Antalya is the place to take as much time as needed to decompress from the strains of everyday life. Located on the Mediterranean coast, it has something for all, from a 7-star hotel hosting celebrities to hidden beaches with just a few locals even during high season. With its archaeological and natural beauties, Antalya is the place where sea, sun, history and nature constitute a perfect harmony.
The region of Antalya includes seaside towns from Kaş on the west to Alanya on the east. You can enjoy the world famous hotel chains located at Kemer and Belek, with various exclusive amenities from gourmet restaurants to golf courses and spa centers. For a more local flavor, visit Kaş and Kalkan. Formerly a coastal city of the Lycians named Antiphellos, Kaş is a small and charming coastal resort famous for its scuba-diving and paragliding. To see the mythological city which housed the Gods and Goddesses, turn your way to Olympos and Çıralı with their ruins of the ancient city preserved in the Olympos National Park. Patara, the birth place of St. Nicholas (Santa Claus), the historical sites of the ancient cities of Xanthos, Letoon, Side, Myra and Aspendos with the theatre built by the Romans (161-80AD) are other places of interest. You can also discover the hidden bays of the Mediterranean on a mega yacht departing from the brand new luxury marina in Kaş.
Thanks to the local geological gifts that have left Antalya with rocky mountains, gushing waterfalls, soaring canyons, and lush gardens, visitors can find the ideal destinations for hiking, rafting, wreck diving, and even skiing just a stone's throw away to the town. Visit the Damlataş Cave, full of stalactites and stalagmites, where humidity reaches up to 90%, a treatment place for patients with asthma. Altınbeşik is another natural wonder with one of the most interesting subterranean lakes in the world. For some adventure, go to the Köprülü Canyon for rafting. Witness the baby sea turtles find their ways to the sea on the preserved Çıralı beach.