Romance and Raki
Located on the Turkish Riviera along the Mediterranean coast, Antalya is a stunning destination is typically Turkish in its demeanour. It is Turkey's biggest international sea resort and is the third most visited city in the world, with 10.5 million annual visitors.
The old town & harbour is well worth a trip and you can’t miss the Fluted Minaret which is the most prominent landmark of Antalya City.
For foodies, there are some great seafood restaurants or try local dishes such as Börek, pide, baklava or the famous meaty kebabs.
This pretty old quarter of Antalya, surrounded by walls and fronted by a stunning yacht harbour shouldn’t be missed.
For a picturesque and historic entrance to Kaleiçi enter via Hadrian's Gate and explore its narrow meandering streets to your heart’s content.
Journey time from the airport 15 minutes (Approximately)
A charming old fishing port with 2 beautiful large beaches running alongside it is the perfect destination for couples holidays.
Pay a visit to the 5th century baths and don’t miss the old theatre with its superb columns. For historical sites, visit the Temple of Apollo if it’s typical Turkish architecture you are after. More information on Side
Journey time from the airport 67 minutes (Approximately)
For a more authentic Turkish experience head to Fethiye. The Harbour area is now a modernised resort with fantastic restaurants and bars.
You can take boat trips out to neighbouring islands or use it as a base from which to explore local sites such as the Butterfly Valley, Olu Deniz or Lake Koycegiz.
Visit the Lycian rock-face tombs or Roman amphitheatres, hunt down history or wander around the cobbled old town making your own discoveries. More information on Fethiye
Journey time from the airport 59 minutes (Approximately)
Antalya Fact file
Flying time from UK: 4 hours
Currency: Turkish Lira
Average Temperature: During the winter 15Cº and during the summer 35Cº (77Fº).
Sunny Days a Year: +300 days.
Top tip:.Taste the local alcohol, Raki.. It’s heady liquorice flavour will take you by surprise!