Antalya Turkey is one of the most populous cities in Turkey with about one million inhabitants; it is located on Turkey’s southwest coast on the Mediterranean Sea. The Province of Antalya including the city is the fastest growing province in Turkey reaching two million people.
Antalya has become a world tourism destination due to its amazing Mediterranean Beaches, attracting visitors from all over Europe and the rest of the world. In 2014 it hosted 12.5 million tourists. The length of its shore is 640 Km and here I mention some of the best beaches.
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All Inclusive Vacations
Antalya’s claim to fame has been for years the All Inclusive Vacations. This is the most popular way to enjoy a hassle free vacation anywhere in the world and especially in the Mediterranean.
Nowadays most of the area, including the Greek Islands, is prepared for this kind of tourism coming from all over the world. You just have to enjoy the moment; they take care of everything for you....for an all inclusive payment.
All Inclusive Vacations include all the fun and adventure that individuals and families seek when coming to the Mediterranean.
Olympos Beach in Antalya Turkey
Olympus is a city with a vast and interesting history dating to the Lycia period, times of pirates, Roman and Ottoman Empires and finally the Turkish Republic.
But history is not the reason people visit this site. The beaches are of crystal clear waters, so clear that you see the pebbles bottom while sailing.
After swimming you’ll want to dip into the river that streams through the Lycian ruins, so you may get rid of the sea salt.
Alanya Portakal also called Orange Beach in Antalya
Alanya Beach, also called Orange Beach, is a one Km long beach in the center of town and has been designated as a Blue Flag Beach. It is located between Dim Stream and Oba Stream and reaches about 100 meters width.
The beach is sandy and the waters gorgeous. And it is free. Certain resorts on the coast offer services for a fee.
Alanya Damlatas Beach home of Cleopatra's Cove
This beach is located next to Damlatas Cave in the west of the peninsula. This sandy beach has also a Blue Flag. The entrance to the beach is free.
Once there visit the little cove called Cleopatra. Legend says that Queen Cleopatra of Egypt once visited there. Another cave in the area is Forforlu Cave with such clear waters that you may see the fish as you swim.
Konyaalti Beach near the center of Antalya
It is one of the most popular beaches with well-off locals. The stretch of sand is spacious and features all facilities including supermarket.
Konyaalti is located on the heart of the city and what characterizes it is the variety of entertainment beside just lying on the beach and swimming.
This beach offers Beachpark with attractions of all kind for kids and adults. It features many restaurants, pubs, cafes, an aqua land with many water slides and a Dolphin land with dolphins and white whales. It is open during the day and night with concerts, live music bars, street shows and animations.
Lara Beach in Antalya is an entertainment center
This is a large tourism development in Antalya Turkey with 2 Square Km of land. It features restaurants, cafes, bars, beach clubs, 1 night club, football fields, amusement park, and open exhibition areas, recreation areas for kids, beach volley, and beach soccer, water sports, skating, jogging and cycling areas. This is a complete beach for your enjoyment while visiting Antalya.
For more information visit Turkey Tourism Website
Patara Beach Antalya one of the Top Beaches of the World
This is the longest beach in Turkey with 18 Km in length. It has been selected by Sunday Times as one of the Best Beaches in the World.
It is located in Kas Turkey, southwest of Antalya. It is the breeding site of the Caretta Turtles, and some areas are prohibited to visitors day or night.
There are some water sports available on the beach and on the west side of it you’ll find a marine animal park and a water slide park.
Antalya is a paradise for Families with Kids
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olympos by alex graves
damlatas by robin & bazylek
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antalya resorts courtesy of the mentioned resorts