With 400 miles of sun-kissed golden beaches, Antalya is Turkey’s premier holiday destination. Known as the Turkish Riviera, the Antalya area has been developed in recent decades to become a high-class destination which has attracted tourists from all over the world who are seduced by the designer shopping, golf courses and opulent marinas in resorts such as Lara Beach, Kemer and Belek.
As well as modernity, there is plenty of tradition to be enjoyed in Antalya, with the main town filled with quaint eateries, Ottoman-era buildings and bazaars where you can haggle for a bargain or two. Side is particularly noteworthy for its Roman baths, Temple of Apollo and the impressive Byzantine basilica. There are also plenty of other natural attractions with the olive and avocado plantations and the verdant tree-clad Taurus mountains providing delightful natural fauna to enjoy when you have finished relaxing on the luxurious beaches.