Beach days at Lara Beach
Beach days are a given on sunny escapes, and there are certainly no shortages of beautiful beaches in Antalya! Some notable sands are Konyaalti Beach and Antalya Beach, but our favourite one to add to your to-visit list is Lara Beach. It stretches along the Turkish coastline for eight wonderful kilometres, offering endless idyllic spots to lay out your lounger, pop your sun cream on and tan the day away.
Lara Beach may be a fabulous spot for soaking up the sun and having that ultimate, relaxing me-time, but it’s also bags of fun for those who want to have a splash in the sea on their holiday. The Med in Antalya stays warm pretty much all year round, so no matter when you visit, you’ll be able to enjoy a cooling down with a dip. Lara really does have all the components of a perfect beach day!
The Old City Marina in Antalya is just beautiful. You’ll find everything from small, sleepy fishing boats to flashy yachts bobbing in the waters. The views are spectacular, from the overlooking Taurus Mountains to the gorgeous rippling Mediterranean coast. Watching the sunset twinkle down to the horizon from this picturesque spot is the perfect way to end a day!
If you’d like to spend a little and make a night of it, there’s a fantastic mixture of traditional Turkish eateries and cool, quirky restaurants to choose from at the Marina. You can hop to different waterside bars throughout your evening, sampling a range of beers, wines and cocktails if you wish. If you like your holidays to consist of sophisticated refreshments in a romantic setting, this is the perfect place to visit. Otherwise, you can just stroll along and take in all the spectacular views.
Discover Antalya’s history
History enthusiasts will not be disappointed on a trip to Antalya. There are so many spots to visit, from fascinating ancient ruins dotted around the region to iconic landmarks and museums. There are even ancient cities in different areas across Antalya that are just amazing to visit.
One of the most famous historical treasures in the heart of the city – which is free to go and see – is Hadrian’s Gate. It’s a famous landmark you’ll come across when you visit Kaleici. The structure, made up of three towering arches, was built in 130 AD to celebrate the visit of the Emperor Hadrian. It’s hard to even comprehend how long it’s been standing there for!