5 Reasons to Spend Your Holidays in Antalya
As the sun manifests itself more and more with all its splendour warming the air, people begin to elaborate their holiday plans. Talking about holiday plans, it is certain that Antalya is mostly the first destination which comes into mind. It is not surprising that Antalya, one of the 5 cities which globally attract most tourists, captures such an international interest. The dulcet Mediterranean scent in the air, seashores that stretch as far as the eye can see, a climate allowing one to enjoy 9 months of holiday, rich historical, natural and cultural heritage are all factors which make Antalya into a destination frequently visited by tourists and holiday-makers. Let’s have a look at the 5 features this well-deserved interest is built on.
1 Natural texture and beauties
If you are one of those who complain about lying on the beach all day long, there are tens of other alternatives Antalya can offer you. You can take short walks hitting the tracks across highlands and forests and bear witness to the culture of nomads. Visiting the Grottos of Damlataş, Dim and Konakaltı, you can become one of those few people who have the chance of seeing wonderful natural beauties hidden underground.
You can also take a short trip to the waterfalls of Düden, Manavgat and Kurşunlu. It is an ideal destination for those who wish to spend a different day.
2 Places of historical heritage
There are innumerable historical treasures in Antalya. In the museum of Antalya you can see the historical artefacts brought to light in the excavations in the region and you can get yourself informed about the history of Antalya that has hosted centuries-old civilizations. A visit to the Gate of Hadrian, Aspendos Theatre, Aqueducts, the Antique Cities of Alanya and Olympos will take you on a journey through time.
The Beaches of Konyaaltı and Lara that stretch over several kilometres are the most popular beaches in the city. Those who are in search of different alternatives outside the city can head toward Side, Alanya, Olympos and Kaş. These wonderful shores where the azure sea embraces golden sands or jewel-like colourful pebbles offer infinite possibilities for those wishing to spend their day in a different manner.
4 Night life
A city that hosts visitors from all around the world would be unthinkable without night life. An increasing number and variety of tourists in the summer months brings along different concepts and expectations of entertainment. Antalya is a city that can meet this cosmopolitan expectation as it should be. The pubs, wine houses, bars and discos that are mainly located in the district of Kaleiçi especially continue to serve their guests until the sun throws its first lights in the east. It is also possible to enjoy oneself to the fullest in the night clubs in the hotels and holiday villages on the coastline stretching to Side and Alanya accompanied by world famous DJs through the whole night.
5 Outdoor sports
More and more people wish to take part in different activities after they spend a few serene days in holiday villages and hotels. For such people Antalya is a paradise in the real sense. A great variety of outdoor sports such as Rock climbing, Trekking, Caving, Rafting, Canoeing, Jeep Safari trips, Scuba Diving, Sailing, Surfing and Paragliding makes Antalya an unrivalled place in terms of nature sports. Many companies that are specialized in their respective fields and provide materials and training can help you to live a few days of excitement in the branch you are interested and enjoy Antalya to the fullest.