Antalya Region Holidays 2019/2020

Underneath the sunshine, the Antalya region sparkles. And it's not just the can-this-be-real beaches – it's the ancient ruins, mountain ranges and glistening waterfalls that make this patch of Turkey so loved by holidaymakers worldwide.

Antalya Region Holiday Deals 2019/2020

Pashas Princess Hotel

Kemer, Antalya Region, Turkey

(884)

7 Nights

5th May 2020

All Inclusive

London Gatwick

Based On Double Room with Balcony


Price from £470pp£501pp

Save £31

Sun Beach Hotel

Side, Antalya Region, Turkey

(67)

14 Nights

1st May 2020

All Inclusive

Manchester

Based On Twin Room


Price from £552pp£616pp

Save £64

Elysee Beach Hotel

Alanya, Antalya Region, Turkey


7 Nights

5th May 2020

Bed and Breakfast

Birmingham

Based On Double Room


Price from £373pp£397pp

Save £24

The Turkish Riviera

The Antalya region isn’t called the Turkish Riviera for nothing – found along Turkey’s southwestern coast, the miles of beaches, ancient ruins and luxury hotels make for holiday nirvana. And that’s only scratching the surface.

From the waterfalls at Manavgat to the crumbling pillars lining centuries-old amphitheatres, little Turkish restaurants to massive Turkish bazaars, the seriously stunning resorts in Antalya tick all the boxes for traditional getaways in Turkey. Add in a dash of spontaneity with watersports and cable cars into the mountains, and you’ve got yourself one unforgettable Antalya holiday.


Currency: Turkish Lira

Language: Turkish

Time Difference: GMT +2

Religion: Islam

Region

Turkler

In the south-west region of Antalya you'll find the tranquil beach resort of Turkler, which has managed to shy away from the spotlight, maintaining its reputation as a peaceful and low-key destination on the Turkish Riviera. Spend days relaxing on the white-sand and pebble beach or take advantage of the region's rich history and explore nearby ancient ruins.

Tekirova

With beaches for scenery and laid-back in nature, cheap holidays to Turkey in Tekirova are for the easy-going at heart. Its mountainside landscape is speckled with quiet restaurants and more luxury resorts than you'll know what to do with, but a peninsula packed with Roman ruins and hikes through Mount Olympos ensures you keep active.

Konakli

A charming and tranquil village in Turkey's Antalya region, Konakli is a popular destination for travellers in the know. Off the beaten track, but still catering for tourists, a trip to Konakli means a quiet retreat that is nevertheless always close enough to the action.

Kemer

The glorious coastal resort of Kemer is located in what is known as the Turkish Riviera. Take a cable car to the top of the stupendous Tahtali Mountain to enjoy fantastic views across the National Park and resort.

Kalkan

An upmarket and unhurried resort set against the beguiling beauty of Turkey's Lycian coast, Kalkan is an attractive alternative to the hustle and bustle of more famous tourist destinations in the country.

Incekum

The Mediterranean resort of Incekum has a golden sandy beach, palm trees and a mountainous backdrop. It's a fantastic location if you want sun, sea, swimming and watersports on cheap holidays to Turkey. Close by are the busier resorts of Alanya and Side.

Colakli

The small resort of Colakli in south Turkey is ideal if you're craving a relaxing holiday in the sun with beautiful beaches. It's famous for its impressive views over the Mediterranean Sea and surrounded by other charming villages. There are waterfalls and canyons to discover in this area of outstanding beauty.

Beldibi

A small town halfway between Kemer and Antalya City, Beldibi is a charming place to take in the sights under the sun. You'll be ideally located to explore the coast as well as the famous Taurus Mountains.

Alanya

This beachside resort has got everything you need for your next sun-soaked holiday, including waterparks, boat tours, historic sights and incredible restaurants. It's hard to believe one city can have so much excitement.

Side

Complete with two beaches, ancient ruins and waterfront party spots, Side holidays are a force to be reckoned with. Steeped in culture and a world of dining, it's no wonder this charming town has been welcoming tourists to its popular shores for thousands of years.

Manavgat

Located between the gorgeous forests of the Taurus Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, this area is probably most famous for its nearby waterfall and 64km of fantastic coastline, much of which is sandy beaches.

Lara Beach

At eight kilometres, Lara Beach is one of the longest beaches in Turkey and you'll discover that some of the best hotels in the country cradle these sandy Mediterranean shores. Fun is the name of the game here with themed hotels and a huge annual sandcastle festival.

Karaburun

The Mediterranean resort of Karaburun, located on a peninsula, is a tranquil spot with some lovely sand and pebble beaches. This unassuming place is increasingly welcoming to visitors looking for cheap Turkey holidays, as shown by the smattering of new hotels that have been constructed in recent years.

Belek

Serene in some spots and lively in others, there's a good mix of contrasts to enjoy in Belek, which is proving a spot for cheap holidays to Turkey. Mediterranean beaches, nightlife, golfing and ancient mysteries await.

Antalya

Sitting along what is known as the Turkish Riviera, Antalya City is the fastest-growing city in Turkey. It's famous for its old town and beaches, as well as its top restaurants. A holiday here will keep you occupied throughout your stay. There's nightlife aplenty and shopping opportunities galore.

Location

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Coastal bliss

Turkey’s southern coastline is like something out of a Hollywood film – 400 miles of part-sand, part-shingle beaches dipping down to turquoise waters and backed by the rolling green slopes of the Taurus Mountains. Most of the resorts here are stacked right along the coastline, so cheap Antalya holidays can be all beach, all the time.

Beaches here come in all shapes and sizes. Side’s stylish marina is home not only to crazy big yachts and waterfront restaurants, but ancient ruins overlooking the coast – it’s always been a chic holiday spot, visited even by Antony and Cleopatra back in the day.

Lara Beach extends for 8 kilometres before it plunges into waterfalls. Kemer is known for being on the luxurious side, whose patches of sand are a little more secluded, while Belek is home to a whopping 16 kilometres of coast dotted with show-stopping hotels.

Mountains and waterfalls

Antalya isn’t all swoon-worthy hotels and glitzy coastline – there are also forests, mountain ranges and waterfalls that won’t take much of a walk inland to find.

Over in the western half of the region is the Mount Olympus National Park, where you can take a cable car up into the mountains, enjoying 360-degree views of sea, sand and even snow. Boat cruises will sail you underneath the streams of the Duden Waterfalls, while hikes through Manavgat bring you face-to-face with the town’s breathtaking falls in the River Aras.

Ruin central

Thousands of years of history have left their mark on the Antalya region in the form of Greek amphitheatres, Roman ruins and Ottoman architecture. Side is ruin central, what with it being home to the famous Temple of Apollo. But Termessos and Perge beside the capital aren’t far behind, ancient cities equipped with amphitheatres, Roman baths and enough free-standing pillars to last a lifetime.

But this slice of Turkey isn’t all relics of the past – there are also watersports, boat trips, waterparks, white water rafting and animal parks, many of which can be found in the region’s largest city and capital, Antalya City. Then there’s Lara Beach – the Las Vegas of Turkey – complete with high-flying hotels modelled after the Titanic and Kremlin.

Street eats and waterfront dining

Dining in Antalya comes as casual or ritzy as you’d like. The streets in the town of Antalya are paved with food stalls hocking on-the-go eats and sweets, while along the waterfront is prime time for more elegant dining. The cuisine in Antalya tends to consist of Arabic and Mediterranean flavours, though you’ll find international restaurants speckled throughout.

When it comes to nightlife, the larger resorts will be your best friend. That’s where the biggest selection of bars and clubs are. Regardless of which town you choose, many of the big time hotels come equipped with a slew of bars and evening entertainment to keep you up well into the night. If you’re planning your Antalya holidays All Inclusive, prepare to be entertained.

It's bazaar

No visit to Turkey is complete without a stroll through an authentic Turkish bazaar. Most towns will have weekly markets selling gorgeous textiles and street food to give you a real taste of Antalya – when it comes to buying souvenirs and Turkish goods, you’d better be prepared to haggle. The local merchants are always in the mood for friendly sparring. More commercialised shopping is available in Antalya and Alanya – these bigger resorts offer shopping malls and avenues paved with stores.