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A Guide to Antalya: Explore the Beauty of the Turkish Riviera

With 400 miles of Mediterranean coastline and a variety of resorts to choose from, there is something for everyone in Antalya.

Antalya is a fantastic destination for holidays, located on the stunning Turkish Riviera (also known as the Turquoise Coast). This area is known for its luxurious All Inclusive hotels and affordable luxury options.

There are plenty of activities to enjoy during your visit to Antalya. From outdoor adventures in Goynuk Canyon to a relaxing time at a traditional Turkish steam bath (called a hammam), you will be able to find something to suit your interests.

You can also take a step back in time by exploring the ruins of Aspendos and Phaselis, or visit the Red Tower of Alanya castle. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a jeep safari into the Taurus Mountains or visit Beldibi Cave and the Duden Waterfalls. And for thrill-seekers, there are plenty of options such as Aktur Park in Antalya city or a hotel with its own waterpark.

Antalya is also home to some of the best beaches in Turkey, including Cleopatra Beach in Alanya and Konyaalti in Antalya city. For a more luxurious beach experience, check out Belek, which is home to world-class golf courses and luxury hotels with fine white sands.


A holiday to Belek is a luxurious and unforgettable experience. Located on the Turkish Riviera, Belek boasts one of the region’s most beautiful beaches, world-class golf courses, and breathtaking scenery.

Aerial view of Gloria Serenity Resort Hotel in Belek.
Photo source: Gloria Serenity Resort

Speaking of beaches, Belek has a beautiful stretch of golden sand that is perfect for sunbathing and swimming. And if you want to try your hand at water sports, you can hire a jet ski or try one of the other activities available.

If history and sightseeing are more your thing, Belek is surrounded by ancient ruins, such as the Roman Theatre of Aspendos and the Ancient City of Perge.


Located on the golden sands of the Riviera and on the ancient Antalya coastline, Kemer is a cosmopolitan resort that offers beautiful beaches, lively nightlife, and stunning scenery. This region of Turkey is ideal for couples and families, with the nearby ancient cities of Olympos and Antalya providing plenty of opportunities for exploration.

Aerial view of Maxx Royal Kemer Resort Hotel.
Photo source: Maxx Royal Kemer Resort

During your holiday in Kemer, you can spend your days lounging on the resort’s two beautiful beaches or participating in water sports at the bustling marina. If you’re looking for an adventure, head out to Phaselis to see the Roman ruins and ancient amphitheatre, or spend a day at Aquaworld with the family.

The resort has undergone a transformation from a small Turkish village to a modern haven for tourists, with plenty of amenities and a buzzing nightlife.

Kemer is also located on the Lycian Way walking trail, making it a great destination for hikers and cyclists looking to explore the lush green landscapes.


Are you looking for a peaceful beach vacation with a mix of old and new? Look no further than the charming beach village of Side on the Turkish Mediterranean.

Photo of Aydinbey King's Palace & Spa Hotel in Side.
Photo source: Aydinbey King’s Palace & Spa.

Just an hour from Antalya, Side offers a blend of ancient Roman-inspired sights, such as the impressive amphitheatre, and chic waterfront restaurants. Holidays to Side are perfect for a laid-back break with friends or a loved one, and are also great for families.

When you’re not lounging on the beach, be sure to visit the old town for a taste of local culture and cuisine. The bustling bazaars and Turkish restaurants offer a great atmosphere, day or night.

And for those who love adventure, try white water rafting through Koprulu Canyon or visit the largely unspoilt Old Town, complete with a museum of Greco-Roman exhibits and stunning sea views. Don’t miss the Temple of Apollo, a famous landmark in Side known for its incredible sunsets.


Welcome to the peaceful resort of Beldibi, located halfway between Antalya and Kemer. Here, you will find golden sands and clear waters, as well as year-round sunshine.

View of Crystal Flora Beach Resort Hotel in Beldibi.
Photo source: Crystal Flora Beach Resort.

In addition to its beautiful beaches, Beldibi also has a rich history with Stone Age caves and ancient cave paintings. There are also plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking in the mountains or scuba diving and snorkelling in the Mediterranean.

When you’re not relaxing on the beach, there are plenty of things to do in Beldibi and the surrounding areas. You can learn about the history of the area by visiting the ancient city of Phaselis or exploring the ruins of the city. The Göynük canyon is another great option for those looking to relax in natural surroundings, with fresh water pools, waterfalls, and activities such as zip lining and rock climbing.


Located on the beautiful Turkish Riviera, this medieval town is perfect for families looking for a peaceful beach getaway. The long stretch of sandy beach is perfect for soaking up the sun, and the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea are perfect for parasailing or cruising.

Aerial view of Utopia Resort & Residence Hotel.
Photo source: Utopia Resort & Residence.

But Alanya is more than just a beach destination. There are a variety of activities to enjoy, including visiting the famous Seljuk castle, enjoying a night out at one of the bars or clubs in the center of town, or exploring the Damlatas Caves, known for their healing qualities. And with two award-winning beaches to choose from – Cleopatra Beach and Eastern Beach – you’ll have plenty of options for soaking up the sun.

In Conclusion

With its beautiful beaches, rich history, and stunning natural beauty, Antalya is a must-visit destination on the Turkish Riviera.

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