The Antalya Province of Turkey lies on the Mediterranean coast between the Tourus Mountains and the sea. As the centre of Turkey’s tourist industry, accommodation in Antalya holds one third of all visitors to Turkey each year, and luckily, with over 650km of sandy beaches, there is plenty of space for every visitor to an Antalya property to place their towel and relax on the beach in peace.
Of course, the largest attractions for many visitors taking accommodation in Antalya are the fine beaches which line the rugged yet stunningly beautiful coastline. There are a range of astonishingly pretty beaches in the area, from the tourist centred beaches of Turunc and Torba to some of the more remote, picturesque and peaceful beaches further along the coast. Sailing and scuba diving holidays particularly thrive from Antalya property, with people coming from all aroundEuropeto jump into a yacht and explore the rugged coastline.
The natural beauty of Antalya is indescribable. It is hugely worth doing a tour of Antalya’s countryside, whether on foot, horseback or by bike. Walking behind falls of the Upper Duden Waterfalls, climbing the Guver Canyon, riding along the ridges of the Tourus Range or flying over the Olympos National Park offer some of the most delightful experiences on an Antalya tour, although there are no end of magnificent spots and viewpoints to discover from accommodation in Antalya.
The whole area is awash with historical treasures of unequalled brilliance. Huge, extravagant tombs can be found carved into the sheer rock faces of the mountains, whilst impressive monuments from the amazing Alara Han fortress to the wonders of Karain Cave and from the ruins of Letoon to the stunning rock tombs of Myra attract endless visitors to Antalya accommodation from around the world.
The provincial capital, of the same name as the Province, is hugely attractive city, filled with tree lined promenades and ancient marvels surrounded by the ancient town’s defensive walls. The city of Antalya has a huge amount attracting visitors to its ancient centre, from the elegant Selijuk Mosque in the city centre to the Karatay Medrese offer fascinating insights into the long and troubled history of the area, whilst the beautiful marina is the centre of more contemporary entertainment in the city, from shopping to sailing.
Alanya is a similar beach resort, which takes advantage of its wonderful coastline and ancient origins. Tourists are extremely well catered for in the Alanya region, as every service and facility you could hope for is available.
The Kalkan-Kas area is one of huge atmosphere, charming scenery and welcoming locals. The narrow streets of Kalkan can be found on the famous coastline of Antalya, yet the undeniable charm and hospitality of locals gives visitors a really relaxing, unspoilt Turkish holiday.
There is never a bad time to escape to an Antalya property rental, meaning you can take a last minute Antalya holiday to escape the British winter when ever it gets you down. In summer, average temperatures reach up to 33˚C in July and August, with daily peaks occasionally reaching 40°C. In winter, average temperatures fall to around 9°C, with very pleasant temperatures during the middle of the day.
The tiny Antalya Airport (AYT) has made taking a self catering Antalya villa, property or apartment so much easier from the UK. There are now two airlines providing direct flights to Antalya from the UK, British Airways and Turkish Airlines. Currently, if you would like to take a flight to Antalya, you must pass through one of theLondonairports.