enjoyable holiday....

Belek
With plenty of activities and facilities on offer, staying at this hotel can be as active or relaxing as you choose, an ideal choice for an all inclusive holiday....

Belek
Riu Kaya Palazzo Golf Resort is situated on the beach and offers a great choice in health and recreation facilities suitable for all ages....

Side
Aydinbey King's Palace Spa & Resort is a luxury 5 star complex. This is an ideal complex for families and couples wanting a relaxing holiday with all amenities on-site or nearby....

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...

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