Private Tours from Antalya Port
Port of Antalya is located in a mineral-rich region on southern Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. It is located 17 km from the Antalya International Airport. The official language is Turkish, but some English is spoken (especially in the tourist and shopping areas) in Antalya’s walled section. The currency is the Turkish liras.
The city includes sites with traces of Lycian, Pamphylian, and Hellenistic -but mainly Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman- architecture and cultures. In the picturesque old quarter, known as Kaleiçi (Castle–city walls), narrow winding streets and old wooden houses are surrounded by the ancient city walls. The symbol of Antalya, the Fluted Minaret “Yivli Minare” in the heart of the Old Town, stands wonderfully preserved with its stunning blue tiles. Then you can proceed to Antalya Museum that is located on the outskirts of the city and reflects contemporary museum concepts. It is one of Turkey’s largest museums with 14 exhibition halls.
Another attractions not to miss for you is to visit the ancient cities of Perge, Phaselis and Thermessos. Also one of the most popular site to see is Aspendos theatre in Antalya which is one of the best preserved theatres of the antique world with seating capacity of 15,000. The galleries, stage decorations and the acoustics all reflect the success of the architect.
It is worth to see the Olympos that is an interesting touristic place with nearby beaches, river and history. Cirali and Yanartas (“Chimeira”, the burning rocks), located north east of Olympos, are the origin of the Myth of Bellerofontes, one of the well known mythological stories.
The soothing Kurşunlu waterfalls or Manavgat waterfalls set in the beautifully natural surroundings of a national park. To enjoy your time and relax, taking a leisurely stroll or sipping a drink with the gentle sound of the waterfall in the background are a perfect combination.