Antalya, a fascinating Turkish city on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, is well-known among many of the tourists for its rich natural beauty and an intriguing ancient history. It was founded by Attalus II, a Greek king, more than 2000 years ago. Millions of tourists arrive here from different parts of the globe to explore some charming beaches and the beauty of the Taurus Mountains situated on its borders. While you’re in this wonderful Turkish city, you’ll get to enjoy its fabulous attractions during your sightseeing trips. Among the popular places visited by tourists are the city’s mountainous regions and waterfalls.
The tourism industry in this part of the world received a big boost when the prestigious Blue Flag status was awarded to its 200 beaches, 5 marinas, and 5 yachts. Kemer, Gazipasa, Aksu, and Alanya are some of the beaches in the city that have received this status. Your cheap holidays to Antalya can be made truly memorable with a visit to any of these fantastic beaches. It would be a great feeling to unwind on any of them and experience the soothing touch of the sun’s rays. You can also get to the Antalya Aquarium to witness the biggest tunnel aquarium in the world. One of the key highlights of this place is the Fear Trophy, where you can watch the most colourful as well as poisonous reptiles in action.
Your Antalya holidays would also give you the chance to get to the Serik town, which houses the Ucansu Waterfall. Not many tourists visit this attraction, which is an exciting place to enjoy trekking and plunge into the cold waters of the waterfall. The Alara stream, located in the town of Koprulu also turns into a waterfall after finding its way out from the foot of the mountains. The Kursunlu Waterfall is yet another thrilling waterfall worth exploring during your time spent in the Turkish city. Set amidst a pine forest, it is quite close to the Antalya-Mersin road and offers pleasant surroundings for its visitors to enjoy a walk and observe the plants and animals.
In the mountains to the north-eastern part of Antalya, you’ll find the Koprulu Canyon National Park. It was declared a national park in 1973 and houses diverse varieties of flora and fauna. During your Antalya holidays, you can visit this park to explore its enchanting natural surroundings and an interesting wildlife. The Selge Antique City and the Bozburun Mountain is also a part of this national park. A few archaeological sites located in this part of Antalya can be worth visiting if you’re a history buff.
When you’re in Antalya during any of the international events held in the city, you can get the chance to be a part of them. One of these events is the Antalya Film Festival, which has become one of the leading film festivals of the world today. You can also watch some sporting events like golf, football, beach volleyball and sailing while holidaying in the city. The most exciting events are held in Antalya during the summer season. If you’re in the city around this time of the year, you can have loads of fun in these events.