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Top Choice Turkish in Antalya

Can Can Pide ve Kebap Salonu

Can Can (jan jan) certainly has lots of can (soul), and is worth the walk for a neighbourhood experience, with street tables and locals buying güveç (stews) from its bains-marie well into the evening. Choose between…
Top Choice Museum in Antalya

Antalya Museum

Do not miss this comprehensive museum with exhibitions covering everything from the Stone and Bronze Ages to Byzantium. The Hall of Regional Excavations exhibits finds from ancient cities in Lycia (such as Patara an…
Top Choice Cafe in Antalya

Castle Café

This lively hang-out along the cliff edge is a local favourite, attracting a crowd of young Turks with its affordable drinks (300mL beer ₺11). Service can be slow, but the terrace's jaw-dropping views of the beaches…
Top Choice International in Antalya


This outstanding, ultramodern restaurant, led by British chef Wayne, has a streamlined and unfussy atmosphere with its banquettes, glass surfaces and pleasant outside area dotted with cane-backed chairs. On the menu…
Top Choice Cafe in Antalya


Çay comes with lemons, fake flower garnish and a biscuit in a heart-shaped dish at this eclectic Dutch-Turkish cafe, where vintage furniture spills into the street and a wine cellar houses an inviting country-kitche…
Turkish in Antalya

Hasanağa Restaurant

Expect to find the garden at this restaurant and şarap odası (wine room) chock-a-block on the nights when traditional Turkish musicians and folk dancers entertain from 8pm onwards. Dishes are predictable Turkish far…
Turkish in Antalya

7 Mehmet Restaurant

Antalya's most famous eatery is a couple of kilometres west of the centre, with its spacious indoor and outdoor dining areas occupying a hill overlooking Konyaaltı Beach and the city. Yedi Mehmet's menu of grilled m…
Anatolian in Antalya

Parlak Restaurant

Just off pedestrian Kazım Özalp Caddesi, this sprawling open-air patio restaurant in an old caravanserai is favoured by locals. It's famous for its charcoal-grilled chicken (one-half ₺13), which you'll see roasting …
Turkish in Antalya

Sim Restaurant

Honest, homestyle Turkish favourites are served at this simple but charming restaurant run by a friendly family. When the weather's fine, dine underneath the canopy in the narrow passageway at the front, wedged agai…
Books in Antalya

Owl Bookshop

Secondhand bookshop, stocked mostly with travellers' hand-me-downs, under the care of literary larrikin Kemal Őzkurt, who can probably name every great novel about your home country.