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Top Choice Historic Site in Antalya


Antalya's historic district is a sight in itself and you could happily spend an hour or so strolling the narrow lanes here while admiring the mix of finely restored and creakily dilapidated Ottoman-era architecture.
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 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 International in Antalya


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

Roman Harbour

The Roman harbour at the base of Kaleiçi's slope was Antalya's lifeline from the 2nd century BC until late in the 20th century, when a new port was constructed about 12km to the west, at the far end of Konyaaltı Pla…
Mediterranean in Antalya


Tuvana Hotel's signature restaurant offers international dishes with an emphasis on Italian in especially fine Ottoman surrounds, featuring pasha-style chairs, a glass-bead chandelier and lovely outdoor seating. The…
Seafood in Antalya

Arma Restaurant

Housed in a former oil depot on the rocks overlooking the harbour, this upmarket balık evi (fish restaurant) specialises in mezes and seafood from sea bass to shrimp. On a balmy evening, the fabulous terrace with it…
Historic Site in Antalya

Yivli Minare

This handsome and distinctive 'fluted' minaret, erected by Seljuk Sultan Aladdin Keykubad I in the early 13th century, is Antalya's symbol. The adjacent mosque (1373) is still in use.
Kebap in Antalya

Dönerciler Çarşısı

Its street sign says 'Inönü Caddesi' and the canopy of umbrellas has given it the nickname 'Şemsiye Sokak' (Umbrella St). Locals, however, refer to this pedestrianised lane and the gloomy arcade to the east as the D…