Travel to Antalya, Turkey

One of the most beloved Vacation spots is located on the Turkish south coast. Antalya, the port city with its incomparable Mediterranean charm, is the Turkish metropolis on the Mediterranean coast. It is located on a bay and is surrounded by an impressive mountain landscape. The Turkish city also has palm-lined and wide boulevards,beaches, Parks and an interesting and lively cultural scene.

In the west, the provincial capital Antalya is surrounded by high, bare limestone massif of the Lycian Taurus, which is up to 3,086 meters high. To the east lies the lower Kilkian Taurus. Antalya was once named by Ataturk as the most beautiful city in Turkey, perhaps you can see this while walking through the winding streets of the Ottoman old town.

An exploration tour through Antalya is best started at the height of the city ​​hill, from there it goes over steep streets of the old town, called Kaleiçi, to the port.

Those who want to relax can do so in the shady and peaceful garden of the Karaalio? Lu city park with a cup of tea. From the tea garden you also have a wonderful view over the Gulf of Antalya, the Beyda? Lar Mountains and the Tahtal? . You can enjoy the sunset from the former lighthouse, the round H? D? Rl? K tower from the 2nd century BC, and many locals also come here in the evening. Old and exotic trees have grown on the south-east side of the harbor, and ring-necked parakeets nest here.

The fish market is also located on the “new” marina, which is about ten kilometers west of Antalyain. The “old” port became too small for the many holidaymakers in the 1990s, which is why this new port was created, which has even received an award for its layout and attractive location. From the old port you can take boat trips to the waterfalls in Lara or the Rat Island or just sit, watch and relax in one of the restaurants. You can also visit a renovated citadel at the old port.

One of the sights in Antalya should definitely be Hadrian’s Gate view. It is kept simple and its marble triumphal arch was added to the city wall for the visit of the Roman emperor in 130 AD. It has three passages that have been restored. Visit securitypology for Turkey Tour Plan.

The broken minaret (Kesik Minare) can only be seen from the outside. It is a cut tower next to the ruins of a building that was once St. Peter’s Church, a Greek temple and also a mosque.

The clock tower, which was built in 1244 and marks the upper limit of the old town, is also worth seeing. Its appearance is a little dark and shows that it once belonged to the defense system of Antalya.

The Düden waterfalls (Düden-? Elalesi) are located in a park about 11 kilometers northeast of Antalya. They are divided into the upper (Yukari) and the lower (A? A? I) waterfalls to the west of Lara Beach. You can do both with a dolmu? reach.

Antalya climate

Antalya is the capital of the Turkish Riviera and lies at the 36th parallel north latitude on the south coast of Turkey on the Mediterranean Sea. The subtropical-Mediterranean climate shows itself through very long, very hot summers and quite short and mild, but also humid winter.

In Antalya, the average daytime temperatures reach more than 20 degrees in eight months of the year. Only in winter from December to March do the daytime temperatures remain between 15 and 18 degrees, with a maximum of twenty degrees being often reached on mild days. However, it gets cold at night in winter, the thermometer drops to an average of seven degrees from December to February. In January, the coldest month, statistics also show an average of one night frost day per year. Otherwise, the up to 2,500 meters high Taurus Mountains in the hinterland of Antalya shield from the extremely low inland temperatures. Hence the very long summer in Antalya, albeit in midsummer comes up with very high temperatures. Average daytime temperatures of 35 degrees mean maximum temperatures of over 40 degrees, at night in midsummer it stays quite warm with around 23 degrees.

The rainfall are very unequally distributed. In midsummer there is practically no rain, from July to September with one rainy day per month and an average of 1 to 5 millimeters precipitation. The average 1,000 millimeters of rain fall mainly from December to February on around 13 days per month.

Best travel time for Antalya

From mid-April to early October, the probability of rain in Antalya is very low. So all outdoor activities, sightseeing, beach days are possible at any time during these months. However, from mid-June to mid-September it can be too hot for some, so bathing holidays are particularly suitable here, especially since the sea lures with a temperature of 23 degrees in June, which increases to 27 degrees by August.

The tourist season in Antalya lasts until the beginning of November, after which many hotels close and the range of activities such as hikes, jeep trips or boat trips is very limited. The season starts again in April and most hotels open again.

Here you will find more information about the climate and the best time to travel to Antalya.

Travel to Antalya, Turkey