Cheap flights to Antalya
Antalya is not only one of Europe’s best-kept secrets, but the perfect destination for anyone wanting a holiday to remember. And any trip to this two thousand year old city and its beautiful surrounding area and it’ll not take you long to see why.
Not only is Antalya a busy working city with every amenity you could wish for, but it is also a premier beach resort town catering for all kinds of tourists. Oh, and because it is part of the Turkish Riviera it has some of Europe’s best beaches with clear, turquoise waters. To top it all off you can also be assured of great weather all year round.
Koprulu Canyon, east of Antalya, offers thrill-seekers a dramatic, once-in-a-lifetime white-water rafting opportunity, while the more sedate traveller can simply soak up the spectacular scenery and enjoy wildlife-spotting opportunities from the safety of a picnic blanket (Koprulu Canyon National Park).
Make time for a day trip to the pretty coastal resort of Kemer, about 45km south-east of Antalya. Set at the foot of the Taurus mountain range, visitors can tour a reconstructed tent city that reflects the life of the Turkish nomads, watch carpet weavers at work and sample some delicious Turkish specialities. There's also a cable car nearby that whisks you right to the top of the 2,365m Tahtali Mountain. antalya.org
See the dolphins at Aqualand, which has shows twice daily, and should not be missed if you have kids in tow. You can even give the nippers a chance to swim and have their photo taken with the dolphins (Konyaalt? Korulu?u Yan?, antalya-aquapark.com).
The ancient ruins of Phaselis, with its three harbours, are 56km south-west of Antalya, and are stunning. Take your swimming gear and swim in the shadow of the ancients!