Antalya is a large and exciting city, which many people refer to as the pearl of the Turkish Riviera. Here, people from both home and abroad flock to enjoy lazy days on beautiful beaches during the day, and participate in a hectic nightlife.
But Antalya also has more than enough to offer tourists who are concerned about more than the tan on the body and the many colorful drinks the bars lure with. For you will find everything from beautiful natural areas to ancient ruins here.
The atmosphere in and around the city is friendly and relaxed. Forget the “myth” that people in Turkey neither touch alcohol nor participate in the joys of nightlife. In Antalya it is full speed, night and day. Also for the kids there is an Eldorado, with kid-friendly beaches, water parks and other fun.
Add to that the price level is still nice, so it’s easy to understand why Antalya and the Turkish Riviera are a summer holiday favorite for so many.
- Abbreviation: AYT
- Country: Turkey
Get to know Antalya
Antalya has about 600,000 inhabitants, but in the summer the population in the region grows to almost 2 million! As you can see, the city and the surrounding area are attracting crowds of tourists. Antalya is beautifully surrounded by oceans on one side and mountains on the other.
Antalya is an ancient city and remains of ancient settlements around the city show that the area is among the earliest inhabited areas of Turkey. In addition, Romans and Byzantines have been here and influenced the development of the city with its cultures and knowledge. Antalya is today an exciting cosmopolitan metropolis that includes a charmingly beautiful old town. Already in the 1300s, Antalya was described as one of the most beautiful cities of the time, by the way, by Ibn Batuta, the well-known Muslim explorer.
Kaleiçi is the name of the real Antalya and is the ancient city within the Roman city walls. Kaleiçi is an exotic sight for our Northern European eyes. Here you will see old wooden houses, narrow alleys and a number of small mosques. Several of the city’s sights can be found here. Iþýklar (Isiklar) is an area of Antalya where it is full of stylish cafes and shops inspired by Europe. Many of the residents go here to eat at the many bistros.
The port area of Yat Liman also offers a variety of bars and eateries, and is obviously a place people meet to chat or just look at the public. During the day, most people are at the beach.
Konyaalti is a small pebble beach just west of Antalya. If you want a real sandy beach then visit Lara Plaji east of the city. The Lara district is called Turkey’s Las Vegas, and if you go here, you understand why. But the beaches are great and some of the hotels here are among the region’s most exclusive.
You will also find a number of resorts both ways along the coast from Antalya. Here are both nice kid-friendly beaches and densely populated beaches for people in party mood. If you live in Antalya you take so-called ‘dolmus’ – or small buses if you wish – to the beach areas.
List of Antalya Acronyms
The most commonly used abbreviations about Antalya is AYT which stands for Antalya. In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Antalya, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.
|ADVAA||Allgemeiner Deutschsprachiger Verein Antalya Akdeniz|
|LTAI||Antalya International Airport|
|AYT||Antalya, Turkey – Antalya|
|ICCA||International Community Collage of Antalya|