Known as the Pearl of the Mediterranean, the Turkish Riviera and, according to Turkey’s founder, ‘the most beautiful place on earth’, Antalya has a lot to live up to. And live up to it does. Boasting beautiful weather, luxurious hotels and breath-taking scenery, Antalya is the perfect destination for either your summer holiday or a spot of winter sun. All this and more is just a four hour flight from London Gatwick.
Beaches and resorts
Antalya is home to a number of bustling upmarket resorts, making it the ideal base for a luxury Turkey holiday. Amongst these resorts are Belek, Lara Beach, Side and Alanya. Lara Beach is the city’s longest and most popular beach. Along here, you’ll find that many of the hotels have their own private section of golden, soft sand. Konyaalti Beach is the closest one to the city centre and is a favourite amongst visitors and locals alike. Altogether, you do have over 400 miles of fantastic beaches to choose from.
There’s more to Antalya than just being an excellent beach destination. The city and surrounding area is dotted with countless historical sites and ruins that are well worth the time to explore. Discover the city’s ancient past as you wander the narrow streets of the old town, Kaleiçi, with its traditional Ottoman architecture. Or head a little further afield and witness the splendour of the exceptionally well-preserved Roman amphitheatre at Aspendos.
Relax or get active
No matter what type of holiday you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in Antalya. Many of our Antalya hotels offer their guests exceptional spa facilities, providing the ultimate in relaxation on your Turkey holiday. Certain hotels also offer a 24 hour All Inclusive option, so you can wine and dine the night away in style. For the more active amongst you, the resort of Belek has a great selection of golf courses to tee-off at. And for those up for a challenge, the famous ‘Lycian Way’ is an excellent 320 mile cycle route connecting Antalya to Fethiye.