Antalya is located on the southern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. The largest year round coastal city, it boasts over 200km of stunning beaches, coves and bays to discover and explore.
A charming and historic region made up of a number of resorts and areas, it has for many years lured international holidaymakers and investors.
Offering wonderful warm long summers, stunning scenery, great transport links and excellent investment potential, it is popular with those looking to purchase Turkish property for rental, those seeking holiday homes, and many wishing to reside on the coast permanently.
Antalya city itself is a fascinating blend of traditional and contemporary with a stunning sea view backdrop.
With a modern international airport operating regular direct UK and European flights to most main airports throughout the year, and daily domestic flights to Istanbul where international connections can be made, Antalya is one of the few coastal regions that is easily accessible year round.
Kaleci, the walled 'old town', is an enchanting warren of narrow cobbled streets home to all manner of historic buildings, boutique hotels, souvenir shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife. A great place to explore, it is the place to while away an afternoon or evening people watching and relaxing over a cool drink in the shade.
Just a short stroll out of the old city walls leads to modern Antalya. A complete contrast, it has all you would expect from a major city centre; contemporary shops and boutiques, markets, bars, public squares, shopping malls, banks and the normal hustle and bustle of daily city life.
Towards the front of the city centre is the award winning marina and palm lined promenade. For those that enjoy yachting, this is the place to be.
With James Bond style motor cruisers, traditional wooden gullet boats, daily boats and cruise liners all gracing its shores, it is now firmly on the yachting map and frequented by the international sailing crowd throughout the summer months.
Main Antalya Regions and Resorts
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The attractive seaside resort of Kemer lies just over 40km from central Antalya. It is one of the most popular destinations with tourists and those seeking all-inclusive holidays. A large and modern resort, it boasts blue flag beaches, a fabulous marina with 180 berth capacity, great shopping and a growing number of quality Turkish properties for sale.
A 12km transfer from Antalya airport takes you to Lara. Famed for its blue flag sandy beach, it is a popular tourist resort with a thriving town centre, great variety of hotels, fabulous nightlife and wonderful shopping. Offering visitors the chance to relax in picturesque sun-drenched surroundings, it is popular with those seeking buy to let properties and has a number of excellent Turkish property developments.
For all those that enjoy a spot of golf in fabulous surroundings, Belek takes some beating! Arguably Turkey's best golfing resort, it homes a wealth of world class all-inclusive five star hotels and golf courses. Just 30km east from Antalya centre, it has a good beach and transport links and is popular with those seeking a golfing or rental Turkish property.
Situated 70km from Antalya is Side. A former ancient Greek town, it is one of the most fascinating places in the Antalya region. Looking out over the blue waters of the Med, it is a historic town packed full of character, where ruins and monuments lie side by side with modern shops, cafes, hotels, bars and buildings. Appealing to anyone looking for a blend of traditional and contemporary, it is a popular tourist resort with a number of excellent Turkish properties for sale.
Alanya, some 103 miles from Antalya city, is situated on a peninsula with the Mediterranean sea to its south-side and the Taurus Mountains on its northern-side. A town renowned for its walled fortress peppered with some 140 historical towers, its excellent beaches, natural attractions (such as Damlatas Cave) and historical sites, has forged it a firm tourism favourite; the area currently accounting for nine per cent of Turkey’s annual tourism numbers. For those seeking a property with firm buy to let potential, Alanya has become a popular destination with 30% of foreign property purchases in Turkey being made there.