The Antalya Museum, which is dedicated to the three crucial Mediterranean ancient civilizations “Lycia”, “Pamphylia” and “Pisidia” that lived within the borders of Antalya received the “Council of Europe Museum of the Year” award in 1988. Antalya Museum, which was moved to its current building in 1972, covers an area of 30 thousand square meters. In addition to the 14 exhibition halls, a children’s section and outdoor galleries, the garden also draws the attention of the visitors.
Canyonlands National Park, with a height of over 4 m in length and 100 m in length, is one of Turkey’s longest canyons, which is 80 km away from Antalya. Thanks to its natural, historical and cultural richness, the National Park, you can have a pleasant trip that will stimulate all your senses.
Kurşunlu Waterfall is 20 km away from Antalya, which is known as a natural paradise with rich flora and more than 100 bird species of the region. The waterfall in a 2 km canyon where seven small ponds are connected with small waterfalls was opened to service in 1986.
Suluada is a hidden paradise in the Kumluca district of Antalya. With its white beach and turquoise sea. The island, which was named Krambusa in ancient times, is one of the important stops of tour boats. It is known that it has all the fish varieties in the Mediterranean ecosystem around the island without any settlements.
Turkey’s first cave that opened for tourism was found in 1948. During the opening of the quarry for the stone to be used in the construction of the port. The cave is on the west coast of Alanya Castle. The cave’s name comes from the water that continues to drip from the stalactites. Besides the fascinating beauty, it is also famous for its air that heals asthma patients. Patients are sitting in the cave for a particular time under the control of a doctor and receiving treatment. The cave, whose air is stable and the same in summer and winter, has 15 m altitude.
Çıralı is a place where you can enjoy the clear sea of the Mediterranean with the impressive natural beauties and 3.5 km beach, which is 28 km away from Kemer. The beach has both pebble and sand. While the parts near the sea are pebble, there is a sandy area between 50-100 m wide. Çıralı Beach has become one of the most visited places because of closeness to Olympos and Yanartaş. It is one of the favourite holiday and tourism centers and the most popular beaches in the region.
Manavgat Waterfall, located in unique nature and flowing through a variety of trees, has a unique view that is worth seeing. The waterfall, which takes its name from the district, is 4 km from the district center and 72 km from the center of Antalya. One of Turkey’s most beautiful waterfalls in Manavgat Waterfalls draws attention with the spectacular views of the cliffs of the water created by the spill enthusiastic about 4 m high. The waterfall, which has restaurants, cafes and gift shops around, welcomes countless guests every year.
The Three Islands, located near Antalya Kemer district, is a vast diving area with nine reefs and two underwater caves. You can go to the islands in the west of Antalya with a maximum 30-minute boat ride. Some underwater creatures that can be seen here are Chromis chromis, grouper fish, leer fish, black drum, Mediterranean moray (small and average sizes), barracuda (alone), weever, octopus (at night dive), sea slugs (at night dive), squid (in school), Mediterranean monk seal (many rare) and much more fish.
Karain Cave, which is 10 km away from Döşemealtı, leads the discovery of the first human “neandertal” remains 500 thousand years ago. The cave, which is one of the oldest settlements in Anatolia, is one of the favourite places of tourists in every season. In addition to its natural beauty, it also fascinates visitors with its cultural richness. You can experience extraordinary scenery when you encounter the unique visions of stalactites and columns formed in thousands of years in Karain Cave.
Side Antique Theater, one of the most precious works in Side Antique City, is considered the only example in Anatolia with the unique architecture. The Dionysus Frieze is on the first floor of the ancient theater, which has baroque features of the Antonine Period in its ornaments. The life of Dionysos, the god of wine and the ruler of the theater, is described chronologically from west to east.
The Clock Tower is in the Kalekapısı region. It is seen as the entrance gate area of Kaleiçi. It is one of the most important works that make up the symbol and silhouette of the city. The Clock Tower, which is one of the most important meeting points of Antalya, was first built as a pentagonal sign in the Byzantine period in the 9th century.
Aspendos is one of the first cities in the region to issue their coins. According to the Greek legend, the city was founded by Argive colonists led by the hero Mopsus, who came to Pamphylia after the Trojan War. The amphitheatre, which is one of the best-preserved theatres to date, has a capacity of about 12,000 people. The amphitheatre is the most striking structure in Aspendos, which is 9 km away from Serik.
The Yivli Minaret, which is a 13th century Seljuk building, is one of the first Islamic buildings in Antalya. The base of the mosque was made of cut and stone, and the body is made of brick and turquoise coloured tiles. The minaret, which has eight vertical grooves on its body, has become one of the symbolic structures of Antalya today. The Yivliminare Mosque is 38 m high and has a 90-step ladder. It is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city.
Perge Ancient City, the capital of ancient Pamphylia, is 18 km from Antalya city center. The city, which is believed to have existed during the Hittite Period and known as “Parha”, was also one of the most organized cities of Anatolia during the Roman Period. Perge Ancient City is one of the wealthiest cities in the old world, which is on theUnesco World Heritage List. Remains and sculptures unearthed during excavations inthe city are exhibited in Antalya Museum.
The Temple of Apollo in Side, famous for the ancient ruins that reflect the spirit of the time. It is one of two temples built during the period known as the Roman Peace (Pax Romana). The Temple of Apollo leaning against the blue sea with the white marble columns is very impressive as the god of beauty and art.
Being an important port city, Olympos is one of the 6 cities mentioned in the Lycian Union coins, which was printed in the Lycian Union coins, which was published in BC 167-168, although the exact date of establishment is unknown. Most of the ruins of the city that have survived to the present day are covered with trees and bushes in the forest and belong to Hellenistic and Roman Byzantine periods.