Antalya is a Turkish city located on the country’s Mediterranean coast. Antalya is over two thousand years old and has seen occupation by the Pergamon, Roman and Byzantine empires.
The city is a popular tourist destination, so there are many activities and great places to visit besides the beautiful beaches, which are the main draw for the area.
A visitor can enjoy great restaurants all around the city, shop in the popular Kaleici district, or adventure out into the surroundings of the city.
Day trips from Antalya depart to ancient surroundings such as Aspendos, the Duden Waterfalls, and Perge.
Hadrian’s Gate (The Three Gates) is included on most Altalya to-do-lists.
Travelling to Antalya is easiest done flying into Antalya Airport (airport code AYT), located only eight miles outside the centre of the city.
Over 90 airlines serve the international airport in Antalya including major carriers such as Aeroflot, British Airways, CSA and EasyJet.
Many people travelling in Turkey prefer to fly into Istanbul and then take one of the busses from Istanbul to Antalya. This provides a very scenic ride throughout the Turkish countryside.
Nonetheless, the most popular choice is to fly directly into Antalya Airport along with the other two million passengers each year.