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 Plajı. The harbour was restored during the 1980s and is now a marina for yachts and excursion boats. An elevator descends the cliff to the harbour from the western end of Cumhuriyet Meydanı.

The harbour is lined with touristy restaurants and cafes. Above it, on Cumhuriyet Meydanı's southern edge, numerous tea gardens offer aerial harbour views.

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Nearby Antalya attractions

1. Elevator

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Descends the cliff to Kaleiçi's Roman Harbour from the western end of Cumhuriyet Meydanı. Expect big queues in summer.

2. Viewpoint

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Above the Roman Harbour, this small park has fountains, statues of frolicking animals and sweeping views.

3. Atatürk Statue

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The broad plaza of Cumhuriyet Meydanı is centred on this statue of Atatürk riding a horse.

4. Kaleiçi

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Antalya's historic district is a sight in itself and you could happily spend half a day strolling the narrow lanes here while admiring the mix of finely…

5. Yivli Minare

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This handsome and distinctive 'fluted' minaret, erected by Seljuk Sultan Aladdin Keykubad I in the early 13th century, is Antalya's symbol. The adjacent…

6. Mawlawi Lodge Museum

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Tucked away within the Yivli Minare complex, this fascinating domed structure dates back to 1377 and was beautifully restored in 2018. Its original use is…

7. Tombs

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Just to the west of the Yivli Minare are two türbe (tombs), one from the late 14th century and the other from 1502.

8. Tekeli Mehmet Paşa Camii

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The Tekeli Mehmet Paşa Camii was built by the Beylerbey (Governor of Governors) Tekeli Mehmet Paşa. The building was repaired extensively in 1886 and 1926…