Hotels According to Antalya's Vacation Towns

Antalya, the first place that comes to mind when it comes to sea tourism in Turkey, is a very rich city in terms of holiday resorts and hotels. Considered as the capital of tourism, each of the towns of Antalya stands out with a different beauty and welcomes thousands of local and foreign tourists every year. No matter what your holiday concept is, you can find a suitable town in Antalya and you can find the most suitable hotel for you and your budget among different hotel options. Antalya's prominence in tourism is reflected in the service quality of Antalya hotels, so you can get a luxurious service whether you stay in boutique hotels or all-inclusive concept holiday villages.

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Kaleici
Where to visit?
You can enter Kaleiçi from different points, but one of the best places to start your tour is Hadrian's Gate. After seeing this gate, which has been preserved among the important historical buildings of Antalya, you can start exploring Kaleiçi. The neighborhood that starts when you enter the gate is full of colorful houses. When you see the houses decorating the two sides of the narrow street, you will feel your heart open. These streets are also lined with bars, cafes and traditional souvenir shops that make up Kaleici's famous entertainment scene.
While photographing the colorful houses on the streets, don't miss the Suna and İnan Kıraç Kaleiçi Museum. Founded in a 19th-century Kaleiçi house, the museum is located next to Aya Yorgi Church. After seeing the customs reflecting the traditions of the city and its ethnographic history in the museum, you can visit the church. You should also see the Kesik Minaret in Kaleiçi, which dates back to the Roman period. The minaret of the building, which has attracted attention with its unfinished minaret since the 1800s, was completed during the restoration in 2019.
You may get a little tired while continuing your walk in Kaleiçi because Kaleiçi descends over the cliff towards the sea. Since it is in a hilly location, an elevator was built. The touristic observation terrace next to this elevator is one of the best spots to watch the view of Kaleiçi. You should also see the 14 meter high Hıdırlık Tower in the southwest of the walls surrounding Kaleiçi. After seeing this tower, you can go to Karaalioğlu Park. You will love this park because it is one of the most beautiful recreational areas in the town, even in Antalya.

How is the sea?
Kaleiçi is the most entertaining town in Antalya, and of course the sea is also very curious. Right next to Kaleiçi Marina is the blue flag award-winning Mermerli Beach. It really has a clean enough sea to deserve its award. Although very rare, stones can be found on the beach and at the bottom of the sea. For this reason, do not forget to take your sea shoes with you. Unfortunately, since the beach is small, it can be very crowded in summer. For this reason, you should definitely come to this beach early in the morning. Also, since it is surrounded by the harbor, the sea is calmer in the morning. It is also worth mentioning that Mermerli Beach is not suitable for families with children. The lack of a sandy beach where children can play and the stairs going down to the beach are the negative points of this beach for families.

Where to stay?
Kaleiçi, which is located in the center of Antalya, is preferred very often, so there are many hotels. It is very easy to make a vacation suitable for your budget in the town where boutique hotels, apart-hotels and pensions are concentrated. You can experience the atmosphere of the town more closely in pensions and boutique hotels created by restoring Kaleiçi houses. You can feel at home especially in boutique hotels that host a small number of guests and serve with friendly staff.

Konyaalti
Where to visit?
Of course, your first stop in Konyaalti will be the beaches, but there are also places to visit in the town. You can start your trip with Antalya Aquarium, one of the most visited places in Antalya by tourists. In addition to the 131-meter tunnel aquarium, which is among the largest tunnel aquariums in the world, there are 40 different thematic aquariums.  
After visiting the aquarium, you can take the Tünektepe Cable Car to see Konyaaltı Beach from above. The cable car, which you can get on near Sarısu Women's Beach, was called Döner Gazino in the past. Although this place lost its former splendor after it was closed, it became popular again when the cable car opened. You can also see the summit of the Taurus Mountains and Kızlar Sivrisi panoramically with the cable car, where you can take a journey against the deep blue view of the Mediterranean.

How is the sea?
Konyaalti Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Antalya. The beach, which is about 7 kilometers long, has a blue flag award for its cleanliness. Although the sea starts shallow at Konyaaltı Beach, which has pebbles on the beach, it can deepen quickly. As can be seen in other beaches in Antalya, the sea is salty and the water is warm.
Apart from Konyaaltı Beach, you can also swim in Sarısu Women's Beach. This beach, which is reserved for women, is also staffed by female personnel. There is also a playground so that women can come to the beach with their children. There is also Sarısu Public Beach close to this women-only beach. You can choose this beach to swim with your family.

Where to stay?
Those who want to enjoy the famous beach of Konyaaltı without going too far from the center of Antalya can choose accommodation among Konyaaltı hotels. There are hotel options for every budget in Konyaaltı. Konyaaltı accommodation facilities consisting of boutique hotels, hostels, aparts and luxury all-inclusive hotels continue to host their guests in winter as well as in summer. Konyaaltı is preferred very often because it is a central town. For this reason, it is useful to make early reservations.

Kemer
Where to visit?
It is also possible to make a cultural tour in Kemer, which is at the forefront with its sea and hotels. You can start your tour with the ancient city of Phaselis, founded as a port city by the Kingdom of Rhodes, which was founded in 693 BC. The ancient city, which has a critical importance due to its geographical location, attracted the attention of the empires that dominated the region. With 3 different harbors, you can also swim in the sea from the beaches in Phaselis Ancient City.
Beydağları National Park, one of the most visited national parks in Turkey, is also one of the places you can visit during your Kemer trip. You can also ride the cable car on Tahtali Mountain in the national park, which is so big that its borders extend to different towns. You can watch the view of Antalya from the Olympos Cable Car, which is the longest cable car in Europe and the 2nd longest cable car in the world.
Among the natural beauties in Kemer, Göynük Canyon should also be a part of your trip. You can be alone with nature in the canyon, which has an untouched nature. There are also places where you can camp in the canyon, which is part of the Lycian Way. Another must-see beauty of Kemer is Beldibi Cave. With the discoveries made in this cave from prehistoric times, remains that shed light on human history were found.

How is the sea?
Ayışığı Beach, located within the borders of Beypazarı Mountains National Park, is the most beautiful beach in Kemer. The blue flag award-winning beach with its golden sands and clear sea is open to the public free of charge. As in Ayışığı Beach, although the sea is clear at other beaches of Kemer, the sea can be wavy at some points. For example, the sea of Çamyuva Beach is wavy but has a sandy structure. For this reason, it is frequently preferred by families. Those looking for a shallow sea in Kemer can swim in Beldibi Beach and Göynük Beach with peace of mind.  

Where to stay?
Since Kemer is one of the most preferred resorts of the city, hotels with pools in Antalya are mostly concentrated in this region. Kemer hotels stand out with their sea view rooms, their own beaches and restaurants serving international cuisine. In addition to all-inclusive resorts and luxury hotels, small-scale boutique hotels and pensions also serve in Kemer. No matter what your budget is, you can find a suitable hotel for yourself. Since Kemer hotels are highly preferred especially during periods such as holidays or public holidays, it can be difficult to find last minute reservations. For this reason, make sure to book early.

Belek
Where to visit?
Aspendos Ancient City and Theater is one of the top places to visit in Belek. Dating back to the Roman Empire in the 2nd century A.D., Aspendos Ancient Theater is one of the most important historical buildings in Turkey as it is the oldest and most intact Roman theater still standing today. The theater, which can still host 20 thousand people today, is a must-see place.
Another point you should see in Belek is the Garden of Religions. This garden, where the three Abrahamic religions of Christianity, Judaism and Islam come together, is also known as the Garden of Tolerance. The Garden of Religions, where there is a church, a synagogue and a mosque, welcomes many tourists in summer. You can also go to The Land of Legends during your Belek vacation. Opened in 2016, the theme park has water slides and entertainment points where everyone from 7 to 70 can have fun. You can have a lot of fun in the park, which is especially preferred by families with children.

How is the sea?
Compared to other towns in Antalya, the sea in Belek has very fine sand. For this reason, you can enjoy swimming in Belek without sea shoes. However, since the sand is very fine, the sea water can get cloudy when there are crowded groups. It would be better for those who want to swim in the clear sea to go to the sea in Belek in the early hours. The most beautiful spot in Belek is Acısu Mevkii. Since there is no current, you can swim with pleasure in Acısu Mevkii where the sea water is very warm.

Where to stay?
Belek, like Kemer, is one of the most preferred towns in Antalya. Belek is a world-famous tourism resort with a bed capacity of more than 50 thousand guests. Most of the large all-inclusive hotels are located on the seafront and have their own beaches. There are usually aquaparks in the pools of the hotels. In other words, there is literally everything you can look for for a sea vacation, but Belek does not only offer a sea vacation. There are also many golf and spa hotels in Belek. Especially golf hotels host thousands of local and foreign golf lovers with their world-class golf courses. In addition to these big hotels, there are also boutique hotels and hostels in Belek. Although these hotels are generally located inland, they are within walking distance to the sea.



Side
Where to visit?
The first place on the list of places to visit in Side is Side Ancient City. Side Ancient City, which is estimated to have been founded in the 7th century BC, functioned as the most important port city of the region. In the ancient city, which bears the traces of many civilizations, the Temple of Apollo, the historical gate, the agora, the agora bath and the ancient theater are must-see spots. Especially Side Ancient Theater, with an audience capacity of 15 thousand people, is one of the most important works from the Roman period. You should also visit the Side Museum to see the artifacts of civilizations whose traces you will witness in this ancient city.

How is the sea?
The sea of Side, which is a clear and clean sea, is deep compared to other parts of Antalya. The shallow sea also has a stony surface. For this reason, you may need your sea shoes to swim in Side and if you feel safe swimming in shallow waters, you may have some difficulty in Side. Especially in the Kızılağaç region, the sea is not suitable for non-swimmers due to its depth.  

Where to stay?
There are many hotels in Side where you can find everything you are looking for from your Antalya vacation. In addition to luxury hotels with all-inclusive concept, small hotels and hostels located in the center of the town and very close to the beach offer budget-friendly accommodation opportunities. Boutique and apart-hotels in the center of Side are also close to the entertainment life and shopping points of the town, as well as being ideal choices with their seafront location. There are also spa hotels in Side for those who want to relax with a massage as well as a sea vacation.



Manavgat
Where to visit?
Manavgat Waterfall, located in Manavgat, surrounded by the Taurus Mountains, is a natural beauty that you must see when you come here. Manavgat Waterfall, one of the most beautiful natural beauties of Turkey, is formed by the Manavgat River pouring from a height of 5-6 meters. There is also an observation terrace and a promenade area nearby. You can eat in restaurants set against the view of the waterfall.
Manavgat Waterfall is not the only natural beauty you can see in Manavgat. Köprülü Canyon National Park is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in Antalya. Especially suitable for rafting, Köprülü Canyon is known as the longest canyon in Turkey with a length of 14 kilometers. There are also bridges, aqueducts and castles from the Roman period in the national park. The ancient city of Selge, one of the important cities of the Pisidian Region, is also within the borders of the national park. Be sure to stop by here during your canyon tour to see the Selge Ancient Theater, which has survived to the present day from the ancient city.

How is the sea?
Since it is one of the largest districts of Antalya, the coastline of Manavgat is quite long. The cleanest beach of the town is the blue flag awarded Evrenseki Beach. The beach, which can be entered free of charge as it is a public beach, has a fine sandy and shallow sea. The most different beach of Manavgat is Boğaz Beach where the Manavgat River meets the Mediterranean Sea. On this fine sandy beach where the sea and the river come together, the sea can suddenly get deeper and wavy. For this reason, it is not a beach preferred by non-swimmers and families with children.

Where to stay?
Most of the hotels in Manavgat are located by the sea. The hotels in the region, where you can get all-inclusive service, welcome you in a way that your whole family can enjoy your vacation together. In addition to 4 or 5-star hotels preferred by families with their child-friendly hotels, there are also hotels that serve only for adults. There are also boutique hotels and hostels in Manavgat. You can have breakfast and dinner in boutique hotels offering room options with a view. In the small hotels in Manavgat, you can also find the opportunity to participate in the activities organized in the town. You can participate in rafting in Köprülü Canyon, boat trips and Manavgat waterfall trips.



Alanya
Where to visit?
In Alanya, where you can have a cultural tour as well as a sea vacation, you can start your trip from Alanya Castle, which is very well preserved and has survived intact until today. You should definitely see the historical richness and architectural beauty of Alanya Castle, where the settlement still continues. After Antalya Castle, you can go to the Red Tower, which has become the symbol of the town. Named after the red bricks used in the construction of the tower, the tower served to protect Alanya Castle from attacks.
You can continue your tour in Alanya with Damlataş Cave. The gases in the cave, which are known to cure many diseases, are said to be especially good for asthma. Alanya Museum, which is very close to Damlataş Cave, is a point where the artifacts unearthed during excavations in the region are exhibited. You can also see Dim Cave, Turkey's second largest cave open to tourism. In the cave, which has a small lake inside, there are 4 halls: Pamukkale Hall, Organ Hall, Hall with Chandelier and Lake Hall. After the cave, you can take a walk around Dim Stream. There are also areas where you can have a picnic around the stream where you can admire its natural beauty.
You can also include Laertes Ancient City and Syedra Ancient City in Alanya in your tour. Laertes Ancient City, located at the entrance of Dim Valley, is thought to have been founded in the 7th century BC. Here you can see the agora, baths, cisterns, theaters and temples that have survived to the present day. Syedra Ancient City is estimated to have been founded in the same century as Laertes. You will be impressed by the cisterns that can still be used here and the bathhouse where the mosaics on the floor are still standing. Let us remind you that entrance to both ancient cities is free of charge.

How is the sea?
The beaches of Alanya, which is one of the first towns that come to mind when it comes to sea vacation, all have a different beauty. According to a legend, the sand of the beach, which was gifted to Cleopatra, was brought from Egypt. Stretching for 2 kilometers, the sands of the beach are fascinating with their golden yellow color. Entrance to Cleopatra Beach, which also has a blue flag award for its clear, clean and shallow water, is free of charge. Damlataş Beach, which is preferred by visitors who visit Damlataş Cave with its soft sands and clear sea, is actually a part of Cleopatra Beach. For this reason, this beach is also called Little Cleopatra Beach.
Another very popular beach in Alanya is Incekum Beach, named after its fine sand. Since the sea of this beach does not deepen quickly, it is ideal for families with children and those who are not confident in swimming.

Where to stay?
Alanya is one of the richest towns in terms of accommodation options. You can find hotel options suitable for every budget and every vacation concept in Alanya. All-inclusive resorts and luxury hotels offer the opportunity to find everything you may need on your holiday, and they also organize tours to places you will want to visit and see in Alanya. For couples who want to spend their honeymoon in Alanya, most of the hotels in the resort offer special packages for honeymooners. There are also conservative hotels in Alanya for those who want to have a vacation in accordance with Islamic conditions. If you do not want to get too far from Alanya center, you can also choose boutique hotels, hostels and apart-hotels in Alanya. You can have a budget-friendly vacation in small hotels located close to historical spots in Alanya.

Olympos
Where to visit?
You can start your trip in Olympos, one of the most beautiful places to have a nature vacation in Turkey, with the ancient city of Olympos. Known to be one of the most important ancient cities of the Lycian civilization, this city played a critical role for maritime trade. Today, you can see the ruins of the ancient city and the river running through the city.
How is the sea?
Olympos is famous for Olympos Beach in the heart of nature, home to caretta carettas. The beach, which can be reached by walking through the ancient city of Olympos, has a clear and deep blue sea. Compared to the sea of other towns in Antalya, we can say that the water of Olympos is ice-cold because the Olympos Stream coming from the mountains flows into the sea from here.
Since Olympos Beach is home to the endangered caretta carettas, you need to be very careful when swimming here. After 2 months of development in the eggs buried under the sand, the turtles emerge from the sand at night. Sunbeds and umbrellas are not used on the beach to prevent damage to the buried eggs. Since they emerge at night, if you are going to the beach at night, you should be careful not to talk loudly or listen to music.

Where to stay?
Unlike other parts of Antalya, Olympos is not a town with big hotels and facilities. Also, there are no beachfront hotels in Olympos since the coast is declared a protected area. There are boutique hotels and hostels where you can be alone with nature. In Olympos, where tree houses are very famous, bungalow hotels built in tree houses are frequently preferred.



Kas
Where to visit?
You can start your trip in Kas, which fascinates with its naturalness, with the ancient city of Xanthos, known as the center of the Lycian Union. Since it was a historical city of critical importance in ancient times, it was home to many different civilizations. Due to its importance on the stage of history, this ancient city was included in the World Heritage List by UNESCO. After Xanthos Ancient City, you can go to Antiphello Ancient City. The Antiphellos Ancient Theater in the ancient city, which has survived to the present day, is unique in Anatolia.
The Long Bazaar in the center of Kaş will add color to your walk with its cobblestone streets and bay window houses. You can also see the sarcophagus known as the King's Tomb on this street full of jewelry stores, souvenir shops, boutiques and cafes.
After exploring Kas, you can go to Demre, a 40-minute drive from the center. The ancient city of Myra in Demre is where St. Nicholaos, known as Santa Claus, worked as a psychosopher. St. Nicholas Church, named after St. Nicholaos, is also located in Demre. This church is considered sacred by Christians. After Demre, be sure to visit Kekova. Kekova, also known as the sunken city, is one of the most mysterious spots of our country. In the 2nd century, the ruins of the ancient city of Dolkisthe, which was destroyed by an earthquake, were buried under water.

How is the sea?
The beaches in Kaş are among the most beautiful beaches of our country. You have definitely seen photos of the clear waters of Kaş before. The reason why these waters are so clear is that the bottom of the sea has a stony structure. Since there is no sand, the waves cannot lift the sand and muddy the sea. Don't be intimidated by the stones, they are not sharp enough to hurt your feet, but don't forget to take your sea shoes with you. Also, Kaş's sea is colder than other towns in Antalya because it is fed by underground water.
The most famous beach of Kaş is Kaputaş Beach. You can reach Kaputaş Beach, which is located in a crevice in the middle of the rocks, by descending the stairs. There is a cafeteria on the beach belonging to Kaş Municipality. You can get the things you need from this cafeteria. It is worth remembering that the sea of Kaputaş is wavy. If you are not very confident in swimming, Kaputaş may be a bit challenging for you. If you are looking for a beach with a calm sea in Kaş, you can choose Akçagerme Beach. Especially suitable for families traveling with their children, the beach also has an aqua park and tennis courts.

Where to stay?
There are no big touristic facilities in Kaş. This is a town that maintains its naturalness with its accommodation facilities. Almost all of the hotels in Kas are small and boutique hotels. Kas hotels are generally located on the Çukurbağ Peninsula. Some boutique hotels have their own beaches, making it easy to go to the sea. However, if you want to be close to the lively life of Kaş, you should prefer hotels located in the center because the hotels in Çukurbağ are a little far from the fun.

Lara
Where to visit?
Among the places to visit in Antalya, Duden Waterfall has two branches, Lower Duden and Upper Duden. When you go to Lara, you should definitely see Lower Duden. 40 meters high, you can find peace while watching the water pouring from the cliffs. During your trip in Lara, you can also visit SANDLAND, known as Antalya Sand Sculpture Museum. You will be surprised to see sand sculptures in large sizes.

How is the sea?
Altinkum Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches of Antalya, is located in Lara. Altinkum Beach, also known as Lara Beach, is 2 kilometers long. At some points of the beach covered with golden-colored fine sands, the sands and red pine trees meet. It is also said that the fine sands of this beach are healing for diseases. The sea water of the beach, which has sand that is good for diseases related to rheumatism, is also quite warm.

Where to stay?
Lara, one of the regions with the highest density of hotels in Antalya, has many accommodation options. Lara hotels on the seafront, with their own sandy beach and aquapark host hundreds of local and foreign tourists every summer. Especially foreign tourists coming to Antalya from Russia and Germany prefer all-inclusive concept resorts and luxury hotels in Lara. The 4 and 5-star hotels in Lara also offer activities such as diving, sailing and canoeing for those interested in water sports. Since Lara hotels are highly preferred during holidays and public holidays, it can be a little difficult to find last minute reservations. Therefore, make sure to book early. There are also budget-friendly boutique hotels, hostels and apart-hotels in Lara.