Turkey offers so much more than the sun and beachlife. Here you also find cultural memorials, exciting activities, fantastic food and shopping at bargaining prices.
Antalya is a wonderful town by the South East Coast of Turkey. There are possibilities to experience everything here during your visit; beaches, the port, shopping, night life, culture, and also get an understanding of the Turkish general life. Antalya is one of the bigger towns along the Turkish coast, and most of the chartered flights flies into here.
Population: 1 719 751
Capital in Turkey: Ankara
Currency: Turkish lira (TRY)
There are good communications from Antalya to many other popular towns nearby. Alanya is one of these places, a famous tourist destination located around 140 km from Antalya. Regular transfer buses can take you between the two cities. In the middle of two beaches at Alanya you will find a classic castle on the top of a mountain with stunning views.
The city of Side is a peninsula located about 70 km from Antalya. Here you can find, amongst other things, a well-standing Roman theatre close to the urban area with a capacity of a few thousand people. Next to the theatre is the Roman bath, a beautiful archaeological museum. Along the east and west coast there are two shallow beaches running for many kilometers.