About Antalya Province

Antalya Province

Huge numbers of people used to pass through Antalya – it was known as the gateway to the Turkish Riviera – but, now it’s become a beautiful vacation destination in its own right.

With its unique blend of beaches and traditional Turkish culture, it's the perfect place to stay. Just find your vacation rental on FlipKey and let your adventure begin.

About Antalya Province

At the core of Antalya lies the historic old city district of Kaleici. Explore the classically beautiful town and ancient Ottoman houses, then marvel at how it seamlessly blends with both the Roman-era harbor and modern districts.

This area is steeped in history. You'll find it around every corner. To get a better understanding, go to the famous Kaleici Museum.

Shielded from wind by the Taurus Mountains, Antalya benefits from the hot Mediterranean climate – so make sure you pack your sunscreen!

June, July and August are the hottest months, reaching an astounding 93.6F. So, if that sounds like too much for you, it’s probably best to head out around April or May.

While in Antalya, you should indulge in the native cuisine. Piyaz is one of our favorite dishes – it’s made from tahini, garlic, walnuts and boiled beans. Or, if you want a snack, grida is a good way to go – it's freshly caught fish!

What to do in Antalya Province

For all you culture and history lovers, there's plenty to see.

Antalya's past spans back to the Hellenistic period. The best way to see all the sites – including Hadrian's Gate and the Yivli Minare Mosque – is by taking a historic tour of the city.

If you get a bit tired after a day of sightseeing, head to one of the beautiful golden beaches and soak up the sun. But, if you're still raring to go, try the watersports on offer – the scuba diving is fantastic.

If you've brought the kids – or are just a kid at heart – head to the Beach Park. There's Aqua Land (with hundreds of waterslides to choose from) and Dolphin Land (where you can go see dolphins, sea lions and even white whales).

Still up for exploring? Try heading up to see the Düden Waterfalls. They're astonishing and a great photo op!

Top travel tips for Antalya Province

There are lots of festivals and events held in the city – see if you can catch one. The Antalya Festival is in September and is a great chance to see the locals celebrating their culture.

For a bit of fun, try the trams and light rail line. It's a great way to get around and you'll see the city in all its glory.

Enjoy the culture, the beaches and the natural beauty surrounding Antalya. It's one of the best vacation destinations in Turkey and is constantly developing and growing. Snap up your FlipKey vacation rental today and make the most of this historic town.