Monday, May 27, 2024

Antalya Travel Guide – 12 Places In One Day

Do you need a tour guide? Here I am. I’m your online guide. You’ll learn everything you need to do in the city without getting lost in this article. Just sit back and check out this tour plan I’ve prepared for you. The tour plan will start with breakfast at 09:00 AM. We’ll have lunch at 03:00 PM and dinner at 07:00 PM. Our tour will finish at 10:00 PM. Here is your Antalya Travel Guide to visit 12 places in one day. Get ready for both an economical and well-planned tour. Have a great time!

OUR PROGRAM


09:00 – 10:30 AM : BREAKFAST


11:00 – 12:00 PM : ANTALYA AQUARIUM


12:00 – 01:00 PM : KONYAALTI BEACH


01:30 – 02:30 PM : ANTALYA ARCHEOLOGY MUSEUM


03:00 – 05:00 PM : SHOPPING – COFFEE BREAK – LUNCH


05:00 – 07:00 PM : REPUBLIC SQUARE – KALEICI PANORAMIC ELEVATOR – ANTALYA MARINA – KECILI PARK – HIDIRLIK TOWER – HADRIAN’S GATE – CLOCK TOWER – YIVLIMINARE MOSQUE


07:00 – 08:30 PM : DINNER


09:00 – 10:00 PM : DUDEN WATERFALLS (LOWER DUDEN WATERFALL)


OUR ROUTE – ANTALYA TRAVEL GUIDE

1- BREAKFAST ( 09:00 – 10:30 AM )

 Nilvana Country Garden (Nilvana Kır Bahcesi)

Nilvana Country Garden (Nilvana Kır Bahcesi)
NILVANA COUNTRY GARDEN

We will have breakfast at this highly renowned place in Konyaaltı. With its scenic views, friendly staff, and quick service, it’s not only one of Antalya’s most famous breakfast spots but also budget-friendly. You can check out their menus from the link I’ll provide below. For any inquiries, you can send e-mail or call the phone number available on their website.

PARKING: Available

EVERYDAY: 8 am – 6 pm

NILVANA COUNTRY GARDEN WEBSITE

2- ANTALYA AQUARIUM (11:00 – 12:00 PM )

ANTALYA AQUARIUM
ANTALYA AQUARIUM

Antalya Aquarium, one of the world’s largest aquarium complexes, offers a blend of inspiration, entertainment, and education. After exploring 40 themed aquariums, you’ll encounter the world’s largest tunnel aquarium, stretching 131 meters in length and 3 meters in width. Additionally, you can visit Snow World, Ice Museum, WildPark, and Oceanride XD Cinema inside belonging to the Aquarium. One hour is enough to see this place. You can get here by car from the café in 20 minutes. For more information and find out how to get there you can visit their website.

PARKING: Available

EVERYDAY: 10 am – 8 pm

TICKET PRICE: 34.90 USD

ANTALYA AQUARIUM WEBSITE

3- KONYAALTI BEACH ( 12:00 – 01:00 PM )

KONYAALTI BEACH - ANTALYA TRAVEL GUIDE
KONYAALTI BEACH – ANTALYA TRAVEL GUIDE

Konyaaltı Beach is a beautiful beach and one of the Antalya’s two main beaches. Along the beach, you can admire the vast splendor of the Mediterranean Sea.  Moreover you can find walking areas, parks, and various cafes. This is one of the vibrant centers of Antalya. You can reach here by car from Aquarium within 5 minutes. You can also reach by walking in 15 minutes.

4- ANTALYA ARCHEOLOGY MUSEUM ( 01:30 – 02:30 PM)

ANTALYA ARCHEOLOGY MUSEUM -ANTALYA TRAVEL GUIDE
ANTALYA ARCHEOLOGY MUSEUM

Museum showcases a wide range of artifacts spanning from the Lower Paleolithic Age to the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Period. It hosts various sections including a children’s area, modern art exhibition hall, conference hall, cafeteria, and video screening room in addition to its closed exhibition halls and outdoor galleries. One hour is enough to see this place. You can reach here by car from beach in 10 minutes or by bus in 25 minutes.

PARKING: Available

EVERYDAY: 8.30 am – 5.30 pm

TICKET PRICE: 11.76 USD

ANTALYA ARCHEOLOGY MUSEUM

5- SHOPPING – COFFEE BREAK – LUNCH ( 03:00 – 05:00 PM )

MARKANTALYA AVM

MarkAntalya is an excellent shopping mall for shopping, lunch and coffee breaks. You can choose one based on your needs. It’s situated right in the center of the city and hosts mid-range, affordable stores. Additionally, it’s adjacent to all the local shops, allowing you to shop from local vendors. But be careful, not to spend too much time shopping, or you might miss the schedule. Moreover, it’s within walking distance to all the tourist spots. You can reach here by car from museum in 10 minutes or by bus in 20 minutes.

PARKING: Available

EVERYDAY: 10 am – 10 pm

MARKANTALYA AVM

6- Republic Square – Kaleici Panoramic Elevator – Antalya Marina – Kecili Park – Hıdırlık Tower – Hadrian’s Gate – Clock Tower – Yivliminare Mosque (05:00 – 07:00 PM)

OUR ROUTE – ANTALYA TRAVEL GUIDE

1- Republic Square

2- Kaleici Panoramic Elevator

3- Antalya Marina

4- Kecili Park

5- Hıdırlık Tower

6-Hadrian’s Gate

7- Clock Tower

8- Yivliminare Mosque

In the area referred to as Muratpasa, we’ll visit 8 significant historical and touristic sites. Visiting these places will cover about 80% of the list of places to visit in Antalya. However, since the places I’ll mention are closed to vehicle traffic, we’ll continue on foot. Hence, if you’ve arrived by car, I recommend parking at MarkAntalya Shopping Mall. This way, you won’t have to deal with parking issues or pay any fees. As we’ll be completing a full circle, your distance from the parking area at the end of the tour will be around 10-15 minutes. The total will only take two hours of your time. Don’t worry, they are all very close to each other. You’ll enjoy a lot. Plus, you can do shopping while walking.

6.1. Republic Square

Republic Square - ANTALYA TRAVEL GUIDE
REPUBLIC SQUARE

After exiting MarkAntalya, as you walk straight down, you will encounter ‘Republic Square.’ It takes only 10 minutes on foot. It was built after the declaration of the Republic and, therefore, is one of the most important historical and cultural sites for Turks. The Atatürk Monument located in the center of the square stands as a symbol of Antalya’s modern history. Many concerts and various events take place here. Hence, you can take photos in front of the monument and enjoy the view.

6.2. Kaleici Panoramic Elevator

Kaleici Panoramic Elevator - ANTALYA TRAVEL GUIDE
KALEICI PANORAMIC ELEVATOR

Here, tourists enjoy the view overlooking the peaks of the Taurus Mountains. The electric elevator makes it easier to reach the marina directly instead of walking through side streets to connect to the marina. After capturing this magnificent view in photos, you can go down in the lift to the marina. Thus, you can reach directly access to the marina.

6.3. Antalya Marina

Antalya Marina - ANTALYA TRAVEL GUIDE
ANTALYA MARINA

After went down in the lift to the marina, you can walk along the seafront and enjoy delicious ice cream from famous Maras ice cream vendors. Furthermore, you can join short or long boat tours, which are very reasonably priced.

6.4. Kecili Park

Kecili Park - ANTALYA TRAVEL GUIDE
KECILI PARK

You can reach this park with the stairs located at the end of the marina. Its offering a magnificent panoramic view. The park is situated at a higher elevation, providing a view of the Kaleiçi Marina below. It features a beautiful garden and fountains.

6.5. Hıdırlık Tower (Karaalioglu Park)

Hıdırlık Tower - ANTALYA TRAVEL GUIDE
HIDIRLIK TOWER
The tower is located in Karaalioğlu Park and believed to be built in the 2nd century, . It is thought to have been built by the Roman emperor Hadriyanus. The tower served as both a lighthouse and an observation tower. You can enjoy the view from this tower. You can also sit in the seating areas in the park and have a drink.

6.6. Hadrian’s Gate

Hadrian's Gate - ANTALYA TRAVEL GUIDE
HADRIAN’S GATE

The most beautiful monument in Antalya is the monumental gate that opens to Kaleiçi. It is one of the significant tourist attractions. Known as Hadrian’s Gate or the Triple Gate, it was built in honor of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, who visited the city in 130 AD. It stands as the only remaining entrance gate from that time. Definitely worth a visit, it offers a great opportunity for photography.

6.7. Clock Tower

Clock Tower - ANTALYA TRAVEL GUIDE
CLOCK TOWER
The Clock Tower was constructed in 1901. It has a unique square shape. If you happen to be in the area after nightfall, you’ll find the tower beautifully illuminated. Unfortunately, you cannot climb to the top.
6.8. Yivliminare Mosque
Yivliminare Mosque - ANTALYA TRAVEL GUIDE
YIVLIMINARE MOSQUE
Our final stop, the Yivli Minaret Mosque, is a historical mosque known for its tall minaret. It got its name from the eight fluted (grooved) sections on the minaret. The minaret is a symbol of Antalya and can be distinctly seen from many points in the historic center of the city.

7- DINNER ( 07:00 – 08:30 PM )

YUVAM CAFE

YUVAM CAFE - ANTALYA TRAVEL GUIDE
YUVAM CAFE – ANTALYA TRAVEL GUIDE

I know you’re very hungry and tired, but don’t worry. I’m going to take you to a beautiful restaurant now. You’ve arrived at a place where you can see all the places you’ve visited from far, with a view overlooking the old town. “Yuvam Cafe” will be a delightful break for you with its unique view and delicious food. You can have a meal or simply enjoy their great selection of coffee. If you prefer a cold beer, you can also enjoy it with the scenery. The prices are very reasonable, and it’s a preferred spot by locals and tourists alike. You can reach here from the mosque within a 5-minute walk.

PARKING: Available

EVERYDAY: 8 am – 1 am

8- DUDEN WATERFALLS (LOWER DUDEN WATERFALL) ( 09:00 – 10:00 PM)

DUDEN WATERFALLS- ANTALYA TRAVEL GUIDE
DUDEN WATERFALLS- ANTALYA TRAVEL GUIDE

This waterfall, which tourists never miss seeing, is one of the most visited spots in Antalya. It drains its waters into the sea from a height of 40 meters. Moreover, it is the only waterfall in Turkey that directly meets the sea. As the water sprays, it creates a mist cloud over the sea. The nearby Park serves as an ideal viewing point for the waterfall’s scenery. The park also features a cafe, parking area, and picnic spots. You can take a break with coffee or cold beer here. But, be careful, as there are two Duden Waterfalls in Antalya. The one you will visit is also known as “Lower Duden.” It is located by the sea. Because sometimes even locals get confused about it. One hour is enough to see this place. You can reach here from cafe in 20 minutes by car.

You have visited 12 tourist attractions in one day with this itinerary. I hope you’ve had an enjoyable time. Your feedback and suggestions are highly valuable to me. Don’t forget to leave your comments and thoughts.

 

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