Antalya is a beautiful Mediterranean beach city and one of the most visited places in Turkey . This city can compete with any other famous resort town in Europe, as it offers amazing beaches and landscapes, good nightlife and shopping.
Although my stay was just for one night and one day, it was one of my favourite destinations during my Turkey trip and I managed to visit most of the sights and even found time to chill at the beach.
I stayed in Kaleici, which is the historic city centre . The most charming way to start exploring this part of town is by crossing in through “Hadrian’s Gate”.Once there you will find lovely bars and restaurants, hotels and souvenir shops.
Kaleici by night is very lively but not in a noisy way, bars are packed and have live music and the atmosphere just feels relaxed and romantic.
Atarturk Boulevard is the place to go for shopping. I was very surprised to see how fashionable all the clothes were, both for men and women, and it was fairly cheap. The boulevard is not only interesting for its shops but also a few bronze statues that are used to decorate the side walks on a very creative way.
I would recommend staying in Antalya for 2 days. This would be enough to enjoy all the beautiful sightseeing and activities that the town offers , as well as a relaxing beach day. I went to Konyaalti beach which is easily reachable by tram and a bit of a walk. It’s one of the most popular beaches but if you’re not a fan of a pebbles beaches, I would suggest going to Lara beach.
I really enjoyed my time in Antalya, I liked the combination of city life with beautiful and peaceful surroundings. For anyone looking for a honeymoon destination, give Antalya some thought 😉