Antalya is one of the most popular summer resorts in Turkey. The resort is situated southwest of Asia Minor alongside the Mediterranean Sea. Visitors are attracted to Antalya hotels all year round because of its warm climate. Summers can get very hot so if you prefer a milder climate, April and May are good months to visit and these also avoid the crowds. Book your cheap Antalya hotel in advance to get the best choice.
Evidences were found in Dogu Garaji that showed human existence in Antalya during the 3rd century B.C., but written history started in 150 B.C. When King Attalus II Philadelphus discovered the city and made it Pergamon's naval base.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
The annual Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival is held every year and this event is the largest national film festival in Turkey so expect a huge crowd of movie buffs to turn up at the Antalya Cultural Center. Most people visit Antalya for the sun and its beaches, the most popular being Konyaalti Beach Park and Lara Beach. The best place to start sightseeing is at Kaleici where you can find many historical attractions including the Clock Tower, Hidirlik Tower, Hadrian's Gate, Kesik Minare and Alaaddin Camii. Must-see museums are the Antalya Museum, Ataturk's House Museum and Kaleici Museum.
Buses in Antalya cover most of the city which makes it the choice of many locals. The local Dolmus and taxis are also a good way to get around. For a fun trip, take the small road train which runs between the old town and Konyalti beach.You can find cheap hotels in Antalya via otel.com