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Things to do in Antalya

This Mediterranean coastal city blends clear blue waters with a historical old town and Roman-era treasures.

Our most recommended things to do in Antalya

Antalya: Full-Day Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour & Lunch

1. Antalya: Full-Day Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour & Lunch

Embark on a full-day trip to Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis from Antalya. See the Cotton Palace, Roman theater, Apollo temple, and more while learning about the history from your guide. You will also enjoy a delicious lunch and a refreshing dip in the warm waters.  After being picked up from Antalya start the drive to Pamukkale. Take a lunch break before visiting the cascading snow-white terraced cliffs of this mysterious cotton palace. The calcite-laden waters that had created this unreal landscape come from springs located in a 200-meter-high cliff that overlooks the plain. Marvel at the mineral forests, petrified waterfalls, and the series of terraced basins created by these waters. At the end of the 2nd century B.C. the kings of Pergamon established the thermal spa of Hierapolis. The ruins of the baths, temples and other Greek monuments can be seen at the site. The temples were significant trade centers for ancient Hierapolis. See the Roman theater, the Apollo temple, Roman baths, fountains, and the agora. After the tour, have a chance to swim in thermal pools. An additional option is to swim in Cleopatra’s Pool, for an extra fee.

From Antalya/Kemer: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour with Lunch

2. From Antalya/Kemer: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour with Lunch

Discover the incredible natural setting of Pamukkale and the ancient settlement of Hierapolis on a day trip from the Antalya or Kemer region. Your guide will help you to understand the fascinating history and provide extra insight into this special area. Begin with pickup from your hotel or from the meeting point in the early morning before driving for a few hours until you reach Pamukkale. The dreamlike landscape is filled with fantastic stalactites and white terraces with flowing water. The healing properties of this area have been recognized for centuries and have long attracted visitors to the area. Experience the rejuvenating and calming effect of the mineral water. In the past, even Cleopatra made the trip to experience this unique setting. The ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis in Anatolia also provide spectacular views. In addition to learning about the history of this place, find out more about religion and culture in contemporary Turkey.

Antalya: City Tour with Cable Car, Boat Trip and Waterfalls

3. Antalya: City Tour with Cable Car, Boat Trip and Waterfalls

Discover the natural beauty of Antalya on this full-day tour. Visit the Duden Waterfall, explore a natural cave, and take a boat trip to see even more. Then visit the highlights of the old city of Kaleici. Your full-day Antalya City and Waterfalls Tour begins in the morning with a drive to the Duden Waterfalls National Park. Take a walk through the beautiful park and take in views of the spectacular 15-meter-high Duden Waterfall. Behind the waterfall is a natural cave you can enter to watch the cascades. Back in Antalya, you’ll enjoy a 1-hour boat trip from the old harbor to the spectacular Karpuzkaldiran Waterfall, also known as the Lower Duden Waterfall. At 30 meters, it is the highest cascade in the Antalya region. You’ll have views of the coastline of Antalya’s old city as you arrive in the harbor. Take a break for lunch at a local restaurant followed by some free time to explore Kaleici – the old city. See the main attractions, including Hadrian’s Gate, the Clock Tower, Kesik Minare and the city walls dating back to the 2nd century. You’ll also have time to visit some of the numerous boutiques, art galleries and interesting museums in the old town.

Antalya: City Tour including Waterfalls and Cable Car

4. Antalya: City Tour including Waterfalls and Cable Car

Your experience begins as you are picked up at around 09:30AM from your hotel, before driving to the west side of the city. Antalya is surrounded by sandy beaches, soaring mountains, and picturesque waterfalls, and this tour takes in some of these most scenic spots. Ride the cable car to the top of Tünek Tepe Mountain for a magnificent view along the coast. Afterwards, visit two different waterfalls: Düden Falls and the Karpuz Kaldıran Waterfall. There will be plenty of time granted at these two waterfalls for you to explore and take photos. This tour provides you with a fantastic chance to discover the local culture as well as the ordinary lifestyle of Turkish people. At the conclusion of your experience, your driver will return you back to your accommodation.

From Antalya: Suluada Island Boat Trip with Lunch

5. From Antalya: Suluada Island Boat Trip with Lunch

Boat trips are one of the best ways to spend a day away from the crowds and you will find plenty to choose from during your Antalya vacation. Suluada Island Boat Trip takes you to two famous places and allows you to explore the beauty of untouched nature. Feel like swimming in an exotic bay, visit the love cave, have fun and create memories for tomorrow. The excursion starts with a pick up service from your Antalya hotels to Adrasan Port. All transfers are operated with modern and fully air-conditioned vehicles for your own comfort and convenience. The distance is about 100 km, which takes about 2 hours. As the boat leaves port, get ready for an exhilarating yet relaxing sailing experience in the azure waters of the Mediterranean. In some places you will find that the area is completely untouched and preserved. This is because it is a destination for the Careta turtles and the authorities protect the bays. The island of Suluada is the first stop of the day. The island is a popular and famous swim stop as many people describe it as an exotic bay, similar to the Maldives. The island of Suluada is relatively small in size but has an exceptionally unique setting. The turquoise waters that surround the white sands of the island will take your breath away. Jump in the water and enjoy an invigorating swim session during your stay. The boat then proceeds to the next stop. During this time you will have the opportunity to have a delicious and freshly prepared lunch on board. Recharge your batteries, relax under the sun and prepare for your next swim stop.

From Antalya: Suluada Island (Turkiye Maldives) Boat Trip

6. From Antalya: Suluada Island (Turkiye Maldives) Boat Trip

From Antalya city centre pick up time is 07:15 a.m. Adrasan is 95 km far from Antalya and it is 2,5 hours transfer time to port. Starting in Adrasan port you will go to the island of Suluada “Maldives in Turkey”. Wonderfull beach and the view of the bay nice time for swimming. On the boat, there will be ready a Medeterian lunch for you with a menu of fish ( fish, pasta, salad). The next stop is in the ‘Cave of Love’ . The route of the boat will follow the coastline; you can see from the sea the “Lycian Way”. Several beaches and deep forest views rocky coast will always be around the trip. If you are lucky you can see sea Turtles which like swimming and hunting in these waters. After sunbathing and swimming all day in the cleanest Mediterrane bays you will back to the port and meet your transfer bus going back to your Hotel.

From Antalya or Kemer: Suluada Island Boat Trip with Lunch

7. From Antalya or Kemer: Suluada Island Boat Trip with Lunch

Join a boat trip to Suluada Island and soak up this fantastic Mediterranean setting with transportation from Antalya or Kemer included. Take in the sights of the surrounding bays, swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters, and watch the wooden boats from Adrasan. The island of Suluada is one of the most beautiful in the region and is covered in lush forests. The water sparkles like glass and is so clear that you can see the bottom of the ocean. Suluada is sometimes referred to as the 'Turkish Maldives' because of the sparkling bay. Begin with pickup and take a bus ride of up to 1 hour and 20 minutes to the port where the boat departs from. Sail toward the island and take your first swim in the beautiful waters. Enjoy further swimming breaks at the island's western and spring water beaches. Enjoy a lunch on board with vegetarian options available. On the way back from Suluada, take one last swimming break in the beautiful Hacivat Bay. The formation of its rocks resembles Hacivat, the lead character in a traditional Turkish shadow play.

From Side: Antalya Cable Car, Waterfall, and Old Town Tour

8. From Side: Antalya Cable Car, Waterfall, and Old Town Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel by an air-conditioned bus. Travel to Antalya with a professional tour guide, who will provide plenty of facts and historical information about the city.  Make a stop along the way to visit Kurşunlu Waterfall for half an hour. Next, stop at the Tünektepe Cable Car, which will take you to the highest point of Antalya city center at 700 metres. Taste some local pastries or enjoy a coffee with a beautiful view. Explore the oldest area of the city, Kaleiçi, with 2 hours of free time. Get some local recommendations from your guide and do some shopping for local souvenirs. After this, be returned to your hotel in Side at approximately 5:00 PM.

Apollo Temple Side, Perge, Aspendos & Waterfalls Guided Tour

9. Apollo Temple Side, Perge, Aspendos & Waterfalls Guided Tour

Enjoy the convenience of pickup from your hotel in Antalya on this day trip and travel in an airconditioned bus to the sites of the ancient cites of Perge, Aspendos, and Side. Travel into the Kursunlu Falls National Park and swim in the pool of the Kursunlu Waterfall.  Board a spacious and comfortable outside your hotel and relax on the drive to Perge, an impressive archaeological site containing a wealth of ancient ruins that date back to the Roman period. Imagine the past as you see a gigantic amphitheater, stadium, Roman gates, city walls, and Roman baths. Walk through the 500-meter-long main street with numerous columns, fountains, and an acropolis dating back to the Bronze Age.   Continue on to Aspendos, situated on the banks of the Köprüçay River. Once one of the most important cities in Pamphylia, Aspendos is now a very popular tourist sight famous for its excellently-preserved Roman amphitheater built in 155 AD.  Walk up the amphitheater's tiered steps and admire the beauty of its galleries, which are still in use today. Stop to refill with a delicious lunch before making your way to the ruins of Side, which span the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine eras.  Admire its fountains, city walls, agora, amphitheater, and marble columns. Take in stunning views over the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea at the the temple of Apollo.   On the way back to Antalya, enjoy a relaxing soak after a long day of exploring in the Kursunlu Waterfalls. Enjoy the green environment, fresh air, pine scent, cool atmosphere, and spectacular falls.

Kemer Full-Day Scuba Diving Adventure

10. Kemer Full-Day Scuba Diving Adventure

The waters off Turkey’s southern Mediterranean coast provide an excellent opportunity for an underwater adventure. Enjoy 2 dives at different sites plus lunch on this 7-hour excursion from Kemer. Both beginners and seasoned divers can explore the underwater life in clear waters. Before making the first dive the instructor will provide a briefing on the technical details of diving. Learn how to make use of your diving gear and then experience the colorful underwater life after a few skill tests and test dives. Swim with exotic fish and explore fascinating caves. Instructors ensure that divers remain safe. It is possible to book the boat trip and lunch without the dives.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 4,340 reviews

This a great tour for exploring the highlights of Antalya city & if you're lucky you'll get a guide like Yousuf. TBH this is my 1st international solo trip & I was a bit nervous before visiting but, I can not state enough how amazing Turkish people have been to me and they made my trip so beautiful. On this specific trip, our trip was supposed to end around 6:15 PM and I had a bus to catch for 07:00 PM. The bus station was not on the route, and I was a bit nervous that I might miss my bus to Cappadocia but, Yousuf called his wife & she showed up and drove me to the bus stop personally so I didn't miss my bus. I don't think I can explain in words how touched I was by this gesture. Thank you sooo much guys, I'll never forget the hospitality shown towards me. The coordinator from Tourmania even checked with me later in the day if I caught my bus safely. Loads of gratitude to all of you. I 100% recommend this tour.

It was an amazing trip not only because of picturesque destinations, but also due to perfect organization and extremely friendly and enthusiastic guide. Cengiz provided us with a plenty of information and was attentive to all participants. It has been a fascinating trip from start till the very end and we were happy to spend the day in such a great company.

This was a last minute addition to my itinerary so I wasn't sure what to expect but, I am glad I booked this tour. Our guide CK was hilarious. He kept the trip fun while being so informative, he even took a lot of pictures for all of us (really helpful for a solo traveler like me ;) ).

I liked the trip. The schedule was compact, but in the off season like Dec, there are enough time for a decent appreciation of each historical sites. The default lunch was nice, extra drink add-ons was a bit awkward..

Great tour, well arranged and the people are very friendly. A warm encounter, you’ll see nice views and the inner parts of the city. All guided without worrying about transport and the bustle.