Antalya is the capital of the province of the same name, located on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Usually not so many people live in Antalya – within nine hundred thousand people, but in the summer it reaches two and a half million. Antalya is an ancient settlement, its foundation is considered to be 159 BC. It has a rather interesting history that attracts many tourists.
To get from Antalya airport to the hotel or nearby resorts such as Belek, Kemer, Alanya and others, the easiest way is to order a transfer on the UniTaxi.ru website, this will help save time and get extra comfort while traveling. The driver will meet you at the airport, at the exit of the terminal with a sign with your name on it and help you with your luggage.
Architectural sights of Antalya
The city and its environs are literally flooded with historical monuments, so there is something to see in Antalya:
having narrow winding streets.
And their archaeological museum has a place in the top five most famous in Turkey. To admire the surroundings, you can take a day trip on a pleasure boat that departs daily from the bay.
Antalya attracts not only with its historical and architectural beauties, there are many picturesque natural monuments. Take at least the Duden waterfalls (Upper and Lower). The Lower Düden is the largest waterfall in the Mediterranean that flows into the sea. The falls can be reached by boat from Kaleiçi Marina. It is especially magnificent from the sea side. It is impossible not to admire the streams of water falling from a height of 42 meters. In the evening, the lights are turned on here, which gives the waterfall a special fairy-tale charm. All vacationers in Turkey must have replenished their photo album with a photo, the background of which is this beautiful waterfall, which is the hallmark of Antalya.
Getting to the Upper Falls, located 14 km from the central part of the city, by public transport, tourists are always surprised that they suddenly find themselves among houses where, in principle, there should be nothing like this. Therefore, if you decide to make an unorganized excursion to the waterfall, then ask the locals for help, they will show you the right direction, otherwise there is a high probability of just getting lost.
A visit to the park in which the waterfall is located is paid – be prepared for this!
A feature of the waterfall is the Cave of Desires below it, where you can admire the numerous grottoes, corridors, metal bridges, natural windows, which offer a unique view from under the waterfall. Do not pass by a spacious hall with a thorny fossil, where most tourists actually strive to tie a rope to one of the thorns there for the fulfillment of a wish. It was thanks to this belief that the cave was named the Cave of Desires.
The park is usually not crowded. Many benches located in shady places will provide an opportunity to relax while the children have fun on the playgrounds.
Of course, here we have described only a small part of those attractions that are worth seeing when visiting Antalya. Turkey is the place where any vacationer does not have to be bored. Here everyone manages to get so many strong emotions and impressions that for a long time there will be a desire to share with their acquaintances and friends. After all, the history of Turkey is the history of the development of the world, but in a separate country.