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Introduction to Antalya

Antalya, known for its incredible Side Ancient City, Apollon Temple, and Alanya Castle, is a travel destination everyone should visit once in their lifetime. This province on the Mediterranean coast of south-west Turkey, has plenty of experiences to offer curious travelers. Home to a variety of natural beauty and architecture, a unique historical background, and a culture as rich as its population of 2,426,356 people, Antalya is truly one of the main highlights of Turkey.

Easily accessible from the Antalya airport, Antalya is the perfect base for a memorable and unique vacation in Turkey. Travelers looking to experience the best of Turkey often choose to stay in Antalya.

Get ready to explore and learn more about the region of Antalya below!

Top services in Antalya

Here on this page, you'll find all the top travel services in Antalya, Turkey. Check out the cheapest and most popular flights offered by 370 airlines that fly to Turkey. Browse the 673 top-rated tours available to you in Antalya. Compare the rates and services of the 7 types of places to stay in Antalya and the 11 car rental companies offering CDW insurance coverage. We make it easy for you to find and book the top services in Antalya.

Enjoy the convenience of planning and booking every detail of your trip to Antalya, including flights, accommodations, activities, and more, in one place. Book with Guide to Europe to get an expertly-curated and fully-customizable itinerary and experience the best of Antalya on your vacation in Turkey.

Get answers to questions about the routes and services offered in Antalya from our free 24/7 customer support. Continue reading to learn how you can enjoy a stress-free and memorable vacation in the region of Antalya!

Learn more about Turkey

There are many reasons to visit the region of Antalya, but a trip to Turkey needs no explanation.

Exploring Turkey, which spans 783,562 square kilometers, is an adventure of a lifetime. Turkey offers an abundance of truly magical places to discover, including cultural, historic, and scenic sites of significant value to both locals and travelers.

As the home country of many world-famous attractions like the spectacular Side Ancient City, Apollon Temple, and the Alanya Castle, you’re all set for a unique and memorable travel experience in Turkey.

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What to see in Antalya

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Antalya has something for everyone. Regardless of age and interest, travelers have the best time exploring every corner of the region.

Read on to discover the best places to visit and find out what to expect from the region of Antalya.

Top attractions in Antalya

Home to plenty of top attractions, Antalya is more than just a wonderful region in Turkey. Antalya is a travel hotspot and a great place to experience a mix of the traditional and modern culture of Turkey.

One fascinating sight in Antalya is the unforgettable Side Ancient City. Considered one of the most well-known attractions in the region, a visit to this spectacular travel destination is something you shouldn’t miss on your trip to Antalya. This remarkable attraction is located at Selimiye Mahallesi, Çağla Sk. , 07330 Manavgat/Antalya, Turkey and is open for visitors Monday - Sunday, between 08:00-19:00.

For more information about what you can expect during a vacation in Turkey, check out our list of top attractions in Antalya below. Discover the best places to visit in Antalya, including the fascinating Side Ancient City, Apollon Temple, Alanya Castle, Duden Waterfalls, and Phaselis Ancient City.

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Things to do in Antalya

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Enrich your travel experience in Antalya by joining tours and activities. Antalya offers an exciting selection of top-rated tours and it's easy for every traveler to find something to their liking. Take the opportunity to catch the top attractions on a tour, stay active with an adventurous excursion, or learn something new about the local history or culture of the region.

Discover the most popular experiences in Antalya below.

Most popular experiences in Antalya

Traveling is all about gaining new experiences. You can have that and more in the region of Antalya.

Antalya offers numerous tours and activities for travelers to choose from. Private Day Trips, Guided Day Trips, and Bus Tours are only a few of the many experiences you can book for your holiday in Turkey.

Explore the most popular experiences you can join in Antalya by clicking on one of the top-rated tour categories below.

Top tours & tickets starting in Antalya

Travelers in Antalya can choose from 19 categories of top-rated tours and tickets. If you're curious about what the most frequently recommended experiences in the city are, Tours by vehicle is the answer.

The most popular tour in Antalya is the fantastic Antalya City Tour with Boat Trip and Duden Waterfall from Belek. By joining this highly recommended tour, travelers get to learn more about what makes Antalya one of the best travel destinations in Turkey.

Antalya also offers plenty of budget-friendly tours and activities that promise travelers a unique experience in the city. The affordable Antalya Self-Guided Audio Tour is the cheapest tour in the region, and is a popular Historical Tour. This experience costs around 9 EUR and allows travelers a great time in Antalya. This Historical Tour is available in 10 languages: German, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, and Mandarin Chinese.

Secure an unforgettable experience for your upcoming trip to Antalya and book a top-rated tour in the region. Discover the best tours, activities, and tickets in Antalya below.


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Vacation packages in Antalya

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The best and easiest way to visit Antalya is by booking a vacation package. A vacation package includes everything you need for a worry-free and perfectly planned holiday in Turkey.

Booking a vacation package to Antalya means spending less time planning and more time enjoying your vacation. A vacation package includes everything from flight tickets, accomodation, and a rental car, to 24/7 personal travel support and a carefully planned travel itinerary. You can also take your vacation in Antalya to the next level by adding tours, tickets, and activities to each day of your trip.

Apart from providing you with everything you need to travel comfortably, your vacation package to Antalya is also fully customizable. In other words, you can add or remove services at your own convenience, to create the perfect vacation for you and your travel companions.

On our website, you will find 13 unique vacation packages to Antalya, including flight tickets, hotel reservations, and recommendations for the best sightseeing spots, restaurants, bars, and activities.

Continue to the next section to learn more about what types of vacations you can book in the region of Antalya.

Popular types of vacations in Antalya

The most popular way to experience Antalya is by visiting the region as part of a road trip across multiple destinations in Turkey. However, it is also common for travelers to go to Antalya on both shorter and longer getaways, to get a break from everyday life, relax, and experience something new.

With Guide to Europe you can find road trips, city breaks, and weekend getaways in Turkey, ranging from budget to luxury. Whether you’re planning a multi-day road trip across Turkey, or you just want to enjoy a few days exploring Antalya, there is a vacation package for you.

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Top vacation packages in Antalya

Travelers have a great selection of vacation packages to choose from in Turkey. In fact, you can choose from as many as 13 different top-rated vacation packages to take you to Antalya, and even more if you expand your search to include a bigger area of Turkey.

To help narrow your choices down, here are some of the best vacation packages for exploring the region of Antalya.

For an epic vacation, discover Antalya and other top destinations in Turkey on a top-rated holiday like the Cheap 10-Day Turkey Road Trip Vacation from Antalya to Aydin, Bursa, Izmir & Denizli. This vacation package provides travelers with tons of opportunities to experience not only the most popular attractions in Antalya, but also in other top places to visit in Turkey. If Aspendos Theater, Demre Bird Paradise, Termessos Ruins, Saklikent, and Antalya are on your bucket list, this is the perfect vacation package for you.

If you would like to go on a budget vacation in Antalya, book the popular Cheap 3-Day Turkey Road Trip Vacation in Antalya and spend as little as 188 EUR. This vacation will take you on a journey to experience some of the most incredible attractions and sights in Antalya, including the fantastic Duden Park, Side Ancient City, Apollon Temple, Alanya Castle, and Yavuz Ozcan Park.

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Discover and compare 13 vacation packages that take you to the wonderful region of Antalya.

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How to get to Antalya

To get to the region of Antalya the fastest way possible, travelers from outside Turkey can travel by plane. International travelers can fly to Antalya by booking flights with any of the 76 airlines that offer direct flights to Antalya airport. Some airlines that operate flights to Antalya airport are United Airlines, Ryanair, Delta Air Lines, Turkish Airlines, and Lufthansa. Go to this page to compare all flights to Antalya.

To reach the region of Antalya, travelers can choose from various airport transfer options available at Antalya airport.

If you're looking for the best flight ticket deals to Antalya, knowing the cheapest travel time and which airlines offer the most affordable flights is helpful. Luckily, we have this information for you. Discover more about the cheapest and most popular flights to Antalya airport and Antalya below.

Find cheap flights to Antalya

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Over the years, more airlines have started offering flexible and direct flights to Antalya, making it one of the most accessible travel destinations in Turkey. However, it is usually cheaper to fly to Antalya, Turkey, in May.

The cheapest one-way flight to Antalya costs around 26 EUR and is offered by the airline Wizz Air UK.

The cheapest round-trip flights to Antalya cost approximately 344 EUR in total. The departure flight leaves on October 7 and the return flight is scheduled on October 26. The flight time is around 9 hours per way.

The return flight is operated by Dalaman.

Use the search tool below to find the cheapest flights to Turkey and the region of Antalya from your city of departure.

Popular flights to Antalya

Travelers visiting Antalya in Turkey can fly to Antalya airport directly from 1970 destinations worldwide.

The three most popular routes to Antalya airport and the region of Antalya in Turkey depart from Antalya airport in Antalya, Turkey, Albany airport in Albany, Australia, and Mid Delta Regional airport in Greenville, the United States.

Travelers can fly to Turkey by choosing from from 1 weekly flight(s) from Antalya; from 1 weekly flight(s) from Albany; and from 1 weekly flight(s) from Greenville.

The airline that operates most flights to Turkey is Cambodia Airways. Cambodia Airways offers 4 scheduled flight routes to Turkey.

Discover the most popular flights to Antalya below. Click to view flights to Antalya, Turkey from destinations all across the globe.

Where to stay in Antalya

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An essential factor to consider when traveling to a new place or country is accommodation. While visiting a region as fantastic as Antalya is always exciting, any avid traveler knows that accommodations often make or break the vacation experience.

The best place to stay in Antalya usually depends on travelers' needs and preferences. However, booking accommodation in downtown Antalya offers a ton of benefits.

Staying at the heart of the region allows you to easily walk to many of the top sights and dining areas in Antalya and cut down on your travel expenses. Centrally-located accommodations are also an excellent choice for travelers in Antalya planning to go on a quick tour or drive to the neighboring regions.

In Antalya, you'll find 7 different types of places to stay catering to every taste, budget, and reason for travel. For example, honeymooners or travelers on a romantic getaway in Turkey can experience the ultimate relaxation at one of the 5-star or 4-star hotels in Antalya. Travelers whose purpose is sightseeing can also find plenty of mid-range hotels to budget-friendly accommodations in the region, allowing access to many of the top attractions in Antalya.

Learn more about the most popular places to stay and the top-rated hotels in Antalya in the next sections.

Popular types of accommodation in Antalya

A trip to the fascinating Antalya, Turkey, means opportunities to relax at any of the 7 different types of places to stay in the region. Overall, travelers can choose from the following: 2086 hotels, 542 vacation rental apartments, 310 cottages, 28 guesthouses, 21 resorts, 14 bed & breakfasts and 6 hostels. While each type offers varying amenities and rates, there is no denying that Antalya provides a great selection of lodging options ready to cater to every kind of guest.

Among all these choices available in the region, Asteria Kremlin Palace is one of the top picks of travelers in Antalya.

The hotel is located at Lara Turizim Yolu (ex Tesisler Caddesi No:440/1, ex No:440), Kundu Mahallesi (also Özlü Mahallesi, near Çalkaya Mahallesi), Lara and boasts many great utilities, including 24-hour front desk, Air conditioning, and Airport shuttle.

Budget accommodations are also incredibly popular among travelers in Antalya. Cheaper alternatives allow travelers to save on accommodation costs and have more to spend on other experiences.

For approximately 5 EUR, guests can book a comfortable Unknown at this popular hotel.

Below is a list of all 7 different types of places to stay in Antalya. Select the type you prefer to compare options under each category and find the best accommodation.

Top hotels in Antalya

Hotels are travelers' go-to accommodations in Antalya for the unique experience they provide. So if you're the kind of traveler who prefers staying at hotels, you'll be glad to know that the region is home to around 3,007 hotels.

Besides offering basic amenities, many hotels in Antalya provide meals and extras, such as shuttle services, spa facilities, tour desks, and other services. But because not all hotels in Antalya are created equal, finding the best in the region often requires careful research. For your convenience, we've done all the research to make it easier for you to check out all the top hotels in Antalya.

Asteria Kremlin Palace offers the most luxurious rooms and is perfect for travelers looking for the ultimate 5-star hotel experience in Antalya. If comfort, convenience, and affordability are your non-negotiables, check out IC Hotels Green Palace, the top 4-star hotel in the region. When all you need is a pleasant place to rest and sleep in between your activities in Antalya, the highest-rated 3-star hotel, HMA Apart Hotel, is for you.

Below is our hand-picked list of the best hotels in the Antalya. Travelers are encouraged to book early as these hotels quickly reach capacity.

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Use the Accommodation Search tool below to find available stays in the region of Antalya on specific dates. This handy feature also allows you to compare prices and amenities.

Enter the preferred check-in and check-out dates. Then, select the number of guests and rooms. Click the Search button to find all the available hotels and places to stay in the region of Antalya that match the information provided.

Car rental in Antalya

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Experience the freedom and convenience of a self-drive vacation by renting a car for your adventures in Antalya. Antalya has 11 car rental companies ready to provide you with the perfect vehicle for your travels.

Automatic cars for rent in Antalya start from 17.37 EUR per day or 121.6 EUR per week. The cheapest automatic rental car is a Hyundai I20, Peugeot 208.

If you prefer driving a manual car, you’ll find multiple options for rent in Antalya, starting from 12.32 EUR per day or 86.24 EUR per week. The cheapest manual rental car is a Hyundai I20.

Learn more about the different types of cars you can rent in Antalya, Turkey, below.

Popular types of car rental in Antalya

Discover and choose from our broad range of popular car rental options in the region of Antalya to find the best car for your travel plans. Travelers in Antalya can choose from small cars, medium cars, large cars, estate cars, mini vans, SUVs, convertibles, premium cars, camper vans, mini campers, vans, cars. All car rentals come with CDW insurance for added protection throughout your trip.

Renting a car is a popular choice among travelers who want to explore Turkey at their own pace. The most popular type of car rental among small groups of travelers in Antalya is a TopLevel.

Another very popular type of car to rent in Antalya is a TopLevel. This car is particularly popular among couples and solo travelers touring the region of Antalya.

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Get ready to hit the road and explore the beautiful region of Antalya. Find the best deals on a variety of popular car rentals in Antalya, Turkey, or any other destination in Europe by using the search tool below.

Enter your pick-up and drop-off location, driver's age, and dates. Click the green button to view your options.

Popular destinations to visit after Antalya

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The region of Antalya is just one of the many unique and scenic destinations you can visit in Turkey. So if you're itching for another cultural adventure, a relaxing road trip, an action-filled city break, or a memorable weekend getaway, know that Turkey has it all.

Turkey is calling, and the country is asking you to experience its culture and diversity to the fullest! Take the opportunity to visit other captivating places in Turkey that are as magical as the region of Antalya. The most popular travel destinations in Turkey are listed below. Click on the name of the place you want to explore next to learn more about it.

All the best destinations in Turkey

When unsure of where to go next, use the map below. This map shows the locations of all the best destinations in Turkey. Use the map to plan your trip and find the best routes.

Domestic flights from Antalya

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A taste of Turkey through a visit to Antalya can often reignite a traveler's passion for adventure. When this happens, the best way to satisfy this wanderlust is to book a domestic flight from Antalya to another remarkable destination in Turkey.

To begin your search for the best or cheapest flights from the region of Antalya to other spectacular locations in Turkey, jump to the last section of this travel guide.

Popular domestic flights from Antalya

Travelers in Turkey can catch flights to domestic airports in Konya, Istanbul, Bodrum, Hatay Province, and Gazipaşa. Domestic flights in Turkey are operated by 10 airlines: Pegasus, Turkish Airlines, SunExpress, Jet2, and Wizz Air. There are around 42 scheduled flight routes operating to Antalya on a weekly basis.

From Antalya, travelers can book scheduled flights to 33 domestic destinations. The most popular flights from Antalya depart to many top-rated destinations in Turkey and are offered by Pegasus, Turkish Airlines, and SunExpress.

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Traveling to another city or region in Turkey? Use the flight search tool below to quickly find the cheapest one-way or round-trip flights from Antalya to different local destinations.

Enter all the necessary information and click or tap on the Search button to see a list of the available domestic flights in Turkey on the selected dates.